Events are a front door through which lots of people in Greensboro get to know Greensboro Urban Ministry. When you join us for an event, and bring your friends, you are helping people get to know us and the important work we are doing to fight hunger, homelessness and poverty in Greensboro.
Here’s a quick look at our main events:
Serving Greensboro Together: More than 100 restaurants team up with us on the first Tuesday in May to donate 10 percent of the day’s proceeds to support Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Potter’s House Community Kitchen. Potter’s House feeds 400+ men, women and children every day.
CROP Hunger Walk: Some 3,000 to 4,000 people turn out in October for the CROP Hunger Walk, a 5K event co-hosted by Church World Service. The walk fights hunger globally and locally. Proceeds fund projects like clean wells and sustainable farming in developing countries, as well as supporting Potter’s House Community Kitchen.
Feast of Caring: This longtime community event the Thursday before Thanksgiving reminds participants that many will not sit down to a holiday feast. They will be alone, hungry and in crisis. Participants, for a minimum $25 donation, select a piece of handcrafted N.C. pottery or 5 beautiful William Mangum Honor Cards — and the full proceeds come back to Greensboro Urban Ministry programs to fight hunger, homelessness and poverty in our community.
The Honor Card: The William Mangum Honor Card is a simple, meaningful way to honor friends and family during the holidays. Honor Cards are available for a minimum donation of $5, and all $5 comes back to Urban Ministry, thanks to generous financial support from the Wells Fargo Foundation and an anonymous donor.
#FeedGSO Community Food Drives (spring and fall): In April and October each year, Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Food Pantry works with about three dozen congregations and grocery stores for weekend food drives that are staple events for keeping the pantry shelves stocked. Greensboro Urban Ministry collects and distributes approximately 1.3 million pounds of food. The food drives help to restock nonperishable items, which fill emergency assistance grocery bags.