Opportunities to Volunteer with Stewpot

St. James’ has been an active supporter of Stewpot Ministries for many years including a position on their corporate board as one of its founding churches. There are variety of needs and lots of volunteer opportunities for individuals and families – find the one that fits your desire and time. Contact the coordinator listed with the activity to sign up:

Flowers House: 4th Wednesday of each month – Pickup food from St. James around 5:15 and deliver to this transitional shelter for women and children located at the corner of West Street and 355 Livingston Street (behind Millsaps College). Contact Kathe Levanway, 601.362.9640 (h) or 601.540.5088 (cell) delkml@gmail.com , if you would like to help on one or more Wednesdays.

Matts House: 2nd Wednesday of each month – Pickup food from St. James around 5:15 and deliver to this emergency shelter for women and children which is off of West Street behind CS’s at 343 Adelle Street. Contact Lela Dodson, 601.209.6140, stoneycv@gmail.com.

Sims House: Following a major fire, should reopen early 2017 completely remodeled. 2nd Sunday of each month – Prepare and deliver food for a small group at Sims House (next to Stewpot on Capital Street), a transitional shelter for women and children. This is a great signup for mother/daughter or two friend team. Contact Amanda Richardson, ajoyrichardson@gmail.com or 601.826.0891.

Billy Brumfield House: Volunteers pickup a meal at 5:00pm which is prepared by our St. James’ kitchen and deliver/serve at this men’s shelter on the 4th Wednesday of each month. It’s located in an old firehouse, 1244 S. Gallatin Street. Contact Joe Myers, jmyers11@comcast.net , 601.291.4568.

Weekday Servers at Stewpot: Volunteers are needed to serve lunch at Stewpot’s community kitchen, 11:15 – 12:30. We are assigned 4 days (Mon.-Thurs.) a week to serve, 4 times a year. You don’t have to sign up but just show up, however, it’s helpful for the coordinator to know how many persons to expect. Contact Regan Painter, 601.259.2822 rmpainter@hotmail.com. 

Sunday Lunch: Susie and John Puckett’s family prepare and serve lunch at Stewpot four times a year. Additional servers are needed 12:30 – 1:30pm. Contact Susie Puckett, 601.209.5454, shp9669@aol.com

Food Pantry: Volunteers go in pairs on one or more days, Monday – Thursday, to distribute food from the Stewpot food pantry, 9:00 – 11:00. St. James’ is scheduled to serve six times a year. Contact Lee Malouf, 601.955.3507 missyazoo@aol.com if you would like to be added to her list of volunteers.

Food Drive: Annually we collect non-perishable goods to replenish the food pantry at Stewpot. Contact Catherine Hames, 601.594.1867, chames601@aol.com. Coordinator needed! 

School Supply & School Uniform Drive: During August, we’re collected school supplies and school clothing (khaki, navy, white) for Stewpot kids.

Enrichment Camp for Stewpot Camp Kids: In July, St. James hosted a camp for 6th & 7th graders. We make if fun, interesting, and educational for the kids using motivational speakers on fitness, nutrition & personal well-being, fun topics (bees, juggling, etc.), art, and helping with food preparation. See special hand-out on this camp. Parent/older Teen Coordinator Team needed!  

Turkey Collection: For 2 -3 Sundays, collect 50 turkeys for Stewpot’s Thanksgiving and Christmas gift baskets. Contact Catherine Hames, 601.594.1867, chames601@aol.com. Coordinator needed!  

St. James Annual Christmas Party with Stewpot: Annually, St. James hosts a Christmas Party for Stewpot residents at St. James and is scheduled for December 4th. Parishioners join them for the party which includes a wonderful meal, pictures with Santa, crafts, singing, and a short church service. Prior to this event, parishioners fill bags for each resident which are presented after the party. Coordinators are needed!

Please scroll down to see the calendar below for specific dates and locations of volunteer opportunities:

(2nd Wed.)
SIMS’ House
(2nd Sun.)
(4th Wed.)
Billy Brumfield House
(4th Wed.)


January Jan. 13 Jan. 10 Jan. 27 Jan. 27 Jan. 18-22 ? ?
February Feb. 10 Feb. 14 Feb. 24 Feb. 24
March Mar. 9 Mar. 13 Mar. 23 Mar. 23 Mar. 11-18 ? Mon. Apr. 4 Annual Taste of MS at Highland Village
April Apr. 13 Apr. 10 Apr. 27 Apr. 27
May May 11 May 8 (Mother’s Day) May 25 May 25 May 16-20 Mother’s Day Food Drive
June Jun. 8 June 12 Jun. 22 Jun. 22
July Jul. 13 July 10 Jul. 27 Jul. 27 July 18-22 Enrichment Camp, July 11-14
August Aug. 10 Aug. 14 Aug. 24 Aug. 24 Aug. 8-11 St. J Rummage Sale Fundraiser Aug 6 plus school supply & clothing drive
September Sept. 14 Sept. 11 Sept. 28 Sept. 28 Sept. 19-23 Sept. 18
October Oct. 12 Oct. 9 Oct. 26 Oct. 26 Oct. 17-20
November Nov. 9 Nov. 13 Nov. 23*
St. J. Kitchen Closed
Nov. 23*
St. J. Kitchen Closed
Nov. 21-23* Closed 27-28 Turkey Collection:
Sun. Nov 6,13, 20 and Christmas Bag Distribution
December Dec. 14 Dec. 11 Dec. 28 Dec. 28 Dec. 4 Sun., Dec. 4 Stewpot Christmas Party at St. James’