Project Host was founded in 1981 by local church and lay leaders who were distressed by the poverty and hunger in Greenville. Volunteers work to serve approximately 150 meals for lunch, six days a week (Sunday – Friday).
Daytime Soup Kitchen Volunteer: Work as part of a team to prepare, cook, serve and cleanup after lunch. The shift is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Days are flexible and can be weekly, monthly, or based on volunteer’s availability. No previous experience is necessary. Volunteers can sign up online.
Evening Soup Kitchen Volunteer: Work as part of a team to prepare and package meals for needy people who cannot come to the lunch program. The team meets every other Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. No previous experience is necessary. Volunteers can sign up online.
Greenhouse/Garden Volunteer: Plant seeds, transfer seedlings to pots and plant/tend vegetables and flowers in the greenhouse (2500-3000 plants). Garden volunteers compost beds, till the soil, transfer greenhouse plants to the garden and harvest the crops. Most vegetables are used to feed the hungry, but some of the vegetables and flowers are sold to cover expenses of the greenhouse. No experience necessary. Oversight and training will be provided. Morning shifts are 8:30 a.m. to noon, Monday – Friday and volunteers can help based on their availability. There is one afternoon shift from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday. Volunteers are needed year round, except for December and January. Volunteers can sign up online.
PCE Coordinator: Margaret Menehan