Every year, Bulldog Bash and the Mississippi State Student Association chooses a philanthropy to spotlight and support. This year for our philanthropy we decided to not have one but to have two organizations be apart of this years Bash. In honor of Bulldog Bash being both community and university based, we decided to partner with Starkville Strong and Bully's Closet & Pantry to be our philanthropy.
Starkville Strong is an organization that started out as a Facebook group to help support local businesses and restaurants during the Covid-19 pandemic. Starkville Strong expanded its efforts to include local food insecurity, affordable housing, and the creation of a sustainable social support network in Starkville. Starkville Strong is now a non-profit organization. They strive to help the community and find new ways to serve a neighbor. Every community member is welcome to join them to ensure every neighbor has what they need.
Bully’s Closet and Pantry assists students experiencing food insecurity and lacking other basic needs. Since its opening in 2020, Bully’s Closet and Pantry has assisted hundreds of MSU students by providing nutritious food, basic personal necessities and household goods. Through this program, Mississippi State can lessen the financial stressors some students face daily, allowing them to focus on the important goal of attaining their college degree.
To learn how you can help with Bully's Closet & Pantry and Starkville Strong visit their website at the links below.