March 21, 2020

We are fortunate to live in a community with so many people eager to lend a helping hand. Now more than ever, it's important to coordinate our efforts to reduce redundancy, maximize resources, and deliver services efficiently and in a manner that does not put those we serve, our staff, and volunteers at greater risk.

United Way of North Central Mississippi has created an online hub, where people can report needs they've identified and suggest ways to help our neighbors in need as result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We've included a dedicated section on the website to post questions. These questions will be reviewed by a team of volunteers that will compile a list of the most commonly asked questions and work with our State, Country, and City representatives to provide current and accurate information.

We are also working with our non-profits, churches, and civic organizations to organize a coordinated response to needs identified in our community.

To submit an identified need, to make a sugge...

October 17, 2019

United Way of NCM’s annual food drive to restock our area food pantries and
feed hungry families across the four-county area is ready to go.

Sponsored by the United Way of North Central Mississippi (NCM) in partnership
with the Kiwanis Club, Starkville Community Church, and Barnes and Noble, the
“United We Feed” initiative launches October 28th and continues through
November 17th. The “United We Feed” effort stocks food pantries operating in
Oktibbeha, Choctaw, Webster, and Winston counties all of which are served by the
United Way.

This year’s new partner is Barnes & Noble on Mississippi State University’s
campus. They, too, will be holding food drives to help stock the food pantries.
Barnes & Noble Drive dates are as follows:
Saturday, October 19th -- LSU game
Saturday, November 7th -- Barnes & Noble Blood Drive
Saturday, November 16th -- Alabama game
Saturday, November 23rd -- Homecoming
Saturday, November 26th -- Family Weekend Event
Saturday, November 28th -- Ole Miss game


September 24, 2019


United Way of North Central Mississippi

(662) 323-3830

This year’s Run United 5K/10K/Walk will be October 12th at 8:00 a.m. on the campus of Mississippi State University.  Hosted by United Way of NCM, the run will be raising money for the 14 agencies supported in the four-county area of Winston, Webster, Choctaw, and Oktibbeha. 

Check-in time will be 7:00 a.m. with runners at the starting line at 7:50 a.m.  Ryan Phillips, editor of the Starkville Daily News, will be the Race Starter this year.

The All Hallo-Way 1 Mile Costume Walk will take place on the one-mile track behind the Sanderson Center.  Three “treat” stations are set up where walkers must answer a silly riddle to win a treat and proceed to the next station. 

The costume contest will award a Best Costume and 2nd and 3rd place winners.  Judges this year will be Mayor Lynn Spruill and Joe Roberson, publisher of the Starkville Daily News.  Dylan Karges, local artist, is designi...

June 11, 2019

Come by the Starkville Community Market on

465 E Lampkin St.

Saturdays, June-August 10th from 7:30-10:30am

Select a book or select a lot of books, relax, and enjoy your summer. 

Partnering with Kiwanis of Starkville, SOCSD's Read to Exceed and Excel by 5.

Strong neighbors make a strong community, and we're on a mission to ensure every member of our community is FULL, FIT, & LITERATE.

May 20, 2019

40 Community Vehicles. Over 130 Volunteers. 1200 Free Books. And, countless giggles and smiles! THANK YOU to our sponsors, volunteers, and the Starkville community for helping us make our 2019 Touch A Truck and United We Read such a wonderful success! Take a look at these glimpses from the day, and let's do it again next year!

February 28, 2019

On Saturday, April 27th, United Way of North Central Mississippi (UWNCM) will host our 7th annual Touch-A-Truck event! From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McKee Park, kids of all ages will get to explore and climb on over so many big trucks! Big rigs, tow trucks, a police cruiser, and even a fire truck are some but not all the big trucks we have to show you at our event! The vehicles presented will be from all types- public service, emergency, utility, construction, transportation, and delivery. This is an amazing way for families to enjoy a warm, sunny day, while letting their children discover a hands-on experience they’ll never forget.

Purchasing a $5 wristband for children is all they need to explore the types of trucks , receive a hot dog, access to face painting, a balloon animal and photo booth.. Best of all, adults get in for free!! Drinks and chips will be available for purchase at our Touch-A-Truck Snack Shack for $1 each. Chill Zone of Starkville will sell snow cones and Starkville’s P...

February 8, 2019

With every new year, many continue with a fresh start. For some, reflections can be made to
understand how far we have come to improve the lives of ourselves, but most importantly, how
we champion others to see the growing issues surrounding our community. United Way of North
Central Mississippi has done all of this in the past year, and more. Each day, United Way of
North Central Mississippi is striving to better the four counties of Webster, Choctaw, Oktibbeha,
and Winston by making sure we recognize the issues in our neighborhood. By helping our
neighbors- friends, family, even acquaintances- and encouraging them to be strong neighbors for
an even stronger community, we can create a stable, vibrant community in which every member
is “full, fit, and literate.” In 2018, United Way through numerous events, grants, supported
community agencies and community involvement that each citizen of the four county region
understood what it meant to become a stronger neighbor, to “cause an effect...