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) will provide early intervention to enable families to move from being homeless to employed-with-home. The facility will provide 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.
We need your help furnishing Greer’s Shelter to Empower People!
As construction of STEP is expected to be completed by mid-March 2016, we are gearing up operations, but before we can house families, we need your help furnishing the apartments. To help, we’ve set up a registry at Thankful where you can select individual items to donate.
Select a couple of items and donate today.
Every donation matters.
We are also looking for people who feel called to work on a team hands-on with our families. Training is scheduled for March 12 and March 19 at Memorial UMC on Main St. from 9 to 3. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. More information on the volunteer roles can be found on the GreerSTEP page.
The first families can enter our program sometime in May if we can cross the finish line on funding. We continue to raise funding for first year operations, furnishings, and equipment needed to open. In addition to the furnishings listed on the link above, we need to buy a small commercial play gym for the courtyard, surface materials for the courtyard, outside landscaping to meet city requirements, and an electronic lock system for the exterior doors.
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
We are 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.