Midday takeout meals on Mon – Fri from 10:30 – noon
Evening takeout meals on Tues, Wed & Thur from 5:00 – 6:00

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JOY served 285 Thanksgiving Meals on Saturday, November 21st.
JOY Served 300 Christmas Meals on Saturday, December 19th.
YOU served 3,653 meals in Nov, 3,906 in Dec, and 32,752 for the year.

The WICKED PISSAH SOUP MAKAH Competition is underway. Message Tom on FaceBook if you are interested in picking one of the few weekdays remaining,

YOU will provide the ingredients for your soup. JOY has spices, garlic and oils so check with Tom on those to save you cost.

JOY will provide the bowls, lids and spoons

Your soup has to be made at JOY and be bowled to serve at 10:30am. You can get in as early as 8am to prep.  Hairnets, gloves and masks will be available. Baseball Caps work.

Most IMPORTANTLY……YOU must have FUN. Yes. This competition is for Bragging Rights. A little bit of money. A t-shirt and name on a plaque. But it’s really about feeding those in need.

If this sounds good to you. Pick a day. Contest ENDS 2/24.

Select the Ticket above for a copy of the Official Rules.
Select here to link to Facebook for more details about purchasing tickets.

Lumpia I, II and III sold over 1,000 dozen Lumpia at Basil’s Restaurant since June

422 Backpacks FULL of School Supplies were distributed on Saturday, August 8th
Tom will distribute 25 more through Shop with a Cop on Saturday, August 15th.
Every Friday is a Special Treat

For every Cheeseburger Combo you buy,
Chris gives JOY a free cheeseburger.
Let’s go for 1,000

For everyone’s safety

  • We are limiting the number of people in the kitchen each day.
  • Individuals who would like to volunteer in the JOY Soup Kitchen will comply with some form of face covering whether it be cotton face masks, surgical masks or face shields. We have a supply of surgical masks that are available while volunteering. 
  • Inside the building, it is the expectation that all staff and volunteers will practice proper safe social distancing.
  • Hand sanitizer is also available to assure good hygiene practices.    
  • Individuals preparing or serving unpackaged food items should wear caps, hair covers &/or gloves as warranted.

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Lumpia Fundraiser II is in the Record Books!!!
I couldn’t decide whether I would like hot mustard or Sweet & Sour Sauce. With the kick in Tom’s recipe, I vote Sweet.

Thanks to Jeremy Spengeman and all the folks at Basil’s Restaurant, who helped us meet our new goal of 300 dozen. Tom has earned a little R&R, but this will be tough to top.

Thanks to Winterville Pizza Hut
that donated 150 Personal Pizzas
For the JOY reopening on Monday, April 20

Doin’ what she loved most….
cutting up vegetables for another meal

There’s another star in Heaven, because on Sunday, March 29th we lost Miss Vickie to a sudden heart attack. Select the photo to link Tom Quigley’s post and photo album on the JOY Facebook Page.

On March 17, JOY Soup Kitchen developed a COVID-19 Action Plan that was intended to assure the safety of staff, volunteers & patrons. 
On Friday, April 3, 2020 we became aware that one of the individuals who had assisted in the kitchen the previous week had tested positive for COVID-19.  In accordance with our action plan and healthcare guidelines,

we closed the JOY Soup Kitchen until Monday, April 20. 
The kitchen and dining areas were professionally sanitized.
Updates will be provided on this site and on Facebook

Note: The volunteer has recovered and is at home.

Our goals are to continue to serve meals to the vulnerable population in west Greenville, but also to assure the safety of our staff, patrons and volunteers.

Thank you all for your support and understanding. For the foreseeable future we cannot accept donations of meals prepared OFF SITE. Check out the wishlist on the Donation Page and see the latest action on Facebook.
We will be busy but you can reach us at

Click on the photo to see the Video. JOY Starts at 3:15 and runs for a couple of minutes
Thanks to Greenville’s own “Mr Beast” for believing in JOY Soup Kitchen

And thanks to Mack Taha who let us run wild through the Sav A Lot Grocery and provided a truck from Mack’s Furniture Wholesale to deliver 5 pallets of food from Mr Beast to JOY.
Vic brought a list and we collected around 20 carts of Groceries that Mr Beast donated to JOY

A free, nutritious, daily meal is provided from
10:30 – 12:00 noon. We serve evening meals on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 – 6:00 (except 2nd Tuesday when Disabled American Veterans Meet).
Saturday lunch is from 11:00 – 1:00. We encourage Youth, Families and Seniors to attend.

Giving Tuesday is past, but it’s never too late to
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Pinecone Decorating for Kids Wed Nov 20 @ 5:00
For youth and their families are welcome.
A Kid Friendly meal will be served

Pumpkin Carving with Executive Chef Felix from ECU
Wednesday October 16th at 5:00 pm

Congratulations and a big Shout Out
DAV Chapter 37 was named Chapter of the Year at the Annual Department Convention for 2018-2019

Wendesday evening in October…..Date to be announced Soon

Community Day was Saturday, July 13th
from 11:00 – 1:00.

A large crowd enjoyed a cookout themed luncheon
in celebration of our Saturday Meal Program. JOY will start serving Saturday meals especially focused on Youth, Families with children and Seniors. With Funding from the Vidant Medical Foundation and Bank of America, this program will continue on July 20th @ 11:00 – 12:30.


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