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CHARITY - LOCAL
Stewpot has received grants to help fund Matt's House, Sims House, Billy Brumfield House, Soup Kitchens and shelters, and the after-school program. The organization receives a significant amount of donated services from unpaid volunteers and donations of food, clothing and other items. Stewpot received In-Kind donations from businesses during the event Taste of Mississippi, one of Stewpots largest fundraisers. The Stewpot booth at the annual Trustmark Red Beans & Rice festival, teens display and sell handmade jewelry, many of the community members sell their art, and staff are on hand to sign up volunteers and tell anyone who wants to know more about Stewpot. 100% of the proceeds from the Red Beans & Rice Festival benefit Stewpot Community Services.
People of Faith Meeting Needs in our Community
In the past year, Stewpot provided: Over 67,500 noon meals at Stewpot, clothing to over 1,500 people at the Clothing Closet, a 4-day supply of food for over 6,100 individuals through the Food Pantry, shelter and 15,100 meals to 206 homeless women and children in Matt's Shelter, shelter and 15,100 meals to 103 homeless women and children at Sims Shelter, shelter and 19,300 meals to 246 homeless women and their children at Flowers Shelter, shelter and 30,000 meals to 55 homeless men a night at the Brumfield Shelter, day shelter and services to 125 homeless individuals at the new Opportunity Day Center, 931 Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Basket meals to the needy, a free after-school program to over 90 inter-city youth, Summer Youth Program to 220 inter-city youth and Christmas gifts to over 120 After-school and shelter children.
Stewpot has grown to encompass over 17 ministries and is now supported by more than 100 congregations. These Stewpot ministries provide assistance to people who need food, shelter, clothing, counseling, love and encouragement: Community Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, Food Pantry, Sims House, Matt's House, Billy Brumfield Shelter, Virginia's Playhouse, Personal Care Home Ministry, Clothing Closet, Legal Clinic, Neighborhood Children's Program, Library and Learning Center, Family Counseling, Bratton Street Project, Chapel, Flowers Shelter for Women and Children, Opportunity Day Center.