Modern Woodmen of Corinth hosted the event where volunteers assembled 10,000 macaroni and cheese meals in an effort to fight local hunger.
“Modern Woodmen is a company that really emphasizes giving back to the community,” said volunteer Jessica Eaton, wife of Modern Woodman representative Steven Eaton. “Last year the regional office did a ‘Knock Out Hunger’ event, so we wanted to do one here in Corinth.”
Local Modern Woodmen agents and members got involved in the packing process, along with other community members. All food and supplies were purchased by the local company.
“Hopefully we can turn this into a yearly event,” added Eaton.
The event provided 3,000 meals to Bread of Life at Tate Baptist Church in Corinth, 6,000 meals to His Compassionate Touch at the Church of the Crossroads in Corinth and 1,000 meals to the Tishomingo County Helpful Samaritan Food Pantry in Iuka.
As a tax-exempt fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen sells life insurance, annuity and investment products not to benefit stockholders, but to improve the quality of life of its stakeholders — members, their families and their communities. This is accomplished through social, charitable and volunteer activities.
In 2015, Modern Woodmen and its members provided more than $19 million and 438,000 volunteer hours for community projects nationwide.
The local district manager for Modern Woodmen is Jonathan Marsh.