Our Story

Seeing lives changed has always been a part of our DNA and always will be.

How it all started...

Our mission began in 2010 with the launch of our organization. For the last two decades, the 128 Project has served people across the country and around the world by providing food, educational materials, and other services. Now, the organization primarily focuses on helping with the needs of those in South Mississippi and South Alabama. Our founder, Dr. Reid Guy, grew up in South Mississippi, and he and his family have spent significant time there and South Alabama, so both places are important to them.

While leading a church in Mobile, Reid and his wife Lori, along with their church, began to really discover the deep food insecurity across their region and the need for programs that help with peoples everyday struggles. So now, 128 Project has a renewed and intentional focus of changing the statistics of food insecurity across South Mississippi and South Alabama.

The 128 Project is a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization. 

What we do now...

Currently, the organization deals with the food crisis across the region through providing food backpacks, food boxes, neighborhood food distributions, and hot meals to those in need.  They also equip others with the resources they need to be able to meet the needs of those in their communities.

We reach those in need by meeting people where they are and using the most up-to-date technology to do it. The technology and research that is available to our organization assists us by showing us exactly where those in need live so we can go to them and not ask them to come to us. We are also one of the few food-focused organizations that takes food boxes and backpacks to those in need by allowing them to request boxes through our website or app. This is important because we know that 87% of the people in our communities get their primary internet access from their phone. This is just one example of how we use technology to be efficient in what we do.