Serving - Hunger

For more information about any of these ministries, contact Ginny Hultquist at

Greensboro Urban Ministry

Mission: To express the love of God to people in need through practical action in the greater Greensboro area.

 About Greensboro Urban Ministry:     

 Founded in 1967, Greensboro Urban Ministry is an ecumenical outreach agency supported by more than 200 congregations representing Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish faith traditions.

Not only does Greensboro Urban Ministry provide crisis intervention and emergency services through the basics of food, and shelter, but we also help many individuals and families break the cycles of poverty, hunger, addiction, and homelessness.      

We support Greensboro Urban Ministry in the following ways:                                             

  • Friday morning breakfast team
  • Thursday morning breakfast team
  • 4th Thursday of the month provide a meal for the Night Shelter  (click herefor Chicken Tetrazzini recipe)
  • Grocery Store Food Drive – annually in the Spring and Fall
  • Feast of Caring
  • Honor Cards – at Christmas time
  • Community Care team – provides dental care to residents from the shelter
  • Crop Walk
  • Serving Greensboro Together
  • Winter Emergency Shelter

Food Assistance Program

A  non-profit company that offers food, friendship, and hope to improve health and wellness for low income senior citizens in Guilford County.  We deliver groceries to participants in our program on the 3rd Saturday of every month.

Mobile Meals

The Mobile Meals Program delivers a nutritious noontime meal to homebound senior adults age 60 and over. Volunteers from the faith community, local businesses and schools work in pairs to deliver the meals, which are prepared by a local caterer. The volunteers also check on the well-being of each senior they visit.

Operation Backpack (aka Out of the Garden): 

Our mission is to help children and families in need in the  Greater Greensboro Area.First Lutheran Church  sponsors  30 children a month at Hunter Elementary school through the Out of the Garden Project.

A Simple Gesture

Pick up a green bag and start helping feed the hungry through this innovative new program.  Click the link above for more information!

Souper” Bowl

Collect food for Greensboro Urban Ministry and monetary donations for ELCA World Hunger Appeal.

Charlies’s Garden/Share the Harvest

Share the Harvest is a program that is an offshoot of FLC's Charlie's Garden ministry.  First Lutheran is a collection site for fresh produce from community gardens or home gardens during the "growing season".  The food is distributed to 17 different agencies.

Bread for the World 

First Lutheran is a covenant church with Bread for the World which is a non-partisan advocacy organization with a mission to end world hunger by 2030.  It advocates for just and humane food programs in the US and abroad and has been part of the success in cutting extreme hunger world-wide.
 BFW was begun by Art Simon, a Lutheran pastor, and is now led by David Beckman, also a Lutheran, who was a leading executive at the World Bank.  Through Congressional visits and a network of volunteers conducting campaigns, BFW seeks to stop people from dying of hunger and works to improve nutrition.  
Here are some ways you can advocate for Bread for the World.