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31st Annual Taste of Mississippi Set to Take Place April 9th

JACKSON, Miss. – The 31st annual Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi's Taste of Mississippi event will bring together dozens of Mississippi chefs and fine restaurateurs to share their culinary favorites on Monday, April 9th, at 7 p.m. at The South Warehouse/The Railroad District. The event is a Jackson-area favorite and has been named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society.

“We are delighted to be celebrating more than two decades of fundraising with our kind and generous supporters,” said Michelle Bingham, director of special events for Stewpot Community Services.

Taste of Mississippi is one of the largest annual food fundraisers in the state. The event is a night for party-goers and business people to mingle and network, sample some of Mississippi’s exceptional cuisine, purchase silent auction items and artwork, and dance the night away to live music.

Last year’s, Blue Cross & Blue Shield Taste of Mississippi event raised more than $115,000 to fight homelessness and hunger in Jackson and the surrounding areas.

“All of the money we raise through Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Taste of Mississippi fundraiser is a substantial part of our ability to perform our 17 different ministries throughout the year,” Bingham said. “2017 was a great year for the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Taste of Mississippi fundraiser.”

Executive Director of Stewpot Rev. Jill Buckley said, “We outgrew our previous venue, Highland Village. So the move to The South Warehouse/The Railroad District in Jackson gives our attendees more room to move around comfortably and allows for the event to host more fine restaurants. Hopefully this year we can also host some of the areas wonderful food trucks. We are anticipating an extraordinary night for raising much-needed funds for Stewpot.”

Tickets for this event are $70 in advance and $90 at the door. Tickets can be purchased through the Blue Cross & Blue Shield Taste of Mississippi website, and Stewpot at, or by calling Michelle’ Bingham at 601-353-2759.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi partners with Stewpot to make healthy living resources available to Jackson and surrounding areas through the work of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, support of communities and Team Blue volunteers. These partnerships and a dedicated team of employees are making a difference every day, in our communities and in the lives of each person we reach.

In 2017, Stewpot served 650 people a day in its Jackson Kitchen and its Meals on Wheels program, the Opportunity Center day shelter, or through one of the four Stewpot shelters. We appreciate your kindness and know that your efforts help make our efforts even more effective.

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