Donate or Volunteer

Please do not provide funds to anyone soliciting on behalf of JOY except as provided on this web page or the JOY Facebook Page
or by check mailed to JOY at the address below.

Use the Venmo app or Zelle (in your banking app)
to pay JOY directly.

JOY_Venmo_QR Friend JOY or use code  7519

No fee is deducted & it’s in our bank immediately.
Send by Zelle to
(not case sensitive).

It takes grants and donations of $60,000 per year to continue helping those in need. Our goals are financial viability and sustainability. Our primary focus is to deal with food insecurity among the poor and homeless in the Greenville community.  We are the only place in Greenville that prepares and serves a free, midday meal to address this essential need. For some people, this is the only meal of the day. On average, we serve around 25,000 free meals per year.   Each meal costs $2, so a little can go a long way.


If you prefer to pay by check, they can be mailed to:

Joy Soup Kitchen
700 Albemarle Ave
Greenville, NC 27834-3105

Smile Valentine 2020

Select the link above.  Or, login to and choose Jesus Others & You (JOY Soup Kitchen) as your charity, then JOY will get 0.5% of your purchases.

We are no longer able to take donated clothes. Please take them to Community Crossroads Center at 207 Manhattan Ave, or to the Salvation Army at 2718 South Memorial Drive.

Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at (919) 814-5400. The license is not an endorsement by the state.