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 is shown below with the new refrigerator.
Stewpot Kitchen Update
Stewpot Kitchen gets a new lookt. Thanks to Werner Schwarz from Trinity Presbyterian Church, the Stewpot Kitchen has new stainless steel counter tops and a new hand sink. Please be sure to thank Werner.
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.
New Stewpot Team
Baptist Health Physician Partners is a physician led organization with over 250 clinics and 1300 physicians across the state. Our goal is focused on improving the quality and lowering the cost of health care for all Arkansans. BHPP also participates in many health-related events within the community. The BHPP Team is always looking for opportunities to serve. The team immediately recognized the long-standing commitment that Stewpot has demonstrated over the years and wanted to connect with this amazing organization. We are grateful to Jan and Ed for allowing us to participate! This new team servers on the 2nd Tuesday every other month.
4th Wednesday Team
Stewpot's 4th Wednesday Teamfrom the First United Methodist Church of Maumelle serves at Stewpot on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The Team Captain says "I'm not sure how long our church has been involved. I started working with Stewpot about 12 years ago when we served the four fifth Wednesdays. Not long afterwards, the organization that had been serving on the fourth Wednesday bowed out, and we were asked to replace them."
4th Thursday Stewpot Team
The smiling faces pictured below are members of the Fourth Thursday Stewpot volunteers from Grace Presbyterian and FaithSpring Churches. This group of dedicated men and women have come together to offer their time and efforts in serving a hot meal to Little Rock's homeless men, women and children. Coming from two separate faith communities, they share a common mission through the generosity of the Stewpot ministry of First Presbyterian Church providing a hot lunch every weekday to those in need.
Clothes Closet Update
Charlie Frith picked up shoes from Fleet Feet Easy Runner Sports Store in Pleasant Ridge Shopping Center, and Ray Koone picked up shoes from the Go Running Shoe Store in the Heights and delivered them to the Stewpot. The shoe shelves in the Closet Closet are full, at least until the next Thursday rolls around. Barbara and Carl are shown in the photo below with the full shelves.