COVID-19 Update: To limit risk to the residents of Morehead Hills and our volunteers, only ministry coordinators are delivering the lunches. Volunteers still make the sandwiches and lunches, but ministry coordinators deliver the supplies to volunteers and pick up the completed lunches Saturday morning. For details on how to help, scroll down.

To volunteer, please visit our SignUp Genius.

We are blessed with many, wonderful volunteers! If you can’t find a date that works for you, here are other ways you can help.

  • Donate individually wrapped crackers, breakfast bars, and soft snacks (see photos below).
  • Hand write/decorate notes of scripture and encouraging words to include with the lunches.
  • Decorate lunch bags.
  • Visit our SignUp Genius to find a date to serve. We’ve added a 3rd volunteer slot to dates in April and May to ensure we have enough lunches for everyone plus extras where needed.
  • Join the Brown Bag Ministry Coordinator Team.

For additional information, contact Tricia Downs at

The primary mission of the Brown Bag Ministry is to reach out to those in need and feed the hungry. We prepare and distribute 84 brown bag lunches every Saturday to Morehead Hills, a low-income senior citizen apartment complex in Durham. St. Francis Brown Bag Ministry has served the residents of Morehead Hills for over 10 years, making & delivering more than 30,000 lunches!

This ministry welcomes all ages. Volunteers work together to make sandwiches, pack lunches, pray together, the drive to Durham to deliver the lunches directly in to the hands of our friends at Morehead Hills. Many groups can easily participate: families, Scouts, Y-guides, youth groups, community service groups… Please join us!

To volunteer, please visit our SignUp Genius.


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