Spirit of Giving 2017

Here at Stewpot, we serve people who live at the margins. Not having enough of this world’s goods, they rely on the generosity of others to secure basic things like food, shelter and clothing. Isolated by their station in life, they rely on the hospitality of places like Stewpot to find welcome and belonging.

Stewpot Community Services is a vital resource for people in need.  Every day, we provide food, clothing, shelter and supportive services to nearly 600 men, women and children.  To do this, we rely on people like you.

Here’s how your gift can help this holiday season:

$15 provides one night of safe shelter for one person
$45 provides one night of safe shelter for a family of three
$90 provides 6 nights of safe shelter for one person OR three nights for a family of three

Your gift can help someone find warmth and respite during these cold winter months, and it can help people get connected to important support services that will help them get back on their feet.

This holiday season, please consider how, through your gift, you can ensure that, in the words of the Christian Scriptures, “those who have little do not have too little.”

Jackson Public School Beautifies Stewpot #TeamMustangs

Mr. Murrah and former Stewpot Camper, Justin Bell, charged the student body and alumni to complete a community service project at Stewpot during Thanksgiving break. Well, #TeamMustangs showed up and showed out to beautify Stewpot! #MergeMurrah
Stewpot Community Services, Inc. would like to thank the Murrah High School Students and Alumni for their hard work! And, special thanks to Lowe’s Home Improvement for the supplies, Murrah High School Alumni Association for pizzas for their volunteers, and Papa John’s Pizza for matching the donation after hearing about the worthwhile and much needed project!






To schedule a service project for your church, group, or civic organization, please contact Tara Lindsey at or 601-353-2759 ext. 28. If you would like to make a donation to help Stewpot help others, click on the donate button below.

Please click below to make a secure donation.


Stewpot 2017 “Why I Give Campaign”

“Why I Give”
Still Water Church 
Dr. David Raddin is the Pastor of Still Water Church, an interdenominational group of Christians made up primarily of residents of The Waterford Retirement Community in Ridgeland. Dr. Raddin holds church services at the retirement home for approximately 50-60 faithful Waterford residents. Also, on Wednesday evening, Rev. Jason Edwards conducts a Bible Study for the members.

Still Water Church gives to Stewpot Community Services because of its commitment to Christ, missions, and because of their love for others. The Church’s members and Dr.  Raddin are big believers and supporters of Stewpot and the ministry that are provided at the Capitol Street location each and every day.
Consider becoming a Monthly Partner
By signing up to be a monthly donor, your contribution will immediately be used to help some of the most vulnerable people in and around the Metro area.

When you become a Monthly Partner, you are a part of helping us to guarantee:

A hot meal or groceries for people who are hungry
Safe Shelter for those who are homeless and vulnerable
A safe and nurturing environment for over 100 at-risk children and teenagers each year

Become a Monthly Partner Today! It’s the easiest and most efficient way to make an impact right now – and for years to come.

Click the link!

2017 Spirit of Giving Campaign

During the holidays, we celebrate our blessings. We gather with friends and family around tables overflowing with food. We give gifts to those we want to honor and thank.  We mark our holy days with decorations, parties, and special worship services.  We remember how blessed we are.

Here at Stewpot, we serve people who live at the edges of this abundance. Not having enough of this world’s goods, they rely on the generosity of others to secure basic things like food, shelter and clothing. Isolated by their station in life, they rely on the hospitality of places like Stewpot to find welcome and belonging.

     This holiday season, you can help those living on the margins by making a gift to Stewpot. A donation to Stewpot ensures a hot meal, safe shelter and warm clothing for men, women and children in need. It helps provide important supportive services like counseling, health services, art therapy, and legal aid to those who need it most.

     Through our Spirit of Giving alternative gift campaign, you can make a donation in honor or in memory of your friends and loved ones.

When you send your donation to Stewpot with your list of honorees, Stewpot will send a special holiday card, on your behalf, acknowledging that a donation has been made in their honor. You will receive a letter thanking you for your donation and that can be used for tax purposes.  Print and fill out the the online form 2017 Contribution Sheet and mail it back with your contribution.

Stewpot exists because people like you want those who live on the margins to know that they are not forgotten.

This holiday season, please consider honoring your loved ones and remembering those [...]

He Works Through Art

“He works through art”

HeARTWorks is an art ministry which began over ten years ago at Stewpot. Our mission at HeARTWorks is to offer an artistic experience in a Christian environment to the homeless and needy around the Stewpot community. Our artists gather each Tuesday at 9 am at the old Stewpot cafeteria.  They enjoy a short devotional before beginning their art session. Local artists and volunteers donate their time to teach a new technique, lead a craft project, or simply encourage our artist before they enjoy lunch with Stewpot at noon.

