Feast of Caring

November 17, 2016Feast of Caring Artwork
5:00 – 7:00 PM
(Thursday before Thanksgiving)
First Baptist Church
1000 W. Friendly Ave, 27410

Greensboro Urban Ministry’s 25th Annual Feast of Caring will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

“A simple meal of soup and bread the week before the feast of Thanksgiving reminds us that there is no holiday from poverty,” says Executive Director Myron Wilkins. “Many of our neighbors will be going without, falling into crisis, and enduring alone during a time when we celebrate the joys of home, friends and family.”

When you make a minimum $25 donation to Greensboro Urban Ministry, you help to provide food, shelter and rehousing assistance to men, women and families. Your donation allows you to choose to receive a pottery bowl, crafted by an N.C. potter, or five Honor Cards, created by N.C. artist Bill Mangum.

Thanks to the restaurants, chefs and caterers who are providing soup for this event! Print Works, Christ United Methodist Church, Lucky 32, Temple Emanuel, Green Valley Grill, Southern Lights Bistro, Weaver Street Market and our own Darrell Campbell, GUM’s director of food distribution.

Read more here about how potters support this event.

And … Feast of Caring Express!

New for 2016 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Feast of Caring … Feast of Caring Express!

Join us for this drop-in lunchtime event between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at First Baptist Church, 1000 W. Friendly Ave.

Musical guests will be Look Homeward, an eclectic banjo-meets-brass quartet from Durham. (Listen to Look Homeward’s music here.)

As an added incentive, the first 200 people who purchased tickets in advance received a newly created, signed print by N.C. artist William Mangum of the iconic waving Friendly Santa.

The Friendly Santa will be available at Mangum’s gallery during the holiday season for $15. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Greensboro Urban Ministry. The William Mangum Fine Art gallery is located at 2166 Lawndale Drive.

The minimum $15 Feast of Caring Express donation also enter participants into drawings for N.C. pottery during the event.

Thanks to the restaurants, chefs and caterers who are providing soup for lunch: Pastabilities, Painted Plate, The Traveled Farmer, Melt and the GTCC Culinary Department!

For more information please call 336.553.2656 or email us.