“Some things, like the many melons we enjoyed over the summer, are not regularly in our budget. Smiles have widened as people get their plates due to the wonderfully colorful donations each week.” ~ Ashlee Hueston, The Stewpot
Did you know we donate over 1,500 pounds of organic produce each week to the local non-profits we work with? We’re thankful for members like you who allows us the opportunity to partner with organizations like The Stewpot in downtown Dallas.
In the the words of UA member and Stewpot meal coordinator Ashlee Hueston, here’s how it works…
The Stewpot offers a safe haven for homeless and at-risk individuals of Dallas, providing resources for basic survival needs as well as opportunities to start a new life. Established by First Presbyterian church in 1975, the church began serving meals when they realized no other resources were available to the homeless and hungry. Since May 2008, The Stewpot has been the sole meal service provider at The Bridge (Dallas’ Homeless Recovery Center) serving an average of 1,000 meals a day, every day of the year.
Thanks to Urban Acres and its members, our dedicated kitchen staff has been able to use the produce donation to benefit those in need. Our volunteers have loved seeing the fresh color on the plates and the creativity with which the produce has been embraced by the staff and even those we serve. Some things, like the many melons we enjoyed over the summer, are not regularly in our budget. Smiles have widened as people get their plates due to the wonderfully colorful donations each week.
If you’re interested in volunteering with the Stewpot, visit their website or contact Ashlee Hueston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Here’s a photo of one of our recent donations to the wonderful folks at the Stewpot. This food goes towards meals all week long, adding important nutrition and saving the organization thousands each month. Thank YOU for being a part of this!