Over The Edge’ goes above and beyond to end hunger

by / Tuesday, 26 April 2016 / Published in News & Hot Topics

On April 2, local non-profit group Extra Table hosted Over The Edge in Downtown Hattiesburg. The event consisted of over 50 Extra Table supporters free-rappelling almost 100 feet from the top of the Carter Building, located at the corner of Front and Main Streets. Hattiesburg Over The Edge also took place on the same day as Hattiesburg’s largest street festival, HubFest, providing a healthy and encouraging crowd at the bottom of the building.


For more than 2 months, brave participants registered online to go Over The Edge to “Edge Out Hunger” with Extra Table. As part of their commitment, they also worked to raise a minimum of $1,000 in donations, all of which were donated to the non-profit organization. Many who signed up surpassed and even doubled the fundraising goal, which helped to bring the grand total of donations raised to just over $50,973.


Extra Table was founded by chef and restaurateur Robert St. John with the mission of ending hunger and obesity by providing new, healthy food to emergency feeding agencies. The organization was started in Hattiesburg in 2010, only serving two agencies. Now, Extra Table is a statewide organization that is partnered with 21 food pantries and soup kitchens. Locally, Extra Table serves Christian Services, Edward Street Food Pantry and Petal Children Task Force.

For more information about Extra Table, visit www.extratable.org.

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