Stewpot Board Officers
The Stewpot Board elected officers at its board meeting on Monday, June 18th.
See Below (Left to right): Nancy Howell, Vice-Chair); Roberta Saxon, Treasurer; Charlie Frith, Chair); Nancy Rorex, Stewpot Manager; and Ellen Russel, Secretary.
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.
Stewpot Receives 5,000 Pairs of Socks from BOMBAS Giving Program
The Little Rock Stewpot applied to the BOMBAS Giving Team for socks. BOMBAS launched in 2013 after their founders saw a quote on Facebook that stated “socks are the #1 most requested clothing item in homeless shelters.” The Stewpot was notified that BOMBAS was shipping the Stewpot 5,000 pairs of socks.
Charlie Frith received 12 boxes of socks. It took him two trips in his CRV to take all of the socks to Stewpot.
To learn more about the BOMBAS Giving Team, click on the link below.
Stewpot Clothes Closet Make High Profile Section in
Arknasas Democrat Gazette
Stewpot Feeds Special Group
On Monday, June 11, about thirty members of the Arkansas Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival (PPC) ate and talked with Stewpot diners. The PPC folks thoroughly enjoyed conversation at the tables, shared names and stories, and heard clients tell of challenges they face.
Challenges included lack of transportation to work or medical appointments, difficulty to see a doctor, and separation of parents from their children. The conversations gave the visitors some insight to help them understand the PPC theme of the week: "Everybody's Got the Right to Live: Education, Living Wage Jobs, Income, and Housing." The Poor People's Campaign is grateful to Stewpot director Nancy Rorex and an Episcopal church cook/serve team for their hospitality -- and Great Food!
Baptist Health Community Outreach
Did you know that the Stewpot has one primary and two secondary missions?
- The primary mission is to Feed the Hungry.
- The secondary mission is to Help Clothe the Needy.
- A third mission is to offer Free Medical Services to the sick.
The third mission is fulfilled by Baptist Health Community Outreach. Nurses from this organization come to the Stewpot the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Fridays of each month. They check blood pressure and glucose levels in addition to many other things. A physician and a pharmacist come on the 3rd Friday of each to treat more serious complaints and to offer prescription medicines.
Ed Brown Gets New Vehicle
Ed Brown, Day manager of Stewpot, has not a car for several months. He has had to walk from home to the Stewpot and back everyday. That is no longer the case. A Stewpot volunteer recently gave Ed a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe. It only has 75,000 miles. Boy, is Ed proud of his vehicle.
1st Thursday Stewpot Team
1st Thursday Team Always Serves Fresh Fruit.
Typical Meal Served by 1st Thursday Team
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.