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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi 33rd Annual

Taste of Mississippi a Benefit for Stewpot Community Services

Canceled for 2020

JACKSON, Miss. – Stewpot is saddened to announce that this year’s Blue Cross & Blue Shield Taste of Mississippi event, scheduled for April 6 at the Historic Ice House venue, has been canceled. As Stewpot's largest annual fundraiser, this event far exceeds the advised limits from the CDC for social gatherings. We regret missing the opportunity to showcase our many wonderful Mississippi chefs and restaurants and their commitment to hunger relief. During this time, we hope that you will do what you can to support them


The great news is that, during this crisis, Stewpot is still operating. We are still providing essential services, like food, clothing, and shelter to our neighbors in need, using all the safety protocols recommended to us by the Mississippi State Department of Health and the CDC.


Your financial support is more important than ever to keep that work going. By many accounts, people experiencing homelessness and people living in poverty are among the most vulnerable in a crisis like this, because they have less access to the basic resources necessary for survival. Thankfully, support like yours means we can keep our doors open, providing a place for people to wash their hands and their clothes, get a shower, get groceries, and get a good meal to go. We couldn't do it without you.


We look forward to next year's Taste of Mississippi event when we can celebrate the work, we are doing together to address hunger and homelessness in our community. Meanwhile, take care of one another and stay safe.


Should you have any questions, please call 601-540-8555 or email


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 2019, Stewpot served 600+ 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 makes our reach even more effective.