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Blue Cross & Blue Shield 30th Annual Taste of Mississippi a Benefit for Stewpot Community Services, Inc.

Helping Alleviate Homelessness & Hunger in the Metro Area

  Event scheduled for Monday, April 3rd, 2017 at The South Warehouse/The Railroad District

JACKSON, Miss. – The 30th 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 3rd, 2017, 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 three 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 the 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 area and 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. “Last year was a great year for the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi ~ Taste of Mississippi fundraiser and we know this year will be even better because we have a fabulous new venue! The South Warehouse/ The Railroad District in Jackson, gives our attendees more room to move around, allows for the event to host more restaurants, and even opens up the possibility to host food trucks. We are anticipating a Fantastic night for raising much needed funds for Stewpot!”

Tickets for this event are $65 in advance and $80 at the door. Tickets can be purchased through the Blue Cross & Blue Shield Taste of Mississippi website, www.tasteofms.org, Highland Village, Lemuria Bookstore, McDades Grocery, Stewpot, or by calling Michelle’ Bingham at 601-353-2759.

           

 

Started in 1981 by Jackson churches and the Jewish Synagogue, Stewpot Community Services provides assistance at no charge to central Jackson residents who are in need of food, shelter, clothing, love and encouragement. Headquartered in the Central Urban Ministry Center at 1100 West Capitol Street, Stewpot has grown to encompass 17 programs and is supported through volunteers and funds by more than 100 congregations and hundreds of individuals and businesses.

In 2016, 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 know that your efforts help make our efforts even more effective.