A Free, Hot Meal every Tuesday: 11:00 AM--12:00 PM
Everyone is Welcome

We are serving a "to-go" lunch at this time in the parking lot.


“Keep on loving each other as brothers. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:1-2

The Ascension Lutheran Soup Kitchen opened its doors on October 12, 2010. Since then, it has continued to furnish a hot, well-balanced, and fresh lunch for countless individuals. Everyone is welcome! No ID needed, no note from social services; just come in if you need a meal. Meals are served in a dignified atmosphere similar to a restaurant. Our guests are seated at dining tables and served restaurant-style with a server.  

The food we serve is provided by local businesses, grocers, organizations, and individuals. We have volunteers from the Dilworth neighborhood and beyond, including our church family, schools, and businesses. We love, honor, and appreciate everything that our volunteers have done to make this a successful soup kitchen.

Guest Information

Join us for lunch on Tuesdays between 11:00 AM--12:00 PM. 

We are serving to-go lunch in our parking lot. 

All are welcome!


Volunteer at the Soup Kitchen

Make a difference in our community by volunteering at the Soup Kitchen! We rely on our volunteers in order to provide our community with a healthy, wholesome meal served in a dignified setting. Can't make it on a Tuesday? We also utilize volunteers on other days of the week for food transfer, laundry, sorting, and other miscellaneous tasks.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, volunteer opportunities are limited at this time.

Please contact Coordinator, Stu Nichols at: for volunteer opportunities.


Where to Go:

Ascension Lutheran Church is located at 1225 E. Morehead St., Charlotte. For more information about how to get to Ascension, visit our contact page.

The Soup Kitchen is held in Luther Hall, the church basement. After parking in the parking lot, go through the exterior entrance marked "Luther Hall" and take the elevator down to the lower level.


Donate to the Soup Kitchen

The Ascension Lutheran Soup Kitchen operates as a ministry of Ascension Lutheran Church, however, the Soup Kitchen operates entirely on donations from our community in order to operate, and does not receive funding from the general operating budget of Ascension Lutheran Church.

Financial Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and are used to offset the costs of purchasing foodstuffs when donated supplies are insufficient. Please contact the church office if you would like to make a tax-deductible financial contribution.

In-Kind Donations of food or equipment can be made, as well. If you wish to make an in-kind donation, please contact the church office so we can arrange the pick-up or receipt of the donation.