Oprah Winfrey Boys & Girls Club to receive COVID-19 funds from namesake

The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation announced today the newest grant recipients of Oprah Winfrey’s $12 million COVID-19 Relief Fund. Recipients include the Oprah Winfrey Boys & Girls Club in Kosciusko, Winfrey’s hometown.

“I’m proud to be able to support the communities I have called home,” said Winfrey. “These organizations are working tirelessly on the ground to help those hit the hardest by the pandemic, meeting people where they are and serving in ways needed most.” 

The funds will support the club’s COVID-19 drive-thru food pantry providing daily food support for over 1,500 children in East Mississippi.

“We are grateful for the continued support from Oprah Winfrey to our community over the past decade, and for her commitment to ensure our young people who relied on school meals do not face food insecurity during this current crisis,” said Ricky Hood, Chief Executive Officer of the Boys and Girls Club of East Mississippi-Oprah Winfrey Unit.