PLEASE Serve Your Community- Volunteer!
WellsFest, Jackson's original festival, was established in 1984 as a community service. From its modest beginnings, WellsFest has grown to become a significant community event, and a "must do" item on the fall social calendar. The festival features music, food, children's games, arts and crafts, a 5K run, pet parade, and family fun!
All proceeds from the festival activities go to this year's designated beneficiary, Extra Table.
Extra Table is a non-profit organization committed to ending hunger by providing food pantries and soup kitchens with the new and healthy food they need to feed the hungry in their community.
There exists in Mississippi the nations largest number of documented food insecure individuals. Emergency food pantries are quickly becoming a concept of the past as long-term food needs are becoming the new norm. An astounding 28.3% of Mississippi’s children are receiving a school breakfast and a school lunch, and are then going to bed hungry each night. Short falls in food are pervading the lives of 56% of individuals aged 65 and older, while hunger across the United States is only on the rise. Not only is Extra Table filling the gap in Mississippi, but they are also compelled to provide healthy, nutrient dense products to those in need across the country. The foods they provide to soup kitchens and food pantries contain low-sugar fruits, lean proteins, whole grains, and no high fructose corn syrup. While driving down hunger, they’re simultaneously driving down obesity by getting healthy foods into the hands of those who need it most.
We hope you will join us in this opportunity to support a worthy cause while providing the gift of a family-oriented, alcohol-free festival to the community. For more WellsFest info, go to wellsfest.org.
Please follow the directions below to sign up as a volunteer. Please note that the Children's Area and General WellsFest sign-ups are located on a different page.
|| Ashley Rogers