Delta Technical College (DTC) is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. During this time, we strive to provide any assistance we can to our community. DTC has compiled the below list of community resources available to assist students and their loved ones.
This list of DTC Student Resources includes local and national information on food resources, home and utilities, transportation, educational resources, mental health and more.
Community Resources – Food for Children and Families
Jackson Public Schools – Jackson, MS
- Grab-and-Go Breakfast and Lunch: Children 18 years of age and under will be able to pick up breakfast and lunch at no cost. No ID is required. They do not have to be a JPS student. Adult meals are $2.50 for breakfast and $3.75 for lunch. Meals will be served from March 23-27 from 9am – 11am at the following locations:
- North: Boyd Elementary, 4531 Broadmeadow Street; North Jackson Elementary, 650 James M. Davis Drive; Spann Elementary, 1615 Brecon Drive
- Central: Blackburn Middle, 1311 W. Pearl Street; Galloway Elementary, 186 Idlewild Street; Lake Elementary, 472 Mt. Vernon Avenue; Raines Elementary, 156 N. Flag Chapel Road; Smith Elementary, 3900 Parkway Avenue
- South: Marshall Elementary, 2909 Oak Forest Drive; Peeples Middle, 2940 Belvedere Drive; Whitten Middle, 210 Daniel Lake Boulevard; Wilkins Elementary, 1970 Castle Hill Drive
Madison County Schools
- Free Grab and Go Lunch and Breakfast during school closure for Children under 18; from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. via curbside and walk-up service at the following locations:
- East Flora Elementary, 4759 Highway 22 East, Flora, MS
- Camden Elementary, 4784 MS-43, Camden, MS
- Ann Smith Elementary, 306 South Pear Orchard, Ridgeland, MS
- Madison Crossing Elementary, 300 Yandell Rd, Canton, MS 39046
Meals are available for free to all children regardless of where they go to school, but they do need to be present to receive a meal. Adults may purchase grab and go meals for $6; this price includes two meals, both breakfast and lunch. As circumstances change, this plan is subject to change as well.
Rankin County School District
- Grab and Go Lunches free for all children 18 and under; they do not have to be an RCSD student to receive meals. No ID required. Beginning March 17th, the RCSD will be serving meals from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. until further notice at the following locations:
- McLaurin Elementary, 2603 Star Road, Florence, MS
- Richland Upper Elementary, 175 Wilson Drive, Richland, MS
- Pelahatchie Elementary, 213-B Brooks Street, Pelahatchie, MS 39145.
- *We may be adding other locations soon.
Meals must be picked up during the site's delivery window; preorder is preferred each day; orders accepted between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; children MUST BE PRESENT to claim their meal; First Responders in uniform will eat FREE; adult meals are available for purchase ($3.50).
Pearl Public School District – Pearl, MS
- Drive Up Grab and Go Lunches free to all children 18 and under and First Responders in uniform, beginning March 17th from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., adult meals available for $3.50 (cash only) at the following location:
- Pearl Lower Elementary, 160 Mary Ann Drive, Pearl, MS
Additional Food Resources
- Campbell’s Donuts: Starting Tuesday March 17 - March 27, Campbells Donuts will begin passing out up to 60 hot breakfasts to children in need. Pick-ups are from 7:30 am to 8:00 am at the following address: 121 North Jefferson St., Jackson, MS 39201.
- The Village Kitchen: Starting March 16th, The Village Kitchen will be providing lunch for students impacted by the school closings. Their goal is to feed 100 students or more each day at the following addresss: 219 W County Line Rd., Jackson, MS 39213.
- Vowell’s: Vowell's will be providing breakfast and lunch services for students impacted by the closings. Breakfast will be distributed 7:00 am - 8:00 am and Lunch will be distributed 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Guidelines: A child must be present to partake. There is a limit of one meal per child. Please see a store personnel for more details at 5777 Terry Rd., Byram, MS 39272.
- Soul City Church: Starting March 16th - March 27th, Soul City Church will be serving lunches each day from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm at the following address: 226 Whitfield Street, Jackson, MS 39209.
- JXN MS Mobile Meals Dispatch: Families in need are encouraged to call or text (615) 946-4197 to set up a meal drop-off location and time. Meals will cover breakfast and dinner for families throughout the extended break. This mobile meal hotline is now being monitored 24 hours a day.
- Mississippi Food Network: Foodbank for families in need located at 440 West Beatty Street, Jackson, MS 39205. Call 601-973-7080.
- Burger King: Burger King is offering two free kids meals along with any other purchase via the Burger King app. The deal can be redeemed once per guest daily through April 6, 2020.
- Comcast: On the heels of offering new, low-income Internet Essentials customers two months of free internet and raising the speed of that program’s service to 25/3 Mbps, Comcast has announced additional steps to help ensure people stay connected to the internet as more schools suspend classes and companies encourage employees to work from home due to the Coronavirus. Please review press releasefor more information.
- Entergy: For the next 60 days, Entergy will halt customer disconnections if nonpayment is the result of the coronavirus. Customers can call 800-368-3749 or visit their website for more information.
