Good Shepherd Center

Good Shepherd Center The mission of Good Shepherd Center is to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and foster transition to housing. Established in 1983 as a modest Soup Kitchen, Good Shepherd has grown to become the largest provider of homeless services in the region.
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Current programs include the Soup Kitchen which serves over 88,000 meals a year; Second Helpings food salvage and distribution program; Sgt. Eugene Ashley Center providing transitional and permanent supportive housing for Veterans and men with disabilities; a Day Shelter providing the homeless with access to showers, clothing, transportation, and on-site mental health and health services; and a Night Shelter with 118 beds for homeless men, women, and families with children. Good Shepherd recently opened SECU Lakeside Reserve, an affordable housing unit with 40 apartments for chronically homeless adults with disabilities, including seniors and Veterans.

Operating as usual

Want to win this David Yurman Green Orchid necklace from Reeds Jewelers? You can bid on this and dozens of other fabulou...
10/30/2020

Want to win this David Yurman Green Orchid necklace from Reeds Jewelers? You can bid on this and dozens of other fabulous items in our Flavor of NC Online Auction by registering at www.flavorofnc.org. All proceeds support our programs serving the homeless right here in our community. Auction runs 11/4-11/9 and registration is free. Happy bidding!

Don't know what to make for dinner? We've got you covered! Swing by the Drive Thru Greek Festival at St. Nicholas Greek ...
10/25/2020

Don't know what to make for dinner? We've got you covered! Swing by the Drive Thru Greek Festival at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church across from UNCW for some delicious, fresh Greek food to go - your purchase supports the hungry and homeless in our community!

Today's the day!! The Drive Thru Festival is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on S. College Road across from UNCW - Goo...
10/23/2020

Today's the day!! The Drive Thru Festival is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on S. College Road across from UNCW - Good Shepherd volunteers will be there to greet you and you can order some of the best Greek food in town! The best part? A portion of all sales benefits our homeless neighbors!

Don't forget to register for this free event, coming up this Thursday!
10/20/2020

Don't forget to register for this free event, coming up this Thursday!

It's almost here! Make sure to swing by St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church for the Drive Thru Greek Festival this weeken...
10/19/2020

It's almost here! Make sure to swing by St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church for the Drive Thru Greek Festival this weekend - a portion of all proceeds goes to Good Shepherd Center!

Open NEXT WEEKEND!!! Stop by Saint Nicholas on Oct. 23-25 for delicious authentic Greek cuisine, and support some deserving charities at the same time! Partnering with First Fruit Ministries and Good Shepherd, proceeds from the weekend will benefit our local community! See you NEXT WEEKEND!

Every month, the Diaper Bank of NC - Lower Cape Fear makes sure that children and adults being served at Good Shepherd h...
10/14/2020

Every month, the Diaper Bank of NC - Lower Cape Fear makes sure that children and adults being served at Good Shepherd have access to all the hygiene products they need. Diapers for children or adults can be a huge expense, and we are so grateful to this organization for taking that burden off of our guests! Check out their website to learn more: https://ncdiaperbank.org/lower-cape-fear

We hope you can join us, Legal Aid of North Carolina and City of Wilmington, NC for this presentation!
10/14/2020

We hope you can join us, Legal Aid of North Carolina and City of Wilmington, NC for this presentation!

Thanks to WECT News for this article on the #EvictionMoratorium by the #CDC and our #Eviction Prevention Project (#EPP) ...
10/13/2020
CARES Act funds are available to help eligible renters facing eviction

Thanks to WECT News for this article on the #EvictionMoratorium by the #CDC and our #Eviction Prevention Project (#EPP)
If you or someone you know are facing a possible eviction due to income loss from the pandemic, please check out this article https://www.wect.com/2020/10/12/cares-act-funds-are-available-help-eligible-renters-facing-eviction/
#EvictionPrevention #CARESAct

The temporary national eviction moratorium was implemented to help prevent homelessness that would otherwise force more people into congregate living and put them at increased risk of COVID-19

Once again, The Home Depot has hooked it up at the Sgt. Ashley Center! Our grill that was with us through many cookouts ...
10/09/2020

Once again, The Home Depot has hooked it up at the Sgt. Ashley Center! Our grill that was with us through many cookouts and happy memories finally gave out, and our friends at Home Depot immediately stepped up to replace it with a brand new one! We are so grateful for all these folks continue to do to support Veterans in our community.

