The Soup Kitchen offers a balanced, nutritious meal each day in a safe, clean and caring environment to all who are hungry. Project Host was founded in 1981 by local church and lay leaders distressed at the hunger and poverty in Greenville. Today, we serve approximately 150 of our less fortunate neighbors Sunday through Friday. Meals are offered to anyone who comes through the door, no questions asked. For some, it is the only meal they will receive on any given day; for others, the meals help alleviate difficult decisions, such as whether to pay the energy bill or buy groceries. More than 150 volunteers offered their time and energy in preparing and serving over 42,000 meals in 2015 at a price per meal of only $0.39. If you would like to volunteer or donate food call 864-235-3403 or email email@example.com
The CC Pearce Culinary School teaches unemployed and underemployed people the skills and knowledge needed to get a job in the food industry and to become more financially stable. In 2003, The CC Pearce Community Culinary School was created to address the root causes of hunger by equipping individuals with the skills and knowledge they need to work in professional kitchens. The Culinary School is an 11 week program that includes hands-on food preparation, ServSafe Manager food-safety instruction and Employment Readiness lessons to prepare people for gainful employment that will lead them towards self-sufficiency. The program is offered free of charge to those in need. The students develop their skills by cooking meals for Cooking for Kids. To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 864-282-1994, or complete the application below.
Cooking for Kids utilizes our culinary students to make freshly prepared meals for children of low-income families. The goal of this program is to ensure that all children have access to delicious and nutritious food outside of school. According to the US Department of Agriculture, over 17 million–approximately one in four–American children struggle with food insecurity, the inability to access adequate nutritious and safe food. The consequences are dire as the children of low-income families are especially at risk for many lifelong problems due to hunger and inadequate nutrition, but are unable to come to the Soup Kitchen. Instead, we go to them. Project Host is serving delicious, scratch-made meals to over ten different programs with approximately 500 children served each day in the Greenville area. Cooking for Kids was created in 2010 to reach this important group of people by partnering with a variety of local agencies and providing nutritious meals including fresh fruit, a wide variety of vegetables and lean proteins to the children. The Project served over 110,000 meals in 2016. If you operate an out-of-school-time program for children or know of one that could benefit from this service call 864-282-1994 for more information or complete an application below and email it to email@example.com
Current Cooking for Kids sites need only complete the annual update. New sites must complete the full application.
Gardening for Good
Project Host was the first soup kitchen in the country to have a garden on site. And this is one garden that earns its keep. It has grown tons of produce for the hungry, and our culinary students always have access to the freshest produce to use when honing their skills. Started in 1998 by Carol McLaurin and Kris Burton – two Master Gardeners who decided their passion for gardening could help people in their community – the Garden has become an integral part of Project Host’s success. Keeping a garden productive takes a lot of work. Maybe you’ve got a serious green thumb, love being outside or just need to play in the dirt for a few hours. The Project Host Garden needs you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
The Bakery is the social enterprise arm of the C.C. Pearce Culinary School. It provides additional training and creates jobs for our culinary students and graduates through custom catering and baking. By using our service or purchasing prepared foods you will be directly supporting our students on their path to financial stability. Our chefs will be happy to discuss the variety of options available to meet your catering needs. For more information, email email@example.com or call us at 864-282-1294.