Visit Jackson’s 2020 Travel Guide, Mississippi Restaurant Promise, and Fresh Market Fundraiser | Jackson Free Press


This year’s cover, titled “JXN Icons,” features four notable Jacksonians: civil rights leader and NAACP field officer Medgar Evers; writer and photographer Eudora Welty; Thalia Mara, founder of the IBC in the United States and American ballet dancer; and musician and philanthropist David Banner. Visit Jackson Creative Design Manager Reshonda Perryman (pictured) created the cover image. Photo courtesy of Visit Jackson / Tate Nations

Visit Jackson recently released its 2020 Travel Guide, which includes 82 pages of information and creative content on Jackson’s neighborhoods, public art, restaurants and more. This year’s cover, titled “JXN Icons,” features four notable Jacksonians: civil rights leader and NAACP field officer Medgar Evers; writer and photographer Eudora Welty; USA IBC founder and American ballet dancer Thalia Mara; and musician and philanthropist David Banner. Reshonda Perryman, Creative Design Manager at Visit Jackson, created the cover image.

Perryman also recently created a large-scale mural version of the same image on the back wall of the Old Capitol Inn, facing the main entrance to the Two Mississippi Museums in downtown Jackson. The original 5ft x 6ft hand painted version of the image is on display in the Visit Jackson Executive Board Room at 308 E. Pearl St.

The Visit Jackson tour guide is available for pickup at the JXN Visitor Center. Customers can also request a copy online at Jackson hotels, restaurants and other attractions can request guide delivery by calling 601-960-1891.

Mississippi Restaurant Association Releases Mississippi Restaurant Promise

The Mississippi Restaurant Association recently released what it calls “The Mississippi Restaurant Promise,” which is a public pledge from local restaurateurs to the public detailing how restaurants will take all necessary safety and sanitation measures as the State allows restaurants to reopen food service. amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of the Mississippi Restaurant Promise, all restaurants will ensure that no table has more than 6 people and that parties will stay at least 6 feet from each other at all times. Hand sanitizing stations will be available to customers and employees, and employees will sanitize their hands both when entering the restaurant and between customers.

Restaurants are also committed to sanitizing every dining room after each use and regularly cleaning common areas and surfaces. Condiments will be available on request in single-use portions only, and restaurants will use disposable menus.

Employees will not leave cutlery, including dishes, silverware or glasses on unoccupied tables, and all employees must pass a health examination before entering the restaurant.

Fresh Market partners with Feeding America to feed local communities

The Fresh Market recently partnered with local communities to raise money for Feeding America in April, with the goal of providing five million meals through a network of 200 member food banks to help those in need during the COVID crisis. 19.

Customers raised a total of $ 259,728 throughout the month, and Fresh Market has pledged to match donations up to $ 250,000. The store also received an additional $ 23,533 through online donations. The fundraiser provided a total of 5.3 million meals to local communities and helped create an inventory of emergency food boxes to distribute to food banks in the area.

Feeding America estimates that it will need an additional $ 1.4 billion in resources over the next six months to support its operations during the crisis, according to a statement from Fresh Market. Feeding America created a COVID-19 response fund to pool contributions from the public to support food banks across the country. Every dollar raised through the COVID-19 response fund will go towards food and fundraising efforts for these food banks.

The Fresh Market is still collecting donations for Feeding America even after the event ends. Every dollar raised helps provide at least 10 meals through Feeding America, with 90% of funds remaining in local communities at The Fresh Market, the statement said. Guests can donate online at


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