TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Talbot House will hold its annual dinner fundraiser on Friday, January 1.
Helping women recover from substance use disorder; that’s what Founder and Executive Director Becky Weatherford said her mission at Talbot House Sober Living for Women is, and this annual fundraiser is helping her program to do just that.
"It started out with a Crock Pot or two, with greens and black-eyed peas, a couple of pans of cornbread,” Weatherford said.
She explained that every year on January 1st, the Talbot House has an annual fundraiser called the Black-Eyed Pea Dinner Fundraiser.
Talbot House is a program that helps women recovering from substance use disorder. The Talbot House itself houses women in the early stages of recovery.
This will be the program’s sixth annual fundraiser.
Weatherford explained that in September of 2019, Talbot House “expanded” by adding a bakery and café (one buillding) to its name. It’s located in West Main Shopping Center, about 10 minutes from the house.
The bakery will be where organizers will have the fundraiser again this year.
The bakery's address is 101 N Industrial Rd, Tupelo, MS 38801.
Weatherford explained Talbot House is possible because of grants and private donations. Without fundraisers and community support, she said it wouldn’t exist.
“People in this area are so good to us... y’all help us keep our lights on here.”
She explained the bakery is allowing these women to get real-world experience to help them in their journey.
“And learn how to take some pride in their work. So many of these women haven’t had that opportunity in a very long time."
People can stop by and get food for $12 a plate.
It’s happening January 1st, 2021 from 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. at the bakery.
Proceeds go towards benefiting the Talbot House for Sober Women.
In addition to helping Talbot House’s cause, Weatherford said she’s excited about the fundraiser because it will let people learn more about Talbot House and its mission.