The Food Pantry is a mini-grocery store that provides a four-day supply of food to carefully screened applicants. Volunteers from local congregations staff the pantry from 9am to 11am, Monday through Friday. The pantry is stocked through generous donations from individual and business as well as through our partnership with the Mississippi Food Network. Over a hundred thousand cans of food are donated each year. Occasionally items such as sugar, canned fruit, cereal, and peanut butter, which are in constant demand, must occasionally be purchased by Stewpot. Approximately 1,000 individuals benefit from Stewpot’s Food Pantry each month. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, special baskets with turkeys, hams, and other holiday food items are prepared for over 600 families.
Requirements for Service
The following items are required to receive food: rent receipt or lease agreement, current utility bill in your name, social security card, ID, proof of income birth certificate for any children living in the household.
- Bag groceries for families
- Organize food storage
- Organize food drives
- Pick up donations and deliver to Stewpot
Contact: Stephanie Echols (601) 373-2759