GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Contributions to food pantries across the coast help keep non-profits going. One of those non-profits is Feed My Sheep in Gulfport.
The organization serves hundreds of meals every day to the homeless and homebound. Ted Riemann is chairman of the board. He said 17 percent of people on the Mississippi Gulf Coast live in poverty. But he said it's thanks to community help that organizations like Feed My Sheep are able to continue.
"It's really due to the outreach of the community. The community has always supported Feed My Sheep since the beginning in 1983 and without the support of the community we wouldn't exist, but we have been in the black since we reopened in 2009," said Riemann.
Feed My Sheep provides hot lunches every day Monday-Friday.