Five convenient places to serve. Infinite opportunities to help.

No matter how or where you contribute your time and talents to Brown Bag Ministry, you’ll be making a real, tangible difference in the community we all call “home.” Use the tabs on the right to find the BBM location that’s closest to you, and then just give us a try one Saturday morning. (Note: If the BBM site that you’d like to serve at requires you to sign-up in advance, just click the button below to access our handy online registration form.)

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Physical Address: St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church | 3008 Old Raleigh Rd | Apex, NC 27502

Meeting Dates + Times: Every Saturday | Meal Prep: 9:30 — 11:15 a.m. | Meal Service (Downtown Raleigh): 12:00 — 1:00 p.m.

Site Leads: David Legarth

eMail for More Information (sign-up link below): BrownBagMinistry@yahoo.com

Phone: (844) 538-4673

Site Snapshot: Individual volunteers, families and groups (ranging from Y Guides and church youth groups to college alumni organizations and companies) come together every Saturday to prepare 1,000+ brown bag lunches for distribution at multiple sites in Wake and Durham Counties. And twice a month (on the second and third Saturdays of the month), volunteers prepare and serve a hot meal for 200+ people at the Oak City Outreach Center in Downtown Raleigh.

*Please Note: For our Apex site, we ask that all groups complete the volunteer registration form found at the bottom of this page. Thanks!

Physical Address: 608 Lions Club Rd, Wendell, NC 27591

Meeting Dates + Times: Every Saturday | 9:00 –11:30 a.m. (includes delivery time)

Site Lead: Tom Falvey

eMail for More Information (sign-up link below): thomasfalvey@bellsouth.net

Phone: (919) 539-4579

Site Snapshot:
Volunteers gather each Saturday at St. Eugene Catholic Church in Wendell to assemble 1,000 brown-bag lunches that are distributed through Helping Hand Mission, Zebulon United Methodist Church, and the Wendell and Zebulon Housing Authorities.

*Please Note: For our Wendell site, we ask that all groups, families and individuals complete the volunteer registration form found at the bottom of this page. Thanks!

Physical Address: St. Philip Lutheran Church | 7304 Falls of the Neuse Rd., Raleigh, NC 27615

Meeting Dates + Times: 2nd and 4th Saturdays | 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (approx.)

Site Lead: Stacey Bell

eMail for More Information (sign-up link below): raleighbells@yahoo.com

Phone: (919) 414-8168

Site Snapshot:  We make our lunches ‘assembly line’ style…One group works on sandwiches, another on re-bagging sweet and salty snacks, while the final group puts the items (fresh fruit, sweet, salty, sandwich) in the lunch bags. We are typically low on fresh fruit so if you are looking for something to donate (along with your time), that is the perfect thing!  A majority of us caravan to some nearby apartments that houses mostly immigrant and refugee families to deliver the lunches.  One or two volunteers deliver a small portion of the lunches to the Helen Wright Center for Women.

*Please Note: For our Brown Bag Ministry site at St. Philip Lutheran, we ask that all groups, families and individuals complete the registration form found at the bottom of this page. Thanks!

Physical Address: St. Francis of Assisi Church | Clare Hall | 11401 Leesville Rd. | Raleigh, NC  27613

Meeting Dates + Times: 1st, 3rd, 5th Saturdays of the month | 9:00 — 11:00 a.m.

Site Leads: Tricia Downs & Nanette Kirsch

eMail for More Information (sign-up link below): stfrancisbbm@gmail.com  

Phone: Tricia — (919) 302-7470 | Nanette — (724) 316-5486

Site Snapshot: At St. Francis of Assisi, Brown Bag Ministry volunteers (families with children of all ages, groups of young people like Y Guides, Scouts, sport teams, etc.) get together to prepare and package 88 brown bag lunches with delicious sandwiches, fruit, granola bars, crackers, and dessert. After a short prayer service, the volunteers then drive to Durham to deliver these lunches directly to residents of Morehead Hills, a senior low income apartment complex. While volunteers provide the sandwiches, fruit, and dessert, St. Francis can reimburse $50 per Saturday to help with the cost of the groceries.

*Please Note: For our Brown Bag Ministry site at St. Francis of Assisi, we ask that all groups, families and individuals complete the registration form found here. Thanks!

Physical Address: St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church | 600 W Holding Ave. | Wake Forest, NC  27587

Meeting Dates + Times: 2nd, 4th, 5th Saturdays of the month | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Site Lead(s): Anthony Nacional

eMail for More Information (sign-up link below): getup2serve@gmail.com

Phone: (919) 637-7752

Site Snapshot: At St. Catherine of Siena, Brown Bag Ministry volunteers get together to prepare and package 350 brown bag lunches. Lunches are distributed to senior resident apartments in Wake Forest.

*Please Note: For our Brown Bag Ministry site at St. Catherine, we ask that all groups, families and individuals see the details here on our Sign-Up Genius page.Thanks!