PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING
Food Pantry c/o Stone Soup
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
401 E. 4th St. Greenville, NC 27858
Your support and contributions will enable us to continue serving our community. Thank you.
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.
Soup . Friendship . Art
$10 for a great lunch of scratch made soup, salad, homemade bread and dessert.
$25 for lunch and choice of handmade bowl from local artisans
Bowls to purchase from local clay artists, and special pieces from celebrated artisans on display to admire and purchase
Vicky Smith was raised in eastern North Carolina; she received a BA in Studio Art at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a Masters in Fine Art at East Carolina University in 2001. Vicky taught as an adjunct professor in ceramics at UNCW from 2002 to 2013. She maintains a ceramics studio in Greene County which includes a wood firing kiln and a clay mine. In May of 2015 she completed month residence in France at AIR Vallauris. She was the recipient of the North Carolina Regional Artist Project Grant in 2012 which included a solo show at 621 N Fourth Street in Wilmington. Her work has been shown in juried national exhibitions such as “Clay on the Wall”, Texas, 2007 and 2010 and “It’s Only Clay”, Minnesota, 2005.
When Vicky is not working in the studio she volunteers her time at Coastal Carolina Clay Guild where she chairs the workshop committee. She is on the Board of Directed for the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC and No Boundaries International Art Colony. She is on the Steering Committee of Empty Bowls an event held locally to raise awareness of hunger and to provide funding for local soup kitchens and food banks. She served on the Board of Directors of Homes of Hope, India, which has taken her to India twice to work on a ceramics project for the organization.
Ceramic bowl with bird motif by Vicky Smith
Born in Seoul, Korea, Heather McLelland grew up in Montclair, Virginia. Heather
received her BA from Elon University in Psychology with a minor in Art. She
furthered her education at UNC at Wilmington, where her interest in wood fired
ceramics started. From there she participated in workshops and eventually did an
apprenticeship in Cromarty, Scotland in 2011. Since, Heather worked as a part time
studio potter, the ceramics technician at Cape Fear Community College and UNCW,
while also teaching classes at Orange Street Pottery in Wilmington, NC.
In 2017, Heather started her path towards getting her MFA at ECU. She finishes the
wares by means of wood firing. This is a communal process, working with a team to
process the wood, fill the kiln, and fire it. She gets to participate with others but also
let the dancing of the flame and heat around the work to create unique surfaces.
Photos coming soon..
ECU Ceramics Students
Greenville Recreation and Parks
Rae Brown / Julie Rogers, A Bit Off Center
Melanie Waters, Double Diamond Pottery
Mary Wynn, Tree Down Pottery
The students of Gail Ritzer at Emerge