Community Service Learning Site Details

Friendship Trays
2401-A Distribution Street Charlotte, NC 28203

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Description Friendship Trays is an organization which began in 1976 with the purpose of delivering meals to six shut-ins in the Elizabeth neighborhood. Over 750 hot nutritious meals are prepared at the Distribution St. location and delivered daily to recipients in the Charlotte Mecklenburg area. The mission of Friendship Trays is to deliver daily, in a caring and friendly manner, balanced meals to individuals in this community who are unable, because of age or infirmity to obtain or prepare their own meals.

Site Contact Person Lani Lawrence
Email address:
Telephone: 704.333.9229 office; 704.756.6255 cell

Service Opportunities CHEF HELPERS: (6:30-8am) Assist the chef in the kitchen before production line begins at 8 - KITCHEN HELPERS (8-11am): Kitchen helpers help place the food into the hot and cold food containers to be ready for the driver pick-up. We serve regular and special diets, so care must be taken to see that the diet meals are served accurately. Our kitchen manager oversees the packaging of the meals. AFTERNOON VOLUNTEERS(1-3pm): Help sort and pack meals that will be distributed early the following morning. FUNDRAISING AND SPECIAL EVENT VOLUNTEERS: Assist the Executive Director with fundraising events. Help with volunteer appreciation events. GARDEN VOLUNTEERS: help in Friendship Garden and the other collaborative gardens as needed. Special volunteer days may be arranged or ongoing volunteer opportunity on Thursday afternoons starting in late February.

Available community service days and times Monday-Friday, 6:30am-2:30pm

Orientation days and times

Number of student placements available 0

Special Requirements You do NOT need culinary experience to complete service at this site.

Personal Qualities Dependable, Prompt, and Accurate

Directions Take S. Cedar Street to the end and turn left onto W. Morehead Street. Turn right onto S. Tryon Street. Turn left onto Remount Road, then first left onto Distribution Street and end at 2401 Distribution Street. Entrance is in the back. (2.76 miles)