Do you still need to pick up your Empty Bowls Wilmington bowl? Book your appointment online now! #EmptyBowlsILM #EmptyBo...
10/08/2020
Empty Bowls Pick Up Appointment - Stacy Geist

Do you still need to pick up your Empty Bowls Wilmington bowl? Book your appointment online now! #EmptyBowlsILM #EmptyBowls

Please come to the back door (look for Offices sign) and bring your mask and ticket. Only one bowl will be allowed per ticket.All guests are kindly asked to wear a mask during their visit or they will not be able to select a bowl at that time. I will have hand sanitizer available for you before and

With the seasons beginning to change, our #shelter needs are too. Here are the things we could really use to help our gu...
10/07/2020

With the seasons beginning to change, our #shelter needs are too. Here are the things we could really use to help our guests stay healthy and comfortable.

Our friend Edie organized a food drive for Good Shepherd Center for her Bat Mitzvah project! For many years, a young con...
10/06/2020

Our friend Edie organized a food drive for Good Shepherd Center for her Bat Mitzvah project! For many years, a young congregant of Bnai Israel has taken on this project and then passed it down to a new student every year. We are so grateful to be a part of this tradition and to the whole Bnai Israel Wilmington NC congregation for helping us feed the hungry in our community!

Good Shepherd Center's cover photo
10/02/2020

Good Shepherd Center's cover photo

Our Soup Kitchen is in desperate need of #sugar! Large bulk bags, 5 lbs. bags, all are welcome! Donations can be dropped...
09/28/2020

Our Soup Kitchen is in desperate need of #sugar! Large bulk bags, 5 lbs. bags, all are welcome! Donations can be dropped of at 811 Martin Street, Wilmington, NC. Thanks to all our friends for your support!

09/24/2020
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Wednesday is the favorite day around here—Grocery Giveaway Day! Thanks to the amazing volunteers, staff, and grocery par...
09/23/2020

Wednesday is the favorite day around here—Grocery Giveaway Day! Thanks to the amazing volunteers, staff, and grocery partners who make this possible 🍎🍊🍇🥦🌽🥒🥬🍅🧀🥩🥚🥫🥪🧃

Thanks to our friends at @wholefoods #ilm for donating these @onzie masks to keep our volunteers and guests safe! Masks ...
09/23/2020

Thanks to our friends at @wholefoods #ilm for donating these @onzie masks to keep our volunteers and guests safe! Masks and good hygiene keep our programs running through this pandemic. #thankyou

If you purchased an Empty Bowls Wilmington ticket for 2020's event, you can book an appointment online now to select a b...
09/22/2020
Empty Bowls Pick Up Appointment - Stacy Geist

If you purchased an Empty Bowls Wilmington ticket for 2020's event, you can book an appointment online now to select a bowl! Masks and tickets are required for pick up. https://calendly.com/sgeist/empty-bowls-pick-up-appointment

Please come to the back door (look for Offices sign) and bring your mask and ticket. Only one bowl will be allowed per ticket.All guests are kindly asked to wear a mask during their visit or they will not be able to select a bowl at that time. I will have hand sanitizer available for you before and

Home is where you lay your head, and every head deserves a good pillow! Huge thanks to the congregation of Lutheran Chur...
09/16/2020

Home is where you lay your head, and every head deserves a good pillow! Huge thanks to the congregation of Lutheran Church of Reconciliation for collecting 55 new pillows for us to give to our shelter guests as the move back into homes of their own. These fine folks also collected tons of bug spray and umbrellas to get our shelter through the rainy season. Comment on this post or DM us if you’d like more info on how to support our homeless neighbors!

