Watch the video about A SIMPLE GESTURE to learn ways to participate.

A SIMPLE GESTURE needs sponsors to cover the cost of our operations, primarily food bags and other routine operating expenses such as overhead items, utilities, and the expenses of maintaining our database hardware and software. We are dependent on volunteers for most of our work-related activities. If you would like to talk about Sponsorship opportunities, please call 336-547-7000 or e-mail A Simple Gesture.

If you are already contributing food to our food banks/food pantries, thank you for your generosity. A Simple Gesture is not intended to replace your giving, but to make it easier and more convenient for more people to give.

We would also like to ask you to help us obtain more Volunteer Donors by enlisting the help of your neighbors and friends. Volunteer Donors are able to sign up on our website’s donation page or by completing an enrollment card and mailing it to us.

Local Emergency Food Banks & Resources

Free meals in Greensboro in PDF format. When, Where and How to Get There
Free food pantries in Greensboro
Beloved Community Center operates its Homeless Hospitality House where four mornings each week breakfast is provided for over 400 homeless neighbors. Located at 437 Arlington St., Greensboro, NC 7:00-8:15 am
First Presbyterian Church – Dinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays, in Mullin Life Center located in the 700 block of S. Greene Street, served to guests who arrive between 6-6:30 p.m.
Individuals and families can come to the Greensboro Urban Ministry offices, 305 W. Lee Street, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Potter’s House Community Kitchen helps individuals make ends meet by providing a free, well-balanced, nutritious meal each day to those in need.  The meal is served between 10:30 A.M. and 12:30 P.M.
Daily at 7:00 am. Service provided to the first 25 in line with a valid, current picture ID, social security cards for all household members and proof of household income.
The food pantry hours are: Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm. Individuals in need of food must obtain a referral from the following entities: the Food Stamp Administration.