Online Originals: Soup kitchens keeping people fed during winter months

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Weekdays, those hungry and in need of food can visit Farmville’s Community Outreach Soup Kitchen. From noon to one in the afternoon lunch is served.

Three church volunteers preparing lunch for people who come to the Community Soup Kitchen.

Local church and community members volunteer Monday through Friday to make sure people receive their free meal. Donations are also given from the community.

As of 2019, more than thirty-seven million Americans deal with hunger, and 11 million of them are children.

Homes with food insecurities don’t always know if they have access to enough food.

(Above soup, salad, cake, and sandwiches are being prepared and served by volunteers).

Most of those households make less than $25,000 a year. This number is equivalent with living in poverty.

Thankfully, soup kitchens are becoming an easier thing to find.

It’s estimated there’s more than ninety thousand soup kitchens, food pantries, and other programs in the U.S. that provide free food and meals to those in need.

With the holiday’s and colder weather upon us, a warm meal might be what helps some individuals and families get through winter months.

Below is a list of other food banks, pantry’s, and soup kitchens in the area:

  • Food Bank of North Carolina – 497 W 9th St. Greenville, N.C., 27834 / (252)-752-4996
  • Food Bank – 1712 Union St, Greenville, N.C, 27834 / (252)-752-4996
  • Joy Soup Kitchen – 700 Albemarle Ave, Greenville, N.C., 27834 / (252)-561-7519
  • Greene County Soup Kitchen – 219 N Green Street, Snow Hill, N.C., 28580 / (252)-747-4447
  • Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina – 205 S Glenburnie Road, New Bern, N.C., 28560 / (252)-514-0701
  • Community Soup Kitchen of Goldsboro – 112 W Oak St, Goldsboro, N.C., 27530 / (919)-731-3939
  • Plymoth Food Pantry – 811 Washington St, Plymoth, N.C., 27962 / (252)-793-4152

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