We're looking forward to #GivingTuesday2020 on Dec. 1st and love this wonderful "Do Good Calendar" for #Septembe--we lov...
09/10/2020

We're looking forward to #GivingTuesday2020 on Dec. 1st and love this wonderful "Do Good Calendar" for #Septembe--we love their suggestion to take some time this month and do good things for yourself, your friends, family, neighbors, community...it'll 💯 be worth it! What will you do good? #GivingTuesday

The talented Maggie Smith Ceramics will be donating 50% of her sales to Good Shepherd Center throughout the month of Sep...
09/10/2020

The talented Maggie Smith Ceramics will be donating 50% of her sales to Good Shepherd Center throughout the month of September! Visit her page by clicking the shared post or visit www.maggiesceramics.com. Thank you to Maggie for sharing your gifts with us!

Enjoy your morning coffee in this lovely wheel thrown mug and support The Good Shepherd Center in Wilmington, N.C. $27.00 at www.maggiesceramics , $13.50 of which will be donated to The Good Shepherd Center. #ceramicmug #madeinnc #ilmart #madeinaskutt #madeonabrent #coyoteglazes #kentuckymudworksclay #sanbao #coastalcarolinaclayguild #waterfordnc #lelandnc

The bad news? This past May the Coronavirus postponed the 28th Annual Greek Festival. The good news? St. Nicholas Greek ...
09/09/2020

The bad news? This past May the Coronavirus postponed the 28th Annual Greek Festival.
The good news? St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church will be holding a special Drive Thru Festival this October 23-25! You can pick up the delicious homemade Greek food we look forward to each year from the safety of your own car.
The even better news? A portion of the proceeds will benefit Good Shepherd Center!

Don’t forget: Good Shepherd’s weekly grocery giveaway is tomorrow from 12-1 pm at 811 Martin Street. Free and open to th...
09/08/2020

Don’t forget: Good Shepherd’s weekly grocery giveaway is tomorrow from 12-1 pm at 811 Martin Street. Free and open to the public, masks required!

Current #shelter needs include: NEW pillows, earplugs, cough drops, umbrellas, and non-perishable food.  Donations are g...
09/03/2020

Current #shelter needs include: NEW pillows, earplugs, cough drops, umbrellas, and non-perishable food. Donations are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at our shelter at 811 Martin Street.

09/01/2020
To Our Volunteers

❤️❤️ We love and miss our Volunteers!! ❤️❤️

During this time of social distancing, we want to remind our volunteers how much you mean to us. We might be far apart, but you're always in our hearts!

Check out these great photos from Skywatch Bird Rescue! Our Second Helpings program works with Skywatch to divert overly...
08/31/2020
Photos: Skywatch Bird Rescue

Check out these great photos from Skywatch Bird Rescue! Our Second Helpings program works with Skywatch to divert overly ripe fruits and vegetables to help feed their rescued birds, which also means less food waste going to the landfill! We are so lucky to have Amelia and her team in our community and are grateful for all they do.

The non-profit outside of Wilmington received more than 200 birds in the days following Hurricane Isaias

08/21/2020
GoToMeeting Transcripts

In case you missed it - the Housing Coalition's Solution Series: Putting our Trust in Housing and Health was this Wednesday and we have the recording to share with you. Our Executive Director Katrina Knight is the new Chair of the Cape Fear Housing Coalition, and led a virtual panel discussing how housing and health intersect, and the use of land trusts to further affordable housing efforts.
https://transcripts.gotomeeting.com/#/s/3ed15dc2c27d6ae112f8c33008c952ae695a9440df554df7f3f5901fa2b3c5c8

Two of our wonderful volunteers, Patti and Bernadette, just dropped off 5 “Welcome Home” baskets to give to our shelter ...
08/20/2020

Two of our wonderful volunteers, Patti and Bernadette, just dropped off 5 “Welcome Home” baskets to give to our shelter guests as they return to housing. If you would like information on the Welcome Home basket program, contact our Community Coordinator at 910-763-4424 ext 101.

