• Awesome Food Pantry Support!

    Supporters from across Guilford County, and as far away as New York State, have responded to the call to help Greensboro Urban Ministry replenish its food pantry shelves. We are excited to share that your response to our appeal brought in 48,514 pounds of nonperishable food and $47,800 in cash donations in January. The cash […]

  • ‘Everybody Rejoiced With Me’

    Everardo Jaimez came to Greensboro Urban Ministry in November 2015 after a serious workplace injury prevented him from continuing to work in construction. Everardo, who has extensive customer service work experience, got into road construction after he was laid off from his position with an insurance company. While working on the road site, Everardo fell […]

  • A Donor Bill of Rights

    We greatly value our donors. You have many choices of where to share your contributions. We consider it a true honor that you make Greensboro Urban Ministry one of your charities of choice. That’s why earlier this year, Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Board of Directors formally adopted a Donor Bill of Rights as a guideline for how […]

  • Taking My Life Back

    When I came to Greensboro Urban Ministry, I was a pastor and a military veteran, yet I had no home. I felt like nobody cared, and my heart was so broken. I looked at the resources available to me, and I said, ‘I’m going to embrace what they have here for me.’ I began working […]

  • 2015 Ministry Report

    An update on Greensboro Urban Ministry’s work in the community to share the love of God with people in need through practical action. 

  • A Life Elevated

    This time of year takes me back to a New Year’s not so long ago. I moved one cold day — to the backseat of my ’98 Buick. I huddled inside a quilt my godmother made for me and started the car engine as often as I dared to try to stay warm. I landed […]

  • Little Books of Hope Links

    Greensboro Urban Ministry and other partners work with community advocate Amy Murphy (who writes the blog “The Miracles I See”)  to publish the Little Green Book of free meals and the Little Blue Book of free food pantries. These guides are published twice a year. Please link to these guides from here: Little Blue Book […]

About Us

Greensboro Urban Ministry’s mission is to express the love of God to people in need through practical action in the Greater Greensboro area. We have served the Greensboro community since 1967.

Poverty is an equal-opportunity destroyer. Lack of food, funds and affordable housing create true disasters in the lives of our guests. Our goal is to be there first with them to help them dig out of the rubble and return to stability as quickly as possible.

Learn more about us by reading our website, the latest news in our homepage News Tab section, our Recent Posts at the bottom of each page, and on Facebook and Twitter.

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Program director chosen for international exchange

Wendy Scott, LCSW and Beyond GUM program director, is one of 5 candidates from the United States chosen for a prestigious international work exchange program. Wendy will be working in southern England for two weeks with a homeless services agency, learning firsthand about strategies used in the UK to address homelessness. Five candidates from the […]

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Cone Health Foundation Offers Challenge Gift for Pantry

Cone Health Foundation is making it easy for you to double your donation to the Greensboro Urban Ministry Food Pantry. The foundation will match every gift up to $5,000. You can easily donate online and designate your gift to GUM’s food ministry. Every gift has an impact, and today will go twice as far to […]

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Awesome Food Pantry Support!

Supporters from across Guilford County, and as far away as New York State, have responded to the call to help Greensboro Urban Ministry replenish its food pantry shelves. We are excited to share that your response to our appeal brought in 48,514 pounds of nonperishable food and $47,800 in cash donations in January. The cash […]

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Food Lion donates 3,225 pounds of food

Food Lion donated 3,225 pounds of food to the pantry today. Mike Wilkes (right), Alamance Church Road store manager, and Rita Robinson (center), from corporate community relations, even stayed to help us stock the shelves. Food Lion Feeds brings hunger relief to the community year-round. We greatly appreciate this generous donation!

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GSO Grasshoppers Donate $5K to Food Pantry

With less than a week’s supply of food on the shelves, Greensboro Urban Ministry’s executive director turned to the community for help on Monday afternoon. On Wednesday, Greensboro Grasshoppers President and General Manager Donald Moore delivered a home run. The Hoppers presented Greensboro Urban Ministry (GUM) with a check for $5,000 to purchase needed food […]

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GUM Sees Record Food Requests, Seeks Your Help

With less than a week’s supply of food on the shelves, Greensboro Urban Ministry’s executive director is turning to the community for help. “We have less than one week’s supply of food on our pantry shelves. We don’t want to suspend emergency food assistance, but that may be GUM’s only choice. Our ability to help […]

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‘Everybody Rejoiced With Me’

Everardo Jaimez came to Greensboro Urban Ministry in November 2015 after a serious workplace injury prevented him from continuing to work in construction. Everardo, who has extensive customer service work experience, got into road construction after he was laid off from his position with an insurance company. While working on the road site, Everardo fell […]

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A Donor Bill of Rights

We greatly value our donors. You have many choices of where to share your contributions. We consider it a true honor that you make Greensboro Urban Ministry one of your charities of choice. That’s why earlier this year, Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Board of Directors formally adopted a Donor Bill of Rights as a guideline for how […]

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Rev. Frank Dew's Final GUM Chapel Service

Celebrating the Rev. Frank Dew

Today is a special day of celebration for the service and ministry of Rev. Frank Dew, who is retiring from Greensboro Urban Ministry after 22 years. Frank led his final 12:30 chapel service today for Weaver House guests. He and Rev. Andrei Spells led the group in carols and a holiday reflection from the Book […]

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Pottery Pop-Up @ GUM: 12/12-12/16

That beautiful N.C. pottery created and donated for the annual Feast of Caring is back by popular demand! Greensboro Urban Ministry will host a Pottery Pop-Up @ GUM next week at the agency’s administrative offices, 305 W. Gate City Blvd. The event will open Monday, Dec. 12, and run through Friday, Dec. 16 — or […]

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William Mangum Honor Card

Share Hope for the Holidays

The William Mangum Honor Card for 2016, “Hope in Front of Me” is now on sale and is a terrific way to offer help and hope — and honor friends and family this holiday season! Read more here about the card’s inspiration and find a list of stores and congregations selling the Honor Card. As […]

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Taking My Life Back

When I came to Greensboro Urban Ministry, I was a pastor and a military veteran, yet I had no home. I felt like nobody cared, and my heart was so broken. I looked at the resources available to me, and I said, ‘I’m going to embrace what they have here for me.’ I began working […]

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Phones, Email, Internet Restored

Greensboro Urban Ministry’s phone, computer and Internet access is now restored. Our systems have been down since Friday, so we are receiving emails from the past several days slowly this morning. If you have tried to contact us by email or phone since Friday, our apologies for the delay in responding to you. Potter’s House […]

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New Lunchtime Feast of Caring Express

New for the 25th anniversary of the Feast of Caring: a lunchtime Feast of Caring Express! Walk-ins welcome. Feast of Caring Express will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at First Baptist Church, 1000 W. Friendly Avenue. Tickets for lunch are $15. Your ticket enters you in drawings during the […]

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Celebrating generous potters

Join us Friday evening to celebrate the local potters who create and donate the beautiful bowls featured at Greensboro Urban Ministry’s annual Feast of Caring. The Pottery Pop-Up, a one-night show hosted by the Center for Visual Artists, will share the work of some of the many artists who give their time and talent to support […]

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