Provide a Meal-Kitchen & Feeding Program

The following COVID precautions are in effect for meal group volunteers.
Providing meals for our clients is a huge part of the services that we offer. We serve three meals a day in our dining hall. The number of diners varies with meal and day – our food service staff can give you a good number when you book a meal. Breakfast is at 8 a.m., lunch at noon and supper at 6 p.m.

The calendar for meals through the end of 2021 is below. Available high need meals (weekends and suppers) are in red, the rest of the available meals are in yellow. If you do not see a slot in a particular meal/day, it is not available. You can scroll to future months by clicking the arrow button to the right of the month. For more information or to book a meal, contact our kitchen staff at (704) 261-3491 or at



Providing A Meal

The Community Shelter feeds approximately 75,000 hot meals a year at our Soup Kitchen. We provide a nutritional breakfast, lunch and supper to the community’s homeless and low-income residents, acting as a stop-gap for those without the ability to otherwise acquire food on a regular basis. We have no financial criteria for eating in our dining hall, so anyone with a food hardship is welcome – no questions asked.

Our staff is ServSafe certified, and we strive to maintain a healthy environment and serve a healthy menu.

Breakfast: 8 a.m.
Lunch: Noon
Dinner: 6 p.m.

We are fortunate to have more than 130 churches, civic groups, businesses and other organizations who provide and serve our meals throughout the year, but we always need more. To book a meal or for any questions, contact our kitchen staff at (704) 261-3491 or at


Health Guidelines

Health, hygiene, and safe food service are very important to us all. These guidelines help to ensure that both you and our clients are safe.

Additional Questions?

Please contact our kitchen staff at (704) 261-3491 or at

Food Donations

The Community Shelter accepts food donations between 7:30  a.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily with the exception of meal hours (8 a.m., noon and 6 p.m.). Only properly handled and stored food will be accepted. Please bring donations to the “Donations” door, accessed from the back parking lot.

Thank you for your service and commitment to the Community Shelter of Union County.

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