Skip to main content


NOLA Code:
HNGR 0100 H1
Number of Episodes/Length:
4 / 30
Rights End:
Mississippi State University
Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Year Produced:
Food insecurity in Mississippi

View Full Description

#101 The Last Supermarket
When Clarksdale’s only full-service supermarket closes, residents find themselves with reduced access to nutritious food. Facing long drives out of town and lacking reliable transportation, many turn to other community-based programs to fill in the gaps. The Care Station, a volunteer-led meal preparation and delivery service, provides healthy meals to those in need.

#102 The Meals on the Bus / The Shrinking Island
Getting to food sources can be a challenge for the young and the old. When people can’t get to the grocery store, the community finds ways to bring food to the people. In the early days of the COVID pandemic, one small town school district uses existing bus routes to deliver daily meals to students during community lockdowns. In another north central Mississippi community, one widow faces the reality of declining health. No longer able to plant and harvest her own backyard garden, she is now dependent on the generosity of others to bring food into her home.

#103 The Domino Effect
The supply chain connects Mississippians with efficient and timely access to healthy and safe food. Disruptions to the system can come from many directions and their ripple effects can threaten food security for all. When COVID infections shut down beef processing facilities nationwide, one small south Mississippi processor finds a way to give back to the local community. The challenge of providing access to food and household staples is magnified when a run on grocery stores cleans out stocks. One non-profit’s ability to reroute items in the shuttered supply chain means the difference when increasing demand threatens a Mississippi Delta food pantry’s ability to provide who all in need.

#104 The Fisherfolk
Environmental and economic factors threaten a way of life along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Though locally sourced seafood is a food staple for many in the south, smaller catches and toughening conditions cast doubt on the future of the industry. Two commercial fishermen share their stories of tightened profit margins and reduced supply; with no relief in sight, the local seafood industry’s existence is in peril.

Program Rights

Broadcast Rights:
Rights Dates:
6/10/2023 - 6/9/2026
School Rights:
V.O.D. Rights:
V.O.D. Rights Type:
Concurrent w/broadcast rights
Linear Live Streaming:
Non-Commercial Cable Rights: