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Meal Service

It’s hard to get through the day when you’re experiencing homelessness, and it’s even harder to do so when you are hungry. Join our meal brigade and bring and/or serve a meal for our shelter guests! This opportunity is for groups of 4-8 people. 

Three ways you can help!

  • Bring food and serve
    • Bring food “ready-to-serve” OR bring all the ingredients and supplies to prepare on-site in our kitchen. If you bring a pork dish, please also supply a non-pork option.
    • Be prepared to provide for:
      • TRYON: 200 guests.
      • STATESVILLE: 170 guests.
      • The Statesville Avenue Shelter does not have a kitchen. Food for Statesville must be “ready-to-serve.”
  • Serve-only (Available Monday-Friday only. Weekend groups must bring food or financially sponsor).
    • Serve a meal that our shelter has prepared.
  • Financially Sponsor
    • We are grateful to groups that sponsor a meal at $500.
    • Our culinary team can purchase the food and you can help with the menu.

A Note on Bag Lunches

    • Deliver 175 already assembled bag lunches by 11:30 a.m. to 1210 North Tryon Street.
    • 350 sandwiches total — 2 sandwiches per bag. Please no ham or pork. (Suggestions: chicken salad, egg salad, turkey & cheese, PB&J, roast beef, etc.).
    • Individual packets of condiments are appreciated, but please no mayonnaise or mustard on the sandwiches.
    • Include sides like chips and fruit (preferably a soft fruit) as well as a dessert.
    • If possible, bring bottles of water (but do not place in bags).

Lunches distributed from 12:00pm-1:00pm

Time Commitment

  • Breakfast Monday – Friday 5:30am-7:00am (Saturday-Sunday, 6:30am – 8:00am)
  • Lunch: 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Dinner: 5:30pm-7:00pm


1210 North Tryon Street or 3410 Statesville Avenue (28206).

Some Additional Information

  • Meal service is a group opportunity for groups of 4 or more people. 
  • Groups that volunteer for meal brigade on weekends must either bring food with them or financially sponsor. Serve-Only groups are scheduled Monday-Friday.
  • We recommend 12 years of age and older. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Respect for guests experiencing homelessness.
  • Enjoy working with diversity of people.
  • Ability to stand for periods of time.

Scheduling Your Time

You are now ready to sign up for time slots here!

For further questions, email our Volunteer team!

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