Charlotte Nonprofit Buzz: The Mooresville Soup Kitchen Begins Feeding the Veterans Program
Over the past few months, Patton McDowell & Associates has enjoyed working with The Mooresville Soup Kitchen in a search for a new Executive Director. Founded in 1987, the Mooresville Soup Kitchen is a nondenominational, faith-based organization whose goal is to provide nourishing meals, fellowship, support and encouragement to any person in need.
The organization serves more than 4,000 meals per month, as well as provides groceries, emergency food boxes, and other necessary resources from their downtown Mooresville, NC, location. They also provide breakfast and lunch to anyone who comes through the door, and opportunities for interaction with visitors and volunteers through activities such as Bible Studies, devotionals and music.
As many nonprofits have found in the past decade, the need to help veterans is a rising need in all communities. The Mooresville Soup Kitchen recently unveiled a new program to help veterans overcome hardships that face them when they return home. Many times, veterans find it difficult to ask for help, but the Mooresville Soup Kitchen, in conjunction with the newly-formed Iredell County Veterans Assistance Committee, will offer services after hours to veterans. During that time, veterans will receive a hot meal and meet with volunteers who can discuss the types of services for which they may qualify from Veterans Affairs. Guidance on how to get a job and receive medical assistance is offered as well.
Additionally, the Mooresville Soup Kitchen allows veterans to go through their grocery line to get food for the week. Another service will include offering frozen meals, made and packaged by Mooresville Soup Kitchen volunteers, to veterans who cannot otherwise come to the Mooresville location. To find out more information, please go to the Mooresville Soup Kitchen website at www.mooresvillesoupkitchen.com.