Our Mission

Joy Soup Kitchen serves a free, nutritious mid-day meal
from 10:30 – 11:45 on Monday through Friday.
If you would like to provide food or to Volunteer
Please call Barbara Taft (252) 561-7519 between 8:00 and noon.
For Insurance reasons, children are not allowed in the kitchen.

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.

Hunger never sleeps and you can contribute 24/7/365.
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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.

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.

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JOY, Inc (Jesus Others and You) was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in March of 1995.

JOY Inc does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.