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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi 31st Annual

Taste of Mississippi a Benefit for Stewpot Community Services

Helping Alleviate Homelessness & Hunger in the Metro Area

Event scheduled for Monday, April 9th, 2018 at The South Warehouse/The Railroad District



JACKSON, Miss. – The 31st annual Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi  ~ Taste of Mississippi - a Benefit for Stewpot Community Services, Inc.: Homegrown Hunger Relief event will bring together dozens of Mississippi chefs and fine restaurateurs to share their culinary favorites on Monday, April 9th, 2018, at 7 p.m. at The South Warehouse/The Railroad District. The event is a Jackson-area favorite and has been named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society.

“As one of our largest annual fundraiser, we are delighted to be celebrating more than two decades of fundraising with our kind and generous supporters.” Taste of Mississippi is a night for party-goers and business men and women to mingle and network, sample some Mississippi’s finest cuisine, purchase silent auction items and artwork, and dance the night away to live music.

Last year’s, Blue Cross & Blue Shield Taste of Mississippi event raised more than $115,000 to fight homelessness and hunger in the Jackson and the surrounding areas.

“All of the money we raise through Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi ~ Taste of Mississippi fundraiser is a substantial part of our ability to perform our 17 different ministries throughout the year,” said Bingham. “2017 was a great year for the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi ~ Taste of Mississippi fundraiser! “We had outgrown our previous venue, Highland Village, and the move to The South Warehouse/ The Railroad District in Jackson gives our attendees more room to comfortably move around, allows for the event to host more fine restaurants and hopefully this year - even - the possibility to host some of the areas wonderful food trucks! We are anticipating an extraordinary night for raising much needed funds for Stewpot", said Executive Director, Rev. Jill Buckley.

Tickets for this event are $70 in advance and $90 at the door. Tickets can be purchased through the Blue Cross & Blue Shield Taste of Mississippi website,, and Stewpot, or by calling Michelle’ Bingham at 601-353-2759.


          Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi partners with Stewpot to make healthy living resources available to Jackson and the surrounding areas through the work of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, support of communities and Team Blue volunteers. These partnerships and a dedicated team of employees are making a difference every day, in our communities and in the lives of each person we reach.

In 2017, Stewpot served 650 people a day in its Jackson Kitchen and its Meals on Wheels program, the Opportunity Center day shelter, or through one of the four Stewpot shelters. We appreciate your kindness and please know that your efforts help make our efforts even more effective.