Community Service Learning Site Details

Dilworth Soup Kitchen
First Christian Church 1200 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203

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Description Dilworth Soup Kitchen provides a fine, nutritious meal at no cost to all who hunger for food and comfort, using donated fresh ingredients with a generous sprinkling of love and volunteer efforts from the community. Lunch is served from 11:30 to 12:30 on Monday's at First Christian Church and at 3 other locations throughout the week. Our guests are served a fabulous, freshly prepared meal "sit down restaurant" style, with china, flatware and glasses - NO cafeteria lines, trays and paper plates here! To see us in action, check us out on FB at Dilworth Soup Kitchen.

Site Contact Person Valerie Martin OR Lanny Loftis
Email address: or
Telephone: 704-975-3157 or Lanny: 704-654-8481

Service Opportunities Food prep, meal cooking and dessert making will be your primary accomplishments.

Available community service days and times *MONDAY MORNINGS ONLY from 7:30 until 10:30 a.m.* PLEASE DO NOT choose this site if you cannot stay the entire morning shift.

Orientation days and times

Number of student placements available 0

Special Requirements PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME! PLEASE NOTE THE ONLY SERVICE HOURS ARE ON MONDAYS FROM 7:30-10:30 ** Wear comfortable clothing; chef whites or jeans and a tshirt with tennis shoes are just fine. Need to come with the expectation of having fun and benefiting from the comradery of being involved in such a fantastic, hands-on experience.

Personal Qualities Seeking volunteers with competency, compassion and creativity that wish to hone their skills in a fast paced, yet relaxed, environment. You may be pleasantly surprised to find a fairly commercial kitchen when you first walk in! As our meal service depends solely on donated ingredients, you will have the opportunity to plan and create a nutritious meal for 250 guests based on what product is delivered to our kitchen in any particular week. The gratitude of our guests for the delicious meal you have prepared may be the best "pay" you ever receive in your culinary career.

Directions First Christian Church is located almost directly across the street on East Blvd. from a CATS stop.