GREENSBORO, N.C. — Editor's note: The attached video is from the 2019 Feast of Caring fundraiser.
The annual Feast of Caring event will look a lot different this year because of the pandemic, but your help is still greatly needed to fight hunger and homelessness in our community.
There won't be a soup dinner at First Baptist Church as there has been in the past for this event. Instead, the Feast of Caring is going virtual, starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19.
“It’s Feast of Caring in the time of COVID,” explains GUMs Executive Director Myron Wilkins. “We have had to change about every aspect of the event this year and hoping the community will continue to support this important work – providing emergency food and shelter to those in need across our community.”
“Greensboro Urban Ministry needs this support more than ever,” reports Tyra Clymer, Director of GUMs Emergency Assistance Program. “We are feeding hundreds of people each month that are asking for our help for the first time.”
Here's how it will work. Greensboro Urban Ministry will host a live stream on Facebook and YouTube. There will be music, stories, and special guest appearances. You can make a donation from the comfort of your home by going here.
There's also the chance to receive a beautiful piece of pottery with your donation. The first 30 donors to give $100 or more during the virtual event will have the opportunity to receive a piece of pottery. Greensboro Urban Ministry will notify the 30 donors by email on Friday to follow up with information on how to pick up their pottery at a later date.
Donations can also be mailed to: Greensboro Urban Ministry, 305 W. Gate City Blvd. Greensboro NC 27406. (Please make checks payable to Greensboro Urban Ministry and write “Feast of Caring” in the memo line.