Community Assistance

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Salvation Army – 407A Industrial Park Rd. Call for Appointment (662) 324-3304
    • Assistance with utility bills, clothes, food pantry, furniture
  • Prairie Opportunity – 501 Highway 12, Suite 110 Call for Appointment (662) 323-3397
  • United Way North Central MS – 300 University Dr. #300 (662) 323-3830
    • Community assistance with rent and utilities

FOOD ASSISTANCE

  • Casserole Kitchen – Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 105 S. Montgomery (662) 323-3483
    • Dinner served Tuesday and Thursday evenings (5:30 to 6:00 pm)
    • Lunch served on Saturdays (11:30 am to 12:00 pm)
    • Lunch is served in the downstairs Parish Hall
  • Starkville Church of God Compassion Pantry – 100 Locksley Way (662) 323-0352
    • Bag of Groceries – Everyday Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Corner of South Montgomery
  • St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Food Pantry – 607 University Drive (662) 323-2257
    • Food distribution on 2nd Saturday of month (9:00 am to 11:00 am) Curbside Pickup
    • Must register first, call church office before going
    • Provide proof of residency and picture ID
  • Peter’s Rock Temple Food Pantry – 121 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. (662) 615-4001
    • Give bag of groceries 2nd and 4th Wednesdays (10:00 am)
    • Provide proof of residency and picture ID
  • Pinelake Baptist Church Care Center – 104 Willow Road Call for appointment (662) 324-7773
    • Food distribution 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings (5:00 to 7:00 pm)
    • Provide picture ID – limited to one bag per month
  • Rock Hill United Methodist Church – 4457 Rockhill Rd (662) 323-8871 or (662) 312-2936
    • Bag of Groceries – limited to one bag per month
    • Additionally provides school uniforms for children
  • Calvary Baptist Church – 405 N. Jackson St. (662) 323-1448
    • Bag of groceries 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of month at 10:00 am
    • Provide picture ID; limited to one pickup every four months
  • Oktibbeha County Health Department/WIC Center – 203 Yeates St. (662) 323-4565
    • Milk, food for mothers, infants, and children.
    • Call for appointment
  • Southern Foundation – 317 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., E Suite 102 (662) 320-6613 or (662) 320-6614
    • Food distribution for children
    • Contact via website or by email
  • Oktibbeha County Human Services – 213 Yeates St. (662) 323-1566
    • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for financial assistance
    • Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) for assistance
  • Backpack Buddies – food distributed through Starkville Oktibbeha County Schools
    • On Fridays, weekend meals placed in backpacks of K-8th grade students referred by teachers and counselors
    • For more information contact First United Methods Church (662)) 323-5722 or visit their website and click on Backpack Meals under ministries.

MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDITION RECOVERY

  • Contact Hotline1-800-273-8255
    • Available 24/7
    • Immediate and confidential help over the phone
  • Community Counseling – 220 North Jackson St. (662) 323-3142
    • Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Outpatient mental health assistance
  • Starkville Alcoholics Anonymous
    • Meetings available 7 days a week. Visit website for most updated meeting lists.
    • Golden Triangle Hotline: (662) 327-8941
  • Narcotics Anonymous (662) 323-1994
    • Meets Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 6:00 pm
    • First Presbyterian Church, 120 Jackson Street
  • Celebrate Recovery – Meadowlake Baptist Church, 300 Linden Circle (662) 323-2963
    • Finding freedom from hurts, hang ups, and habits
    • Tuesdays at 5:45 pm supper and 6:30 pm worship

MISCELLANEOUS ASSISTANCE

  • Rockhill United Methodist Church – 4457 Rockhill Rd (662) 323-8871 or (662) 312-2935
    • Clothing and household items
  • Christian Women’s Job Corps – 207 South Lafayette St. (662) 722-3016
    • Job training for women
  • Emerson Family School – 1504 Louisville St. (662) 615-0033
    • Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Adult education, family programs, homeless student services, WorkKeys, employment assistance
  • J.L. King Center – 700 Long St. (662) 248-7737
    • WorkKeys, employment assistance, job placement and training
    • Adult programs 8:00 am to 2:00 pm; Kid programs 3:00 to 5:00 pm
  • Christian World Missions – 1437 Fire Station Rd. (662) 516-2237
    • Food distribution for elderly or disabled