Hunger & Homelessness


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 info@southparkchurch.com or 704.366.9166.

Urban Ministry Center

The Urban Ministry 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

The Urban Ministry Center (UMC) is an interfaith organization dedicated to bringing the community together to end homelessness, one life at a time. UMC 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. UMC is unyielding in helping Charlotte’s most vulnerable homeless neighbors.

Our church supports UMC in the following ways:

Daily Soup Kitchen

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.

Visit the Urban Ministry Center Website

Room In The Inn

We host 12 homeless men at St Andrews UMC
on the first Thursday evenings in 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.

Visit Room In The Inn’s Website

Men's Shelter
of Charlotte

SouthPark Church has provided dinner once a month at the Men’s Shelter for the last 30 years. Dinner is purchased, prepared and served for both the Uptown Men’s Shelter and the Statesville Road Men’s Shelter each month. Come join our fun serving line!

The Men’s Shelter of Charlotte’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 shelters, comprised of 405 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 MSC in the following ways:

Men’s Shelter Dinner

Food is purchased and prepared by our
cooking staff and then served by serving line
volunteers. It takes 5-10 servers to make this happen every third Monday of the month. Commitment is from 5:30 - 7:30 PM, no prior experience necessary and is a great family activity!

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:

Meal Packing Event

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.

Visit the Rise Against Hunger Website