Economy

Foundation will match donations to Biloxi's Loaves & Fishes community kitchen

BILOXI — As donations make their way to the Loaves & Fishes Community Kitchen, a philanthropic organization has offered to double those dollars.

The nonprofit John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will match donations — up to $10,000 — received by the Biloxi charity for the next 30 days, said foundation Program Director Adele Lyons.

Operating costs for Loaves & Fishes run about $11,000 monthly. Without additional funding, the kitchen, which provides free hot meals to homeless and hungry patrons is in danger of closing, said Executive Director Rita Baldwin.

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