University Soup Kitchen

Making a difference one day at a time

People always ask us what exactly we do:

WE SERVE!!!!

July  EVENTS:

Happy Summer! 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.

 

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.


Saturday October 5th 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 foodbanks, 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.


Thanks to everyone who supported our 3rd annual " Share the Warmth" Clothes Drive. It was a month long warm winter clothes drive. 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.