To continue ensuring the safety of our volunteers and those we serve during COVID-19, we are currently not allowing any walk-ins.

For Apex volunteers, please stay tuned to our Facebook page for monthly sign-up updates. For our North Raleigh #1 site volunteers (St. Philip Lutheran Church), please check out the latest updates on this page.

Please continue to pray for the hungry and homeless we serve. And thank you for supporting Brown Bag Ministry!

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: [Note: Currently limiting volunteers due to COVID-19] Every Saturday | Meal Prep: 9:30 — 11:15 a.m. | Meal Service (Downtown Raleigh): 12:00 — 1:00 p.m.

Site Lead: 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: 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 –11:30 a.m. (includes delivery time)

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 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: Due to COVID-19, please be sure to check this page often for updates on BBM service opportunities at St. Philip.

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] 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month | 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Site Leads: Kristen Holt and Pam Peroutky

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

Phone: Tricia — (919) 302-7470

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.

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 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.