The Soup Kitchen offers a balanced, nutritious meal each day in a safe, clean and loving 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
Feeding Hungry Children Project
The Feeding Hungry Children Project provides healthy, well-balanced meals to children of low-income families enrolled in out-of-school-time programs. The project strives to “level the nutritional playing field” so that these children can reach their full potential mentally, physically and socially. 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 more than 600 children served each day in the Greenville area. The Feeding Hungry Children Project 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 56,000 meals in 2014. If you operate an out-of-school-time program for children or know of one that could benefit from this service call 864-235-3403 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CC Pearce Culinary School
The CC Pearce Culinary School teaches culinary and life skills to chronically unemployed and underemployed people in order to gain and sustain employment in the food service industry and beyond. 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 a 12 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 the Feeding Hungry Children Project.
Catering is a revenue generating program of the non-profit C.C. Pearce Culinary School and an integral part of the School. Its goal is to provide the students with specialized training, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities, while generating financial support for the Project Host C.C. Pearce Community Culinary School. More than lunch! If you can dream it, we can make it happen. Project Host catering offers full-service and fully customizable options. Please allow a one week notice to ensure that we can provide you with the freshest ingredients and our best service. Our menu and services can creatively meet the catering needs of business and social gatherings, including corporations, government agencies, houses of worship, nonprofit organizations and private parties and celebrations. At Project Host, we believe in the importance of using at much locally and sustainably sourced food as possible. When feasible, we select proteins and produce from local and regional producers for our meals. We will be happy to discuss the variety of options available from our bountiful region to meet your catering needs. For more information, email Chef Tobin at email@example.com, or call us at 864-282-1294.
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.