Join Greensboro Urban Ministry for the Annual Feast of Caring – Lunch and Dinner!
Greensboro Urban Ministry is celebrating the Feast of Caring’s 27th anniversary this year. This year’s event will feature the traditional dinner event and the lunch express event. Feast of Caring Express will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at First Baptist Church, 1000 W. Friendly Ave. Musical guest will be Wally West and Federico Pivetta. Dinner will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at First Baptist and feature musical guests Bobby Doolittle, Jim Carson, and Paul Fribush.
Feast of Caring Brings Community Together Before Thanksgiving to Support Neighbors Facing Crisis
Both the lunch and dinner events will feature the popular Pottery Room. There will be a silent auction of select pieces of pottery during the dinner event.
This year, 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 Wednesday at noon. Single tickets are $25. For the 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 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. The meal is free of charge and features soups donated by local restaurants and homemade bread donated by more than 20 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 and food assistance to help households avoid eviction; 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 2017 with the community’s support:
207,311 meals served at Potter’s House Community Kitchen (including breakfast and dinner for shelter guests at Weaver House)
526 men and women sheltered, along with 175 additional men and women through WE Extension Shelters, and 58 families sheltered
68 households of formerly homeless men, women and families with children provided with rental subsidy for safe, affordable housing and supportive services at Partnership Village
146 men, women and families supported with case management and financial assistance in their move back to permanent housing
1,343,899 pounds of food distributed to people lacking access to adequate food, including 21,776 households provided with emergency food assistance
Please learn more about Greensboro Urban Ministry by visiting our website: www.greensborourbanministry.org.