Stone Soup event now cancelled

Stone Soup event now cancelled

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Food Pantry c/o Stone Soup

St. Paul's Episcopal Church 

401 E. 4th St. Greenville, NC 27858

Help us ease food insecurity

Your support and contributions will enable us to continue serving our community. Thank you.

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Serving our Local Community

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.


About Us

Bowl of soup on a plate with spoon

Our Cause

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. 

Four artisan bowls

Our Event

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

highlight- special pieces

Vicky Smith- Ceramic Piece

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 artist Vicky Smith

Ceramic bowl with bird motif by Vicky Smith


Heather McClelland- Ceramics Piece

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.


Bronze colored ceramic bowl by artist Heather McClelland

Heather McClelland


Wood Working Fine Arts Pieces

Photos coming soon..


About the bowls

These individuals and Organizations Provided the Handmade Bowls

ECU Ceramics Students

  Rachel Breitinger

  Julienne Beblo

  John Darrow

  David Fernandez

  Chayanne Grey

  Emily Gordon

  Natalie Harris

  Jade Herail

  Rachel Koenig

  Heather McClelland

  Sha'Quanda Purvis

  Jacob Sexton

  Taylor Shaw

  Emily Thomas

  Savannah Yates

Greenville Recreation and Parks

   Jennie Baird

   Meryl Besterman

   Stewart Campbell

   Anne Cargill

   Celine Chew

   Polly Chien

   Christine Erickson

   Ariel Fan

   Virginia Hayslip

   Toshi Higa

   Sue Hoff

   Suzanne Morrow

   Cindy Reed

   Samantha Strathy

   Kathleen Williams


Rae Brown / Julie Rogers, A Bit Off Center

Cynthia Dunn

Nelle Hayes

Melanie Waters, Double Diamond Pottery

Mary Wynn, Tree Down Pottery

The students of Gail Ritzer at Emerge

   Mary Furth


Contact Us

 By working together and everyone contributing what they can, a greater good is achieved  

Stone Soup

401 E. 4th St. Greenville, NC 27858