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Hundreds volunteer for "Taste of Mississippi" to benefit Stewpot

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It takes an army of people giving of their time and money to support the less fortunate,  and that's the purpose of fund raisers like the Taste of Mississippi.

Hundreds filled Highland Village for the 23rd annual event that provides funding for Stewpot Community Services.

Jackson area restaurants and vendors served their finest, helping to raise more than $110,000.00 each year.

Stewpot provides for the needs of the homeless, elderly and disabled in the metro Jackson area.

About 200 people volunteered for Monday night's fundraiser while many more give of themselves daily to assist Stewpots various programs.

"Stewpot also feeds over 150 to 200 families every day at lunch, so we definitely look forward to having more volunteers out at the shelter," said Stewpot and Taste of Mississippi volunteer Kendall Poole.

"On a typical day Stewpot could probably use about 75 volunteers," said Stewpot Executive Director Rev. Frank Spencer. "It's incredible, but people respond. We always have an opportunity for somebody to come out and be a minister along with the rest of us."

WLBT's own Howard Ballou also served as a judge during the taste.

If you would like to be a Stewpot volunteer or make a donation call 601-353-2759.

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