Stewpot Turkey Drive

Each year Stewpot provides food for 100's of families in Jackson, MS. During the holidays, we provide as many as 500 holiday meals at both Thanksgiving and Christmas. That's 1000 turkeys with dressing, veggies and all the fixings to make a great traditional holiday meal. Your donation will help make sure everyone has a special holiday meal this year. Share our GivingGrid on FB, Twitter and Instagram so your friends can donate too!

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  • $225Raised
  • $7,500Goal

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Campaign Details

In 1981, representatives from seven churches in Jackson, Mississippi came together across denominational lines, to discuss a problem they all had in common – meeting the consistent requests for food and assistance from downtown Jackson's poor and homeless. These seven churches – Calvary Baptist, Capitol Street Methodist, Central Presbyterian, Galloway United Methodist, St. Andrew's Episcopal, St. Peters' Catholic and St. James Episcopal – came together and created what is known today as Stewpot Community Services.

From its nativity, the goal of Stewpot has been to promote, develop, stimulate and encourage physical and spiritual development by providing nutritious meals to the community. The Stewpot kitchen was a success almost instantly. The Community Kitchen provides a noontime meal to anyone – no questions asked – seven days a week, 365 days a year. In 1982, the success of the soup kitchen inspired the establishment of a Food Pantry. This mini-grocery store provides a four-day emergency supply of food for carefully screened applicants.

It's the people Stewpot serves through this program that we provide holiday meals to. The majority of those we serve in the Food Pantry are senior citizens and single mothers trying to make ends meet. Our holiday turkey drive helps us make sure these families have a happy holiday season.

Stewpot, which began as a simple soup kitchen, has developed into an organization offering several different programs – from shelter, to clothing, to counseling, to children's programs. Find out about all we do at

Stewpot Community Services

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