- The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted on temporarily suspending disconnections of certain utility services for 60 days in a special meeting Sunday. The restriction will apply to all water, sewer, electricity and gas services in the state after Gov. Tate Reeves’ Declaration of a State of Emergency on Saturday, March 14th regarding the spread of COVID-19.
Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced that Mississippi workers who are not able to work due to COVID-19 will be eligible to file for unemployment benefits. To file an Unemployment Claim, visit the MDES website at www.mdes.ms.gov or call the MDES Contact Center at 1-888-844-3577. Online filing is encouraged! A claim may be filed on-line at www.mdes.ms.gov twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.
- Red Lobster – Server, Jackson, MS. Must be of legal age to serve alcohol based on state requirements; Apply online.
- ABF Freight – Part-time dock worker, Jackson, MS. For more information see job posting and Apply online.
- Walmart – Sales Associate, Jackson, MS. For more information see job posting and Apply online.
- Securitas USA – Security Officer, Jackson, MS. For more information see job posting and Apply online.
- U-Haul – Part-time Customer Service Agent (Work from home) with post-rental help. For more information see job posting and Apply online.
- Kroger – Retail Clerk. For more information see job posting and Apply online.
- Costco – Cashier Assistant. For more information see job posting and Apply online.
- Home Depot – Cashier, Jackson, MS, Apply online.
- Home Depot – Freight Receiving, Jackson, MS, Apply online.
- Jackson Public School District: Instructional packets for grades K-12 are available online and will also be distributed at the 12 feeding sites; watch JPSD’s Instructional Television Station, Channel 19 EDACC for educational resources and instructional delivery. Too, JPS will be providing recommendations for instructional tasks and activities that students may work on at home. While some teachers may be communicating with students and families via their social media platforms, we encourage students, families and parents to refer to the JPS website for the most accurate and consistent information.
- Madison County Schools: Click here to find several online resources and activities for your child. We will be continuously adding new sites, so check back often. Some sites require a parent/ guardian to create an account, and other sites students will be able to access directly. Please monitor your child’s activity to ensure they practice internet safety while on the web. Madison County Schools Technology:
- Ready Classroom Mathematics is here with a growing list of online learning resources. And to make it better, many companies are choosing to make their products free for schools, teachers, and students during these turbulent times. Go to:
- ABC.com Early Learning Academy: ABCmouse for Teachersand ABCmouse for Schools are always free for all schools and teachers in the U.S. Visit: https://www.ageoflearning.com/programs/#abcmouse
- Education.com - Get the Help You Need for At-Home Learning. Visit: https://www.education.com/
- Scholastic Learn at Home: Free Resources for School Closures: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/teaching-tools/articles/resources/scholastic-learn-at-home--free-resources-for-school-closures.html#
Mental Health & Counseling
- Hinds Behavioral Health Services: Mobile Crisis Response Team is comprised of mental health professionals able to assess and provide face-to-face intervention for Hinds County residents in psychiatric and/or mental health crises. Mobile Crisis is available 24/7, nights, holidays, and weekends.
- Solomon Counseling Center – Contact Catholic Charities at (601) 355-8634.
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: https://www.nctsn.org/
- Tips for coping with anxiety about Coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www.verywellmind.com/managing-coronavirus-anxiety-4798909
- Alcoholics Anonymous Phone Meetings: http://aaphonemeetings.org
- Mindful Schools: Mindfulness Classes for Kids: https://www.mindfulschools.org/
- 7 Cups Online Free 24/7 Chat Therapy & Counseling: https://www.7cups.com/
- Hinds County Human Resource Agency: Provides utility assistance, housing assistance, head start enrollment, education/employment assistance, and emergency services. Please call (601) 962-5935 or visit their website: hchra.itfrontdesk.com
- Catholic Charities: Catholic Charities provide multiple programs and resources, resources for drug addiction; partners with an agency that provides mental health counseling services, Solomon Counseling Center.
- Voice of Calvary Ministries: Voice of Calvary Ministries assist with rent and utilities, can subsidize income, assist with budgeting, and partners with organizations that provide counseling services; one being Hinds Behavioral Health Center.
- Call (601) 969-3088
- Website: vocm.org
Business Owner Resources
- The Greater Jackson Jackson Chamberreleased a statement on Tuesday, March 17 with guidelines and resources for local business owners who may apply to the U.S. Small Business Administration for low-interest loans for working capital through the agency’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.
Hospitality Industry Resources
- The Restaurant Opportunities Centers Unitedis providing resources and financial assistance to restaurant workers impacted by the coronavirus crisis. Please visit their website to fill out an application.
- The USBG National Charity Foundation is providing Bartender Emergency Assistance. Please visit their websitefor more information.
Additional Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
- Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday) call 1-877-978-6453
- Hinds County Coronavirus Information & Resources: http://www.hindscountyms.com
- Coronavirus News Updates from WLBT Channel 3: https://www.wlbt.com/health/coronavirus/
- Jackson Public Schools Updates: jackson.k12.ms.us
- For JPS Coronavirus Resources, visit jackson.k12.ms.us/coronavirusresponse and click on CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT, then RESOURCES
- Madison County School District: madison-schools.com
- org: Find local resources for assistance finding food, paying housing bills, or other essential services. Visit: http://211.org/services/covid19
- com: Search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more at: https://www.auntbertha.com/