Quarts of soup from your favorite restaurants!
We are so grateful to everyone who preordered their soup to support our food pantry's goal of ending food insecurity in eastern North Carolina. We're looking forward to Drive-Thru Stone Soup!
Your support and contributions will enable us to continue serving our community. Thank you.
Make checks payable to:
Food Pantry c/o Stone Soup
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
401 E. 4th St. Greenville, NC 27858
The moral behind the Stone Soup folk story is one of sharing and caring as neighbors contribute a small amount of food making a meal for all. Last year, the pandemic forced our annual Stone Soup gathering for the St. Paul’s Community Food Panty (SPCFP) to become the “No-Show Stone Soup” non-event. Compassion was widespread as donations raised over $40,000 to help our Food Pantry continue to serve over 400 families each month!
While there is hope on the horizon, the situation for business owners, the unemployed, and the underserved is still dire. Thus, this year, the 8th annual Stone Soup event will take place “Covid-style” as DRIVE-THRU STONE SOUP. Additionally, to help our restaurants hurting from the pandemic, we will be purchasing soups from them rather than accepting their donations as in past years. This two-way sharing and caring underscores the meaning of Stone Soup by helping two struggling communities.
On Wednesday, March 31 from 4:30-6 p.m. in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Third Street parking lot, Stone Soup patrons may pick up their choice of delicious soups from local restaurants to enjoy at home! Orders are now closed. Pick up your soup on Wednesday, March 31 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Third St. parking lot. Payment will be at pick-up and you can pay with cash, check or credit card.
You may also donate to Stone Soup by check payable to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with STONE SOUP in the memo line and mail to P.O. Box 1924, Greenville, NC 27835. All proceeds go to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Community Food Pantry.
If you have questions, feel free to contact Stone Soup Chairs:
The Drive-Thru will be open at our 3rd St Parking lot starting at 4:30 p.m. and will stay open until 6 p.m.
Drive-Thru Stone Soup is on Wednesday, March 31, from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the parking lot of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, on East 3rd St, between Reade St. and South Summit St.
St. Paul’s Food Pantry has three principal objectives: to distribute emergency food assistance to individuals and families in the Greenville area; to cooperate with partnering agencies so that recipients have access to the greatest number of nutritional resources; and to provide information about other social service resources available in the area. This completely volunteer program operates all year long in a building on the St. Paul’s Church campus. It provides bags of food to approximately 135 households of various sizes, and feed between 350-600 people each week.
St. Paul's Food Pantry program began in 2006 when members of our congregation organized a small food pantry to provide food for 12 hungry families. As our mission grew, so did the community involvement and the number of families needing assistance. Today, we continue to feed our local families with the generous support of local restaurants who contribute to the annual Stone Soup fundraiser and the wonderful individuals, families and companies who support our cause by participating in our great community event. Although we didn't really start our pantry with a stone and pot, we did start very small and relied on our "village" to contribute.
The wonder of stone soup is that it feeds hungry people while bringing neighbors together to celebrate our own blessings.