Stewpot Receives Grant
2018 CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS AWARDED TO HUNGER RELIEF AGENCIES ACROSS ARKANSAS
LITTLE ROCK, AR (March 13, 2018) −The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance has just finished awarding more than $188,000 in capacity building grants to hunger relief agencies around the state. The grants will help food banks, pantries, shelter, soup kitchens and other agencies increase their ability to serve the food insecure in their communities. Funds for the grants are provided through the State Food Purchase Program of the Arkansas Legislature.
Capacity building grants may be used to purchase appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, and stoves as well shelving, trailers, computers other equipment that will help feed more food insecure people. Grant dollars may not be used for salaries or personnel.
The Little Rock Stewpot received a grant from the Arkansas Hunger Alliance to buy a new stainless-steel refrigerator. Thanks, Arkansas Hunger Alliance
Ed Brown, Stewpot's day manager, with Mary Bea Gross, Alliance Development Director
Hangers Cleaners Community Involvement
Hangers Cleaners and KATV Channel 7 are asking you to help keep a kid warm this winter by donating your new or gently used coats to “Coats for Kids.”
Drop off your coats at any of our locations or give them to your delivery driver. Hangers will clean, repair and give the coats to kids in need through the Watershed Project. In the Spirit of Arkansas, gently used and even new coats were given in 2017 — you and other generous donors gave more than 13,000 coats! Well beyond our goal. Giving keeps a child warm, while it warms your heart. We start collecting coats in November each year.
Because Hangers collected so may coats, they offered to give 70 men’s and women’s coats to Stewpot. Thank you, Hangers Cleaners!
On Monday, February 5, Hangers Cleaners made a second delivery of coats to the Stewpot.
Fleet Feet Easy Runner Shoe Store Gives Shoes to the Stewpot
Every two or three months, Fleet Feet Easy Runner located in the Pleasant Ridge Shopping Center on Cantrell gives several boxes of shoes to the Stewpot. Many of the shoes are almost new and many are brought in by customers of Easy Runner. The Stewpot Clothes Closet is always happy to receive the shoes. Ed Brown, Day Manager of Stewpot, and Charlie Frith, Stewpot Board Chairman, are shown below with the shoes. Thanks, Easy Runner!
Little Rock Stewpot Receives AGS Award
On March 14, 2018, the Little Rock Stewpot received the Outstanding Volunteer Group Award from the Arkansas Gerontological Society at its Spring Conference at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center in Little Rock. Charlie Frith, Stewpot Board Chairman; Herb Rule, Stewpot Board Member; and Charlotte Frith, Stewpot Team Co-Captain represented the Stewpot for the award ceremony. Herb Rule and Charlie Frith accepted the award from Carol Enderlin, outgoing president of AGS. They received a plaque and a check for $250.
Stewpot Food Ordering Update
The Stewpot has been ordering more and more food from the Arkansas Food Bank primarily through the help of Nancy Howell and Kay Shurgar, both Stewpot Board members. Ordering food from the Arkansas Food Bank is saving the Stewpot $1,000 per month. Not only are we saving but providing our diners with fresh fruit and vegetables, great meat and lots of extra treats. For the year of 2017, the Stewpot served 40,538 diners at a total food cost of $59,010. The cost per meal was $1.45. This is a savings of almost $1.00 per meal compared to 2016. Thank you, Kay and Nancy.
Stewpot Receives Grant
The Little Rock Stewpot recently received a grant from the Arkansas Hunger Alliance to buy a new stainless-steel refrigerator. Thanks Arkansas Hunger Alliance
The Clothes Closet is open from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. each Thursday. Stewpot patrons can receive one each of the following items: toiletries, pants, shirt, socks, shoes, etc. The Clothes Closet is always in need of clean men's and women's clothes. The Fleet Feet Sports Easy Runner shoe store, and the Go! Running shoe store have both been very conscientious in collecting shoes for the Stewpot.