About Us

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40 

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We  thank all those who have assisted in the past through contributions; as well as donating their time and supplies.

JOY 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 Jesus, Others & You Inc is to serve the less fortunate in our community by addressing food insecurity among the poor & homeless throughout the Greenville area.  Although 22% of the County population is below the poverty level, our program is located in a neighborhood with the highest poverty level in the city. In the immediate area, residents have a median income of $16,000 and an unemployment rate of over 30%, with over 30% of the residents being below the poverty level.

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.