Our Mission

JOY serves a free, nutritious mid-day meal
from 10:30 – 11:45 on Monday through Friday.

To help show God’s Love for your neighbors,
JOY desperately needs your help to 
raise $35,000,
if we are to be around in 2019.

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Our objectives for 2018 are Sustainability and Financial Viability.
In order to continue serving 25,000 essential meals to the more vulnerable members of our community, we have developed a strategic financial plan that focuses on Individual Donors; Churches & Houses of Worship; Corporate Sponsorships; & Grants.

We must reverse a trend of negative cash flow that has strained our current assets and limited cash reserves.  We need your support and we thank all those who have assisted in the past through contributions; as well as donating their time and supplies.

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joy-soupbowlJ.O.Y Soup Kitchen was formed when Frances White, the director of the original Greenville  Soup Kitchen, serving at The Mount Hermon Lodge, decided to retire. It was then that The Greenville Soup Kitchen joined forces with Barbara Taft and Jean Dawson who were serving meals at York Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in west Greenville. Nancy Singleton suggested the name of Jesus Others and You.  In 1995, we moved to the JOY Community Building  at 700 Albemarle Avenue.

The Mission of JOY Inc is to establish, organize, operate and promote facilities and services in Pitt County for the benefit of the poor and other persons in need of such services necessary to feed, treat, educate, enrich, tutor, counsel, refer or rehabilitate them for the betterment of our community.

JOY runs a lean operation and is rich in volunteers and in-kind donations. If you would like to provide food or to Volunteer you can call (252) 561-7519 between 8:00 and noon.  For Insurance reasons, children are not allowed in the kitchen.
Please feel free to join us for a meal, fellowship or to volunteer.  And please be sure to tell others about our mission to serve those in our community who may be less fortunate than we are.

Photos from Clergy Fundraising Luncheon
Saturday, April 28, 2018.
Select this link to view images of the event.