Join Greensboro Urban Ministry for the Annual Feast of Caring – Lunch and Dinner!
Greensboro Urban Ministry is celebrating the Feast of Caring’s 28th anniversary this year. This year’s event will feature the traditional meal of soups and breads during the dinner event and the lunch express event.
Feast of Caring Brings Community Together Before Thanksgiving to Support Neighbors Facing Crisis
Thurs., Nov. 21 at First Baptist Church on Friendly Avenue, GUM will host the Feast of Caring “Express” at lunchtime from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Musical guest will be Wally West and Federico Pivetta. The dinnertime event will be from 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. and feature musical guests Bobby Doolittle, Jim Carson, and friends.
Both the lunch and dinner events will feature the popular Pottery Room where guest can choose a piece of pottery for their $25.00 donation. There will be a silent auction of select pieces of pottery during the dinner event.
Guests may order their tickets online in advance for lunch or dinner. Tickets will also be available at the door. Online tickets for lunch or dinner may be purchased in advance through November 20th at noon. Single tickets are $25. For lunch event only, tables of 8 can be purchased for $200 and can be reserved in advance at www.greensborourbanministry.org/events/feast-of-caring. Guests who purchase a table of 8 for the lunch event only, and bring guests will receive a complimentary ticket to visit the Pottery Room as a thank you from Urban Ministry.
At both events, for a minimum $25 donation, participants may choose either five Honor Cards, created by Bill Mangum, or a piece of handcrafted N.C. pottery that will be displayed in the Pottery Room. The meal is free of charge and features soups donated by local restaurants and organizations, served along with homemade bread donated by local congregations and organizations.
“A simple meal of soup and bread the week before the feast of Thanksgiving reminds us that not everyone will be enjoying the bounty of the season,” said Urban Ministry Executive Director Myron Wilkins. “Many of our neighbors will be going without, falling into crisis, and enduring alone during a time when we celebrate the joys of home, friends and family.”
Greensboro Urban Ministry, since 1967, has worked to share the love of God with people in need by offering food, shelter, and solutions. The agency’s work centers on several programs: emergency financial assistance to help households avoid eviction; food assistance through the Food Pantry; shelter for men and women at Weaver House and families at Pathways Center; daily lunch in Potter’s House Community Kitchen; and case management and financial assistance to support men, women and families moving back into permanent housing.
The agency accomplished the following in 2018 with the community’s support:
- 230,307 meals served at Potter’s House Community Kitchen (including breakfast and dinner for shelter guests at Weaver House)
- 603 men and women sheltered, along with 147 additional men and women through WE Extension Shelters, and 58 families sheltered
- 185 adults and children were provided with rental subsidy for safe, affordable housing and supportive services at Partnership Village
- The Pathways Center for families provided emergency shelter to 157 women and children.
- 1,543,554 pounds of food distributed to people lacking access to adequate food, including 22,900 households provided with emergency food assistance
Please learn more about Greensboro Urban Ministry by visiting our website: www.greensborourbanministry.org.