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. The Soup Kitchen began in a run-down storefront in downtown Greer. 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. We receive no monies from governmental agencies. With the exception of paying a part-time operations manager/chef and a janitor, every cent we take in goes to feed the hungry, minister to the needy or maintain our facility.
We utilize food donated by churches, restaurants, grocery stores, schools and individuals. Many times this food would have been simply thrown away. Similarly, we have our own garden in which we grow some of the vegetables and herbs we serve.
Our kitchen is staffed with about one hundred twenty five volunteers each week, representing businesses, individuals and over fifty area churches of all denominations.