Each Fall, HeARTWorks holds an art show that showcases the talent of our artists. The sale of each piece is split 80/20 between the artist and Stewpot respectively.  You will notice all HeARTWorks art has a silver spoon adhered to it.  It is our hope that all purchases and viewers be reminded that we are not all “fed” with a silver spoon. This year’s art show will be held on Thursday, September 28 at The Cedars in Fondren from 5pm – 8pm. Come check out what our artists have on display!


BankPlus Presents Red Beans & Rice for Stewpot ~ A Success

A Huge “Thank You” to all who came out and supported this year’s BankPlus Presents Red Beans and Rice for Stewpot! Without you, the wonderful festival day we had would not have been possible. Stewpot would like to say a special thanks to our 2017 Sponsors, especially BankPlus our title Sponsor! We truly thank you for your leadership in the community and your support of Stewpot. We also appreciate the major contributions of The Clarion Ledger, WLBT/FOX 40, Ergon, Inc, Nix Tann, Brunini Law Firm, Adams & Reese, The Caldwell Foundation, Bradley Arant, Visit Ridgeland, Capital City Beverage, Cspire, The Renaissance, Tire Engineers, The Bottrell Agency, IHeart Media family of Radio Stations, and Taylor Power Systems. Thank you to all of our contestants and volunteers. And to some of the BADDEST bands in the land who performed, “You Rocked” literally.

Information regarding the 2018 BankPlus Presents Red Beans for Stewpot Festival will be posted on the website soon so keep checking by visiting the Red Beans & Rice website at Stewpot Special Events Coordinator, Michelle Bingham, can be reached at 601-353-2759 ext. 18 or by email at

St. Dominic, thanks for being such great partners. We look forward to working with you again next year!

Information regarding registration for the 2018 Magnolia Meltdown run can be obtained at

The People have spoken and the 2017 People’s Choice Winners are:

Bill’s Creole and Steak Depot ~ Grand Champion

The Holy Smokers of Saint Andrews ~ 2nd Place

Stewpot Community Services ~ Most Honorable Mention



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Food Drives Helps Those in Need!

We Invite You to Participate in Stewpot’s Annual Christmas in July Food Drive.
Collect as much food as you can and know that it is all for a Great Cause! 
        Make it an inner office, church, or social group competition. Have fun collecting!
 When you’re done collecting, We’ll Come Pick It Up!

For more Information, contact Stephanie Echols at 601-353-2759.
Most Needed Food Items 
Peanut Butter
Canned Meats
Ramen Noodles
Hamburger Helper
Macaroni & Cheese
Canned Fruit
Stuffing Mix
Corn Meal
If you can’t organize a food drive, consider making a donation “Today”.

Thank you for helping us enrich the lives of our friends in need!
The Pantry is open five days a week to needy individuals and families.  If you are interested in organizing a food drive and don’t know how to begin, please feel to call Stephanie Echols with your questions. To volunteer in the Food Pantry, call Tara Lindsey.

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Stewpot is a beacon of hope for the 650 clients whom we serve each and every day. Our primary goal is to provide men, women and children with hot meals, groceries, clothing, shelter, childcare, mentoring and other programs to nurture them and help them get back on their feet. And even though we help, more assistance is needed to bridge the gaps that we cannot fill.   

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Taste of MS 2017 — Oh What A Night!

Thank you to all who joined us to make this year’s Blue Cross & Blue Shield Taste of Mississippi fundraiser a wonderful success. The weather, atmosphere, food and crowd couldn’t have been better! The annual Stewpot fundraiser bringing together the best of the best Jackson-area restaurateurs competing for a title filled the air with excitement and fun.

Winners of the 30th Annual Blue Cross & Blue Shield Taste of Mississippi Fundraiser

Best Appetizer — Jaco’s Taco’s

Best Entree — The Manship

Best Dessert — That Special Touch

Best Presentation — Holy Smoker’s

Thank you all for your support of this amazing event!!!

Thanks to all of our sponsors. And a special thanks to Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi for their title sponsorship of this great event. Stewpot appreciates the support you give to help us continue our ministries!

Whole Foods’ 5% Day supports Stewpot

On Monday, April 4th, Whole Foods Market in Jackson, Mississippi will donate 5% of their net profit to Stewpot Community Services. Whole Foods supports a different, local non-profit each month with 5% Day.

How can you help? Shop and eat at Whole Foods on Monday, April 4th and part of what you pay will go to Stewpot to help feed, shelter and clothe those in our city who cannot provide these things for themselves. If you have time, stop and visit with the Stewpot representative on site at Whole Foods between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have about Stewpot and our 17 ministries.

We are proud to have Whole Foods as a partner in ending homelessness and poverty in the Jackson area.