Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Shepherd's Table Soup Kitchen. We are a human service organization of caring and loving people inspired by the love of God. As an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, we are supported and operated by caring citizens of the greater Raleigh metropolitan area.

The Shepherd's Table serves a free lunch meal to anyone who walks through our doors - no questions asked. Every person who comes to us is welcomed without regard to employment status, race, sex, age, color, national origin, religious preference, handicap or income.

Our offices, kitchen, and dining facilities are located in downtown Raleigh in the basement floor of the Church of the Good Shepherd. You are invited to visit us week days to observe the impact we have on others in need. More importantly, you are encouraged to donate your time and financial resources in support of this important community service.

The Shepherd's Table Soup Kitchen thanks you for inquiring about our mission. We thank all our volunteers and supporters for helping our mission meet the needs of those who are in need. 

Summer Months Hearts

To watch people on our streets carrying everything they own
No family, no love, no hope and no home

This isn’t what my parents taught me about growing up and living,
They said that in order to grow within yourself you must learn to be giving.

Because there are those who are poorer or make up a different bunch
In fact they have little to nothing and have to come here to us for lunch.

As they shuffle in with there heads hanging low,
I wonder what they do after they leave here with no-where to go.

Do they huddle in the shadow of a building in hopes of not being seen,
If you saw them would you acknowledge them with kindness or ignore them and be mean.

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be in there position,
Having to depend on your only food for the day from a soup kitchen.

There is always hope in those people who will give to those who have less,
If you are in a position to share then you surely should feel blessed.

So, each day we are given an opportunity to give back,
We can take it, embrace it and help pick up the slack.

Not because we have to but because we should help one another,
Again, a wonderful life lesson taught by our families and or our Mothers.

Maybe, this summer pretend it’s the holidays and give like you believe
Its better to give back and that is the best and truest gift you could ever receive.

To help the Shepherds Table Soup Kitchen visit shepherds-table.org donate link, or mail your donations to:  

121 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC  27603

Meal Serving Hours

Monday - Friday
11 am to Noon

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
9 am to 5 pm