University Soup Kitchen

Making a difference one day at a time

People always ask us what exactly we do:

WE SERVE!!!!

Fall  EVENTS:

Happy Football Season, oops we mean Fall!  Fall 2019 is here and we have hit the ground running!

Please Join us for our #soupkitchensundays give away program every Sunday at 2pm. Meet us at 700 N. Tryon st. Charlotte NC, 28202, as we serve donated food, clothes and sanitation products.


On Saturday June 29th from 10am-2pm at Bojangles uncc: 8521 N Tryon St Charlotte nc 28262 join us for a Carwash fundraiser! Free car wash with a donation of $5 or more!


We want to thank all of the student orgs at UNCC who partnered with us to serve so far this year: Global medical Brigades, Black Student Union, Zeta Phi Beta, and the Iota Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, and many more. 


Saturday June 29th ALL Day!  At City Barbecue UNCC  8948 J M Keynes Dr #410 Charlotte NC 28262 as we have a fundraiser night! Eat there any time that day and mention our fundraiser to support our expansion this fall and continue our #soupkitchensundays program serving about 150 warm meals, clothes and love to homeless veterans, women, children, and individuals recovering from substance abuse every Sunday until 01/01/2020. Make sure you mention the fundraiser or show the flyer!


July 2019 at 12pm  We expand into our first full service location thanks to a community grant from Walmart, and proceeds from our fundraisers.


August 2019 is our 3rd annual "back to school drive"  We will collect backpacks, pencils, papers, and other school supplies to be distributed to low income CMS students and families.


Saturday August 24th is our first annual "Mobile Meals" giveaway. Come out and support us and the Mu Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity as we serve hundreds of meals to citizens in need at checkpoints across Charlotte.


Sunday September 1st Join us for "Box Day" and "Back to School Bash" as we wrap up school supplies from our back to School Drive, and make and design donation boxes for our 5th annual "24 Hour U-Haul" Project. Email us to sign up: [email protected]

 

Fall 2019 We begin our first after school mentoring program. Five student volunteers will help serve and mentor local students at the Governors Village Stem Academy. Please contact us if you want to volunteer or donate supplies to this program. 


September 2019. International Fest! Join the festivites on campus as we enjoy food, fun, and dozens of international countries at UNCC's annual International Festival. We will be collecting and recycling food from the event to be donated to those in need.


Sunday September 29th  join us and "Midnight Cry Youth Street Ministry"  at Dillehey Courts for a "Community Block Party" from 2-6pm, but volunteers can come set up between 10am and 1pm. The event will be held at 28th Street and Pine Street in the Dillehay neighborhood. There will be health screenings such as blood pressure checks, HIV screenings, and dental supplies. There will also be haircuts, school uniforms, door prizes, prayer, music and light refreshments. email us to donate or volunteer!  [email protected]


Saturday October 12th from 12-3pm  is  our 5th annual "24 Hour U-Haul Project" In 24 hours we will fill a U-Haul with non perishable foods, clothing sanitation products, and toys to be distributed to local families, other food banks, homeless citizens, and any one in need. Join us from 12 to 3pm on the campus of UNCC at the Student Union Quad as we celebrate the efforts of local business owners and community members with live performances, free food and entertainment for the entire  family. s on our culture, best practices, policies and procedures while serving with us.

Later This fall:

FreeFoodFridays:   Help us serve underprivalidge Highschool athletes their

USK Kids Club:  first year of our mentor-ship program designed to attack poverty at the roots and teach kids how to make better decisions.


Thanks to everyone who supported our 3rd annual " Back to School Drive" . It was a month long school supplies drive for those in need. Drop off locations were at UNCC, please email us if you would like to give and didn't get to do so during the drive. Now that we are serving every #soupkitchenSunday we need food supplies as well. We need:

Non Perishable snacks

Canned vegetables

Canned Fruits

noodles

Pasta Sauce

Bottles of Water

Frozen Meat

Socks
Warm Blankets

Socks

Hats

Socks

Gloves

Socks

email us: [email protected] if you want to help out!

Did you know 20-25% of the homeless population has some form of a severe mental illness? This percentage is higher in people who are chronically homeless and women. Mental illness is one of the main factors that can lead to homelessness. We participated in the "Lets Talk About It Mental Awareness Walk". During this event, many organizations came together to support mental health awareness in the community. Check out this video to see more! Look out for us for more events/information this summer.