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Brown Bag Ministry is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves the homeless and hungry in Central North Carolina. Our volunteers which include individuals, families and groups -- gather at five sites on Saturday mornings to prepare lunches that are distributed throughout the greater Research Triangle area.

Our website has been undergoing an overhaul, so the new site will launch soon. Meanwhile, we invite you to explore more here about our mission and how you can lend your unique talents to the cause.

Without volunteers our ministry could not serve those in need. Please consider helping us serve our community. Our VOLUNTEER page will provide the needed information to volunteer.

In addition, our DONATIONS page offers a variety of other ways that you can help. We are always in need of cash donations, food and goods to help us fulfill our obligation to the needy.

Making a charitable cash donation in a friend or family member's name is just one way to help the Brown Bag Ministry feed the homeless.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
All donations are tax deductible.

Welcome to BBM's Newest Location!

Brown Bag Ministry has added a second, North Raleigh location at St. Philip Lutheran Church on Falls of Neuse Road. St. Philip will operate on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month and provide brown bag lunches to a senior apartment and to a women's shelter.

Thank you!

Special thanks to the Brown Bag Ministry team at St. Philip Lutheran Church in Raleigh for pursuing – and winning! – a $5,000 grant from the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation. The foundation's grant program is called "Lutheran Community Matthew 25: Neighbors in Need," which draws its inspiration from the same verse that has guided Brown Bag Ministry since its inception: "For when I was hungry, you gave me to eat" (Matthew 25:35). The foundation will also contribute $.50 (up to another $5,000) for every dollar raised by Brown Bag Ministry through March 31, 2014. Thanks to St. Philip and to Thrivent Financial!

Upcoming Event: October 14

Chips & Sandwedges

On October 14th the inaugural 2014 Chips & Sandwedges Tourney is your opportunity to help us fill 12,000-plus bagged lunches each month with chips and sandwiches (