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 100 churches, civic groups, and businesses who volunteer to serve our meals throughout the year, but we always need more. To volunteer, contact Onsite Operations Director Victoria Maye at (704) 289-5300 or at Our calendar of booked and available meals is at the bottom of this page.

Providing a meal

 Thank you for volunteering to cook and serve a meal in the Union County Community Shelter’s Soup Kitchen! We are thrilled to have you!  Below are some tips for you and your group to make this experience smooth and wonderful as possible.



 Parking is limited so please carpool as much as possible.

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) 289-5300.

Food Donations

The Community Shelter accepts food donations between the hours of 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 Union County Community Shelter.


Available meals are in green, booked meals are in pink. Please email to book a meal. 

For the rest of 2017, here are our highest needs for meals: Tuesday December 26 breakfast


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