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From the heart
Local woman cooks up charity for homeless shelters
Colleen Capes Jackson published a cookbook to help raise money for Newton County’s homeless shelters.

Mix together a woman’s desire to feed the hungry, kind hearts of Newton County residents, recipes handed down through generations, and a need for charitable contributions from the area’s homeless shelter and that is a recipe for the “Feed the Hearts of the Hungry” cookbook.

The book is the doing of Newton County’s Colleen Capes Jackson, who published the local cookbook and is donating every dollar of its $15 cost to either The Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter or The Repairers of the Breach.

“We can all work together to feed the hearts of the hungry,” Jackson said. “With the resources at hand in our community, no one should ever be hungry, homeless, or without a friend who will share God’s love and the message of salvation through Jesus.”

The book features recipes ranging from Zucchini Bread by Sherry Lowery, to Rev. Clara Lett’s Sweet Potato Custard, Chicken Alfredo Roll-Ups by Rita Johnston, Taco Soup by Lila Crawford and more.

Jackson also included short stories in the book from several local authors for cooks to read through while everything is in the oven.

Two hundred copies of the book were published, and if all are sold that will mean $3,000 for local homeless shelters.

To purchase “Feed the Hearts of the Hungry” you can pick up a copy at YaYa Sisters on Pace Street or email