Soup Kitchen

Soup-KitchenThe Community Shelter feeds approximately 56,000 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 criteria for eating at the Soup Kitchen, 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 over 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, contact Onsite Operations Director Victoria Maye at (704) 261-3496 or at Our calendar of booked and available meals is at the bottom of this page.

Providing A Meal


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 Onsite Operation Director Victoria Maye at or at (704) 261-3496.

Food Donations

The Community Shelter accepts food donations between 7 a.m. and 10 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. 

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

Soup Kitchen Calendar

Available meals are in green, booked meals are in pink. Each day has a slot for breakfast, lunch, and supper. You can scroll to future months by clicking the arrow button to the left of the month. Please email to book a meal. 

For a list of our highest need meals (weekends, suppers, holidays) to fill for the rest of the year, go to Meal Dates.

To sign up for our Meal Openings Email List, click here to enter your information.

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