Hot Dish & Hope

Hot Dish & Hope puts our faith into action as we serve dinner and a “measure of hope” to individuals and families in need. Since July 8, 2008, Hot Dish & Hope has served a meal each Tuesday and Thursday to guests arriving between 6 and 6:30 pm in the Mullin Life Center, 706 N. Greene St.  Anyone who is hungry is welcome. The meals include a brief program of music and/or a message of God’s love and grace.

Volunteers and leaders

Contact Camille Townsend:

Principal volunteer support comes from members of FPC and 14 faith and community partners who share responsibility of serving once per month. Occasionally we can accommodate additional service groups and individual volunteers.

There are 16 FPC leaders working in pairs on their assigned night once per month, overseeing the entire evening from 5-7 p.m.

Please use this form to sign up.

Serving Dinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays

• Volunteer setting up tables, serving meals, greeting and interacting with guests, assist with clean-up, work with the children who are guests (mandatory training required per First Presbyterian’s child/youth protection policy).
• Volunteer age minimums: food plating and kitchen work (14+), beverage serving (11+), meal delivery to tables (8+with a parent).
• Lead/participate in our opening worship services by providing a brief devotion and/or music (Tuesday or Thursday at 6 pm).

Other Ways to Serve

• Make a birthday cake for monthly birthday celebrations (first Tuesday).
• Lift up prayer requests from our guests in circles, study groups and prayer groups.
• Help with special projects, often one-time activities for celebrations, pick up or drop off supplies, etc.

Background Support

• Make a financial gift to help pay for meals by sending a check to:  First Presbyterian Church (note in the memo section for Hot Dish & Hope), 617 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27410.  Gift forms are available at
• Honor cards are available for purchase during business hours at the First Presbyterian Church reception desk in the Welcome Center located at the corner of Fisher Park Circle and N. Elm Street.