Since 1982, Potter’s House Community Kitchen has operated year-round to provide a free meal to those who are hungry in our community. In 2015, Potter’s House served 139,923 lunches, which is an average of nearly 400 meals served a day.
Potter’s House also serves breakfast and dinner to guests in Weaver House shelter. Altogether, Potter’s House served 217,357 meals last year.
Potter’s House is located in one of the city’s poorest areas, and thus, helps many of our neighbors have access to a nutritious meal each day. We are continuing to see more families with children, young adults age 18-24, and more working poor on their lunch hour – including fast-food workers, landscapers and nurse’s assistants.
In 2016, food stamp benefits will be cut to some 8,000 Guilford County residents, single individuals without children who do not meet weekly hourly employment requirements. This change will add many more guests in our lunch program and our Emergency Assistance Program as these men and women struggle to meet their daily food needs.
If our doors closed, there would be a lot of hungry people. We play such a major role in many people’s lives.”
– Darrell Campbell, director
of food distribution
“I see the impact of my work every day,” says Campbell, adding that he knows for some guests, Potter’s House lunch may be their only meal some days. He takes that to heart: Years ago, he was a guest here at lunch. “I realize how much it means that we are able to provide this meal. Every time I see folks coming into the dining room, I think but for the grace of God, it would have been me.”