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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi 32nd Annual

Taste of Mississippi a Benefit for Stewpot Community Services


Helping Alleviate Homelessness & Hunger in the Metro Area

Event scheduled for Monday, April 1st, 2019

What’s New? The Venue.


JACKSON, Miss. – The 32nd annual Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi ~ Taste of Mississippi - a Benefit for Stewpot Community Services, Inc.: Homegrown Hunger Relief event has continued, over the years, to stick with its humble beginnings by; bringing together Mississippi chefs and fine restaurateurs to share their culinary favorites. In 2019, this amazing Stewpot affair will be held on Monday, April 1st, at 7 p.m. at The Historic Ice House. This event is a Mississippi favorite and has been named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society.

“As one of our largest annual events, we are delighted to be celebrating, with our contributors, more than three decades of partying for the purpose of helping our city’s most vulnerable men, women and children.” Taste of Mississippi is a night for party-goers and business men and women to mingle and network, sample some of Mississippi’s finest cuisine, purchase great silent auction items and art, and dance the night away to a live band.

Last year’s, Blue Cross & Blue Shield Taste of Mississippi event raised more than $100,000 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 is vital part of our ability to perform our various ministries throughout the year,” said Bingham. “2018 was another great year for the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi ~ Taste of Mississippi! “And this year, we have made more fabulous changes. We have diligently (since our move from Highland Village) been seeking out the best party venue in Jackson for our supporters. To do that, we’ve partied elegantly in spaces that gives the same quaintness and quality we had at Highland Village. And yes, we think we have a venue will accommodate our event needs. We’ve consciously picked the space with our old and new friends and the restaurants in mind. We promise you will be amazed! The Ice House in Jackson, gives our attendees the room to move around, allows for the event to comfortably host more fine restaurants and be in one building. We are anticipating an extraordinary night for raising much needed funds for Stewpot, said Director, of Special Events and Communications, Michelle’ Bingham”

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’s main office, 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 the Jackson and 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 2018, 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 support help make our reach even more effective.