Good Shepherd reopens soup kitchen, day shelter

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — After Covid-19 restricted services at the Good Shepherd Center, including closing its soup kitchen and day shelter, it’s now reopened to anyone seeking services.

The soup kitchen will open weekdays for breakfast, 7 a.m. – 8 a.m., and lunch, 11 a.m. – noon. In addition to dine-in availability, there will be a to-go option on meals.

The day shelter will open weekdays, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., so folks can access showers, clean clothing, computer and internet services, mail and telephone, as well as cellphone charging stations. The medical clinic will be open for referral resources, prescriptions or first-aid needs.

Covid-19 safety measures remain in place, according to a press release from Good Shepherd, including mask-wearing and hand-washing; hand-sanitizer stations will be open.

All guests will be required to show a photo ID in order to access the facilities.

“We are deeply grateful for the outpouring of concern and support from so many of our loyal friends during this past year,” Katrina Knight, executive director of Good Shepherd, said in a press release. “We are committed to continuing to respond to the needs of our hungry and homeless neighbors while doing everything possible to keep our guests, volunteers and staff safe.”

All services at Good Shepherd are free. 

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