“I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40
The Ascension Lutheran Soup Kitchen opened its doors on October 12, 2010. Since then, it has furnished a hot, well-balanced, and fresh lunch for countless individuals. We are open weekly on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Our sign says “everyone welcome” and we mean it! No ID needed, no note from social services; just come in if you need a meal. With your meal you get some “down home” love, smiles, and hugs.
The food we serve is provided by local businesses, organizations and individuals: Harris Teeter, Publix, Pet Milk, Polka Dot Cupcakes, Daphne’s Bakery, Food Lion, and Trader Joe’s, to name a few. We have volunteers from the Dilworth neighborhood and beyond, including our church family, schools, and businesses. Some have been with us since the beginning and others help out as time permits. We love, honor, and appreciate everything that our volunteers have done to make this a successful soup kitchen.
“Keep on loving each other as brothers. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:1-2
Information for Volunteers
The Ascension Lutheran Soup Kitchen is open for volunteers every Tuesday beginning at 7:00 a.m. Please plan to arrive between 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. There is a need for help with food preparation, dining room set up and serving work. Plan to stay as long as you are able. We serve our guests from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If your group is less than four, please come any Tuesday, no registration required. Larger groups, please call the church office (704) 372-7317. The minimum age to serve is twelve years old and must be accompanied by an adult.
Our address is 1225 E. Morehead Street. Volunteers may enter through the door marked “Luther Hall”, and take the elevator down to Luther Hall. Click here for a PDF map of our campus.