Looking to volunteer on Christmas?
We are booked solid Christmas Day with volunteers, but hunger happens year-round. Check our volunteer calendar and sign up your group!
The mission of Daily Bread Ministries is to feed the hungry by providing one hot nutritious meal a day to whoever comes and to help end homelessness in the Greer community.
The Greer Soup Kitchen, a part of Daily Bread Ministries, is a non-profit, charitable organization that was founded in 1990 when concerned citizens observed that people in their own town were going hungry. One meal was served on our first day. Today over one hundred and fifty meals per day are served in a modern restaurant-style facility.
We rely completely upon donations of food and money from private citizens, churches and businesses to operate and utilize food donated by churches, restaurants, grocery stores, schools and individuals.
Our kitchen is staffed with about one hundred twenty five volunteers each week, representing businesses, individuals and over fifty area churches of all denominations.
Greer Shelter to Empower People (STEP) the Greer Family Shelter provides early intervention to enable families to move from being homeless to employed-with-home. The facility provides four separate apartments for participants and meeting space for a 90-day program conducted by trained counselors working under a licensed mental health professional. To enter the program, families must be homeless, have a strong desire to not be homeless, and be recommended by an appointed commission. Successful participants will be equipped to retain a home.
Merle State Hunger Walk
Join Greer in celebrating the community’s goal to help end hunger at the annual Merle State Hunger Walk on Saturday, November 19 at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of McLeskey-Todd Pharmacy, 109 N. Main St., Greer.
This short, one-mile walk recognizes hunger in our community. The route goes down Main and Poinsett streets and passes in front of the Greer Family Shelter. Tours of both the Greer Soup Kitchen and Greer Family Shelter will be held.
The event is dog-friendly and T-shirts will be available for a donation.
Soup Kitchen volunteering and serving times
- Volunteers are on-site Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sunday 4-5:30 p.m.
- Serving hours: Monday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sunday 8-8:30 a.m. and Sunday 4-5 p.m. Volunteers must arrive with sufficient time to be ready to serve .
- Learn more about volunteer opportunities.
Visiting the Soup Kitchen and Family Shelter
The Greer Soup Kitchen is located at 521 E. Poinsett Street in Greer, S.C. You are welcome to visit the Greer Soup Kitchen during normal operating hours! Call 864.968.0323 for more information about the soup kitchen.
Greer STEP, the Greer Family Shelter, is also located on E. Poinsett St in Greer. The shelter visits are by appointment only. Call 864.540.4681 for more information about the family homeless shelter.