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Stewpot experiences shortage and asks for donations

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) Managers of Jackson's largest food pantry say their shelves are nearly bare.

Officials at Stewpot Community Services say they are experiencing a critical shortage of food supplies.

The food is used for their feeding program, meals at three emergency shelters, and for their grocery assistance program.

Stewpot serves more than 430 meals a day through various programs.

Stewpot Executive Director Reverend Frank Spencer says they continue to see more families seeking help, because of unemployment, and other issues related to the economic downturn.

 Spencer says, "This food will go to serve the people in our lunch program. We have an average of 185 people, another 60 meals on wheels, we'll have about 200 meals served during the day, breakfast and supper at our shelters."

If you would like to make a donation to Stewpot, you can drop off food items at their headquarters at 1100 West Capitol street. Right now they're asking for canned goods, cereal, peanut butter, and flour.

They also welcome cash donations.

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