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🍽️🌍 Beyond a Meal: Nourishing Hope and Dreams

Contributor: Jamie Richardson


Lifeline Charlotte Centre, located within Gibson Mill in Concord, has been making a profound impact since its opening in January 2022. As a non-profit organization, Lifeline is dedicated to combating hunger by packaging highly nutritious, shelf-stable meals for hungry children both locally and across the globe. With a mission to provide not just meals but also hope and a chance for a better future, Lifeline invites people of all ages and abilities to join their cause.

Lifeline goes above and beyond merely providing meals. The impact of their meals extends far beyond nourishment; they serve as a tangible expression of love and compassion, reaching families and communities in need.

  • β€œIt’s more than a meal! It’s a chance for kids to find hope, dream about the future, and have the joy of going to bed with a full belly. Lifeline meals are more than just rice and beans.”

Feeding Communities Locally and Globally

Lifeline meals make a difference both locally and globally, reaching communities facing hunger worldwide. These meals are sent to students, refugees, families, and communities recovering from natural disasters.

Photo credit: Lifeline Charlotte Centre Facebook
  • Volunteers play an essential role in sending more meals and making a significant impact right from their own communities.

Photo credit: Lifeline Charlotte Centre Facebook

Lifeline collaborates with local organizations to expand their reach and impact. Cooperative Christian Ministry (CCM) is one such partner in Cabarrus County, having received 1,488 lbs. of Lifeline’s meal kits since early 2022 to distribute to local families in need.

Hollie Gregory, Director of Lifeline Charlotte Centre, brings her passion for missions and years of experience to the organization. Being involved in missions since 2006, including multiple trips to Haiti, Hollie has dedicated herself to pursue a life of full-time ministry. In 2021, she embarked on her journey with Lifeline, eager to make a lasting difference in the lives of those in need.

  • The outstanding work of Hollie and Lifeline Charlotte Centre was recognized when they proudly received the Cabarrus Chamber 2023 Nonprofit of the Year award.

Making a Difference, One Meal at a Time

The meal packaging process is simple and can be accomplished in four easy steps. Volunteers start by scooping precise amounts of rice, soy protein, dehydrated vegetables, and a blend of essential vitamins and minerals into a bag. They then weigh and seal the bag, followed by packing them into boxes. These boxes are then shipped to communities struggling with food insecurity. The process of making these meals is so straightforward that it makes a great activity for church groups, team building, family reunions, group service projects, birthday parties, or anyone that wants to get involved!

Photo credit: Lifeline Charlotte Centre Facebook

Photo credit: Lifeline Charlotte Centre Facebook

Curious about what happens during a Lifeline meal pack event? Take a minute to watch this insightful video that showcases the process and impact of their efforts.

Want to learn more about the mission of Lifeline and how you can get involved?

Lifeline is a beacon of hope in the fight against hunger, offering an opportunity for individuals and communities to come together and make a real impact. By volunteering to package nutritious meals, you can help Lifeline bring sustenance and dreams to those in need, locally and globally. Join the mission today and become a part of this incredible effort to fight hunger and bring hope to the world.

  • Join them for a Lunch & Learn event on June 22, where you can deepen your understanding of their work and explore ways to contribute. Email them for more details.
  • If you’re looking for ways to engage your children, Lifeline offers Summer Kids Events on July 12th and August 2nd. Registration is limited, so make sure to reserve your spot for these exciting and meaningful experiences. Register online or call today for more information!

Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram for more opportunities to get involved.


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