*** COVID-19 UPDATE | FEB. 2022 ***

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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.

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

Meeting Dates + Times: [Note: Currently limiting volunteers due to COVID-19] Every Saturday | Meal Prep: 8:50 — 11:15 a.m. | Meal Service (Downtown Raleigh): Currently Unavailable

Site Sign Up: Volunteer Slot SignUpGenius link is posted to our Facebook Page on the 20th of the month at noon for the following month’s volunteer slots. 

Site Lead: David Legarth

eMail for More Information: 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 Cares in Downtown Raleigh.

*Please Note: Due to COVID-19, we are only able to open up a select group of volunteer slots for our Apex site. Links to schedule those slots are posted each month to our Facebook page.

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

Meeting Dates + Times: [Note: Currently limiting volunteers due to COVID-19] Every Saturday | 9:00 –11:00 a.m. (includes delivery time)

Site Sign Up: Volunteer Slots are listed here through the end of the year.

Site Lead: Tom Falvey

eMail for More Information: 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.

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

Meeting Dates + Times: [Note: Currently limiting volunteers due to COVID-19] 2nd and 4th Saturdays | 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (approx.)

Site Sign Up: Volunteer Slots are listed on SignupGenius through the end of the year.

Site Lead: Stacey Bell

eMail for More Information: 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. 

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

Meeting Dates + Times: [Note: Currently limiting volunteers due to COVID-19] Twice a month

Bag Dropoff: 9:30 — 9:45am

Site Sign Up: Please click on the SignUpGenius link on the following website: https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/bbm/

Site Leads: Kristen Holt and Pam Peroutky

eMail for More Information: stfrancisbbm@gmail.com  

Phone: Justice & Peace Office — (919) 847-8205 x267

Site Snapshot: . To minimize risk to everyone, we have stepped up our procedures to keep everything clean and sanitary, while at the same time maintaining social distance. We have also increased the number of lunches to 100 to make sure everyone at Morehead Hills is fed.

Since we are no longer gathering at St. Francis to make the lunches, the new process consists of volunteers picking up supplies from Clare Hall and dropping the completed lunches off Saturday morning for Group A (as indicated in the SignUpGenius) to deliver to Morehead Hills. While volunteers provide the sandwiches, fruit, and dessert, St. Francis can reimburse $25 or $50 per Saturday to help with the cost of the groceries.

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

Meeting Dates + Times: [Note: Currently limiting volunteers due to COVID-19] 2nd, 4th, 5th Saturdays of the month | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Site Sign Up: Volunteer Slots are listed on SignupGenius through the end of the year.

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.