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About the Greer Soup Kitchen

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.

meet matha

Martha Bennett - Executive Director

My name is Martha Littlefield Bennett, I am the widow of the late James “Jim” Edward Bennett, and we have a wonderful daughter Chelsea Elizabeth and 4 grandsons.  I was born in Greenville, South Carolina and moved to Miami. Moving back to Greer my senior year of high school, I am a proud graduate of Greer High School. I have lived in Greer, 34 years, where I have been active at Greer High School, Greer Community Ministries and Praise Cathedral.  I am a member of the Greer Lions Club and Leadership Development Council. I was a member of the Greer Chamber Leadership Class #39. 

I studied Interior Design at Winthrop University. My love for design and working with people started there. Later leading mother and I to start Chelsea's Catering over 30 years ago. My love of God, people and food connected me with the soup kitchen.  We would connect with Mr. Merle and give him left overs from weddings and other events we catered. I have been the Director of the Daily Bread Ministries/Greer Soup Kitchen for 15 years. We are here to serve, so always remember to be God’s Hands and Feet wherever you go.

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