Congratulations to Nicholas Suggs on being selected by the Star News and Wilmington Chamber of Commerce as one of this y...
08/17/2020
Meet Wilmington's 40 Under 40 Award winners for 2020

Congratulations to Nicholas Suggs on being selected by the Star News and Wilmington Chamber of Commerce as one of this year's 40 Under 40. Nicholas and his wife Lauren deliver boxes of groceries to individuals and families that have been recently rehoused through our shelter. We are so proud of Nicholas and so glad to have him and Lauren in our volunteer family!

The award is presented by StarNews Media and the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

08/12/2020
Good Shepherd Center, Wilmington, NC - 2019

Get to know the missions and programs of Good Shepherd in our brand new video by The Good Life Film Company! Meet Lewis, Jane, and Louis, who are all Permanent Supportive Housing residents; learn about our 7 programs across 3 campuses; and keep an eye out for cameos by some of our favorite volunteers from Wells Fargo, Soup Kitchen regulars Annie and Pat.

Learn more about the mission and the work of Good Shepherd Center, the largest provider of homeless services in the Cape Fear Region. Founded in 1983, Good S...

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a hot meal. a warm bed. a return path to housing.

The mission of Good Shepherd Center is to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and foster transition to housing.

Established in 1983 as a modest Soup Kitchen, Good Shepherd has grown to become the largest provider of homeless services in the region. Current programs include the Soup Kitchen which serves over 88,000 meals a year; Second Helpings food salvage and distribution program; Sgt. Eugene Ashley Center providing transitional and permanent supportive housing for Veterans and men with disabilities; a Day Shelter providing the homeless with access to showers, clothing, transportation, and on-site mental health and health services; and a Night Shelter with 118 beds for homeless men, women, and families with children. Good Shepherd recently opened SECU Lakeside Reserve, an affordable housing unit with 40 apartments for chronically homeless adults with disabilities, including seniors and Veterans.


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It felt amazing being back in the kitchen this morning!!!! So good to be able to give back 🙂 thanks for having me!
I can not wait to get back to volunteering! I appreciate you all as much as you appreciate me! Thank you for helping me give back to the community!
Good Shepherd Center thank you and all the volunteers for our food boxes, this is blessing in this time of need, keep it up and be safe. Ricardo Romero former guest and truly thank you for helping me in my time of need.
Hendrick Toyota of Wilmington and NHRMC Wilmington NC Marathon Madness are partnering and asking for your help to fill the bed of a Toyota with food for the Good Shepherd Center. Please bring your donations to Hendrick Toyota of Wilmington. We appreciate your support and generosity. Please stay well, we are all in this together ♥️
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Wilmington Symphony to host Food Drive at February concert On Saturday, February 23rd at 7:30 p.m. in the Wilson Center, the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra will be hosting a food drive. Audience members are invited to bring donated food to be collected inside the lobby prior to the concert that evening. This is a collaborative effort between the Wilmington Symphony and local food banks including Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, Good Shepherd, and Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard. Concert-goers who donate food items will be entered in a drawing to win one Season Subscription for the 2019-20 Masterworks Series. The drawing will be from the stage at the beginning of the concert. The Wilmington Symphony’s local effort is part of the national Orchestras Feeding America initiative originated when the League of American Orchestras first joined forces with Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization, in 2009. More than 215 orchestras in all 50 states participated in an unprecedented coordinated effort by collecting and donating food to their local food assistance agency or food bank within Feeding America’s network of more than 200 food banks and 60,000 agencies. Since then, 450 League member orchestras have participated in the annual effort. www.wilmingtonsymphony.org
I will be homeless one day next week....I am in KY now, however I am gonna take a bus from Lexington to Wilmington NC. I've heard they have good resources for homeless there. I am disabled with many spinal and orthopedic injuries. I will likely die if stuck on the streets. Does anyone have knowledge of the quality of help or resources for the homeless in Wilmington?
Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry had a great time bowling with you this morning!
I started volunteering at Good Shepherd a month ago and I am so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful organization.