Hunger & Homelessness
SouthPark Church has formed strategic partnerships with several ministries around Charlotte to end hunger and homelessness in our community. We believe these organizations serve as the catalyst for systemic change to fight and end hunger and homelessness within the Queen City and serve as a model for other cities around the world.
You can join us as we fight to end homelessness in Charlotte and provide food for the hungry locally and globally. Have a question? Connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.366.9166.
The Roof Above Day Services Center has been blessed to be partners with SouthPark Church for many years. The church’s commitment through Room In the Inn, volunteering, and financial gifts has provided a path from the street to home for so many of our neighbors.”
- Dale Mullennix, Executive Director
Roof Above (RA) Day Services Center is an interfaith organization dedicated to bringing the community together to end homelessness, one life at a time. RA serves as a point of entry to services offered by a network of agencies that work closely together to provide necessary opportunities for our Charlotte homeless population. RA is unyielding in helping Charlotte’s most vulnerable homeless neighbors.
Our church supports RA in the following ways:
Soup and sandwiches are prepared at the
Urban Ministry Center and served to
approximately 250 guests daily. SouthPark
provides volunteers the first Monday of each
month from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
We have hosted 12 homeless men in our previous church building and at St Andrews UMC once a week during December through March. Men are given a hot dinner, hot breakfast, and a bag lunch to take with them along with showers and sleeping accommodations. Our volunteers sign up for various roles including meal prep, eating with the men, clean-up and transportation. We are looking to begin this program in our new church facility this year or next.
SouthPark Church has provided dinner once a month at the Roof Above Emergency Shelter for the last 30 years. Dinner is purchased, prepared and served for both the Tryon Street Shelter and the Howard Levine Shelter each month. Come join our fun serving line!
The Roof Above Emergency Shelter’s mission is to provide safe emergency shelter while working to end homelessness for each man, and to serve as the catalyst for systemic change to end homelessness in our community. They operate two emergency shelters with over 400 beds.
Their work begins through the basic needs of shelter meals, showers, laundry services, hygiene items, and access to a supportive staff. Embedded in one of the two shelters is a Wellness Wing comprised of organizational partnerships to provide counseling for substance abuse, mental illness, and physical healthcare services.
Our church supports Roof Above Emergency Shelter in the following ways:
Food is purchased and prepared by our SouthPark Church cooking team and then served by serving line volunteers. It takes 3-4 volunteers to make this happen every third Monday of the month. Commitment is from 5:30 - 7:00 PM. No prior experience necessary. Must be 18 years or older. Masks required.Visit the Men's Shelter Website
SouthPark Church holds meal packing events periodically for all ages:
children, adults and senior adults to pack 15,000+ meals to feed the hungry
around the world. These meal-packing events are always a fun events for all!
Rise Against Hunger is driven by the vision of a world without hunger. Their mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable and creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. They have provided over 434 million meals in 74 countries.
Our church supports RAH in the following ways:
Come on your own or with your family,
friends, neighbors or small group and help
pack thousands of meals for hungry people!
These events happen one to two times a
year. Connect with us to find out about the
next meal packing event or to sign-up.