Stewpot fed approximately 150 diners a big Thanksgiving feast on Tuesday, November 21, 2023. The serving crew was from Pulaski Heights Presbyterian Church plus a few new volunteers. The weather was cloudy with just a nip of cool in the air.. Turkey and dressing, fruit salad, yams, green beans & potatoes, plus rolls, butter and pumpkin pie was on the menu. All the food was eaten because the diners were able to go back for seconds. To say the meal was appreciated would be an understatement. So many folks thanked us as they went down the line, choosing just what they wanted. For many this is the only Thanksgiving fare they will have. We always take time to help those in a wheelchair or on a walker get their plates and drinks. We also know which diners need an extra plate for someone sick at home. It is a privilege and honor to serve a special Thanksgiving meal to the Stewpot diners..a big Thanksgiving feast Tuesday, November 21, 2023.
Baptist Health Bags
On Thursday, December 21st, three nurses from Baptist Heath brought 100 snack bags and 100 bags containing a sweatshirt and a pack containing variety of health related items including a covid test, masks, soap, hand sanitizer, etc. The snack bags contained a variety of food items. The bags were handed out during the normal lunch hour from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and were almost gone by 12:30 p.m. Thanks Baptist Health!!
Stewpot Christmas Feast
The Stewpot served a Christmas Feast to the Stewpot diners on Wednesday December 21st. While Christmas music played in the background, Stewpot volunteers served a Christmas Feast consisting of rolls and butter, dressing mixed with turkey breast, sweet potatoes, peas and carrots, fruit salad and homemade cherry pie for dessert.
The Stewpot Board Prepares Christmas Gift Bags
The Stewpot Board met on Monday, December 11th. Following the board meeting, five of the board members stayed after the meeting was over and assembled 144 Christmas Gift Bags for Stewpot diners. The bags contained a poncho, gloves, hat, socks , blanket, wash cloth and a bar of soap, water bottle, jar of hand cream and some crackers and candy., The Christmas bags were distributed doing the lunch hour on Monday, December 18.
Handing Out Christmas Bags
Stewpot Hands Out Christmas Bags to Diners On Monday, December,19, Stewpot volunteers handed out 144 Christmas Bags. The bags were handed out during the normal lunch hour from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. The bags were gone by 12:35 p.m.
Stewpot Receives Grant from the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance
An award ceremony was held at the Fletcher Library on Friday, August 18th from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. for awarding the Grants.
Judge Barry Hyde, Pulaski County Judge presented the checks to the receptionist of the grants. The Stewpot received a grant for $4,000 to purchase protein (meat, dry and canned beans, eggs, cheese and tofu) and a second grant for $4,000 for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Charlie Frith and Nancy are shown below receiving a check from Judge Barry Hyde
Charles Frith Compiles a Short History about the Stewpot - 1976 - 2023
Charlie Frith, past Stewpot Board Chair, has recently compiled a short history about the Little Rock Stewpot. The book has 56 pages and contains many color photos. It can be purchased from Lulu.com for $28.00 which includes tax and shipping.