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Starkville Strong In The News 

Starkville Strong Adds Essential Items to their Food Drive


Brandy Herrington of Starkville Strong comments on the importance of giving hygiene products to the people of starkville that receive SNAP benefits. 

Starkville Strong looks to provide support for community


Homelessness is a growing issue in Starkville and Oktibbeha County, but Starkville Strong is there to help those in need. However, with limited resources, Executive Director Brandi Herrington says they are forced to get more creative with their strategies.


Local nonprofit doing more to tackle food insecurity


Local nonprofit Starkville Strong recently announced their plans to begin the Second Servings Initiative. Brandi Herrington, Executive Director of Starkville Strong, spoke about the level of food insecurity in the community and how the goal of this initiative is to tackle that epidemic.

Starkville Strong In The News 


Starkville Strong Proposes Winter Weather Warming Stations


Starkville, Mississippi faces fairly harsh winters despite its usually mild climate. 
Starkville Strong realizes this, and in attempt to create a safe space for our homeless populations, worked with the city to create a temporary warming station inside the tornado shelter, but ultimately ended up having to transport homeless to the warming station in Columbus.


Starkville Strong Addresses the Community About Recent ARPA Funds & the Starkville Police Department

Sept 21, 2021

After the Board of Alderman meeting in which Mayor Spruill designated most of the recently received ARPA funds to the Starkville Police Department, Starkville Strong issued this letter arguing that the local government ignored the request for funds to improve local parks.

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Catherine Street Apartment Evictions Paused For Last Time

Sept 10, 2021

Journalist Nick Judin interviews Starkville resident Elecia Brooks on her near removal from Catherine Street Apartments and writes about Starkville Strong's involvement in pushing back on eviction dates.

How “Starkville Strong” Evolved from a Small Facebook Group to a County-wide Community Organization


In February of 2021, Starkville Strong’ Facebook group has grown to more than 8,400 members and is still growing today. Herrington credits the resilience of the Starkville community during the pandemic in the organization’s rapid growth.

Starkville Strong In The News 

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Starkville Strong Strives to Support the Community

August 25, 2021

This article from the Starkville Daily News highlights our director Brandi Herrington & just how much she loves and cares for the community!

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Starkville Strong Calls on Community for Food Box Donations

March 2, 2021

This article from the Starkville Daily News highlights Starkville Strong's upcoming fod box drive-thru on March 6.

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Starkville Strong Keeps Building Awareness, Members Through Volunteer Service 

February 25, 2021

This piece by the Dispatch highlights local musician Tahj McKey's work with Starkville Strong and provides an outside opinion on the wonderful work that Starkville Strong does for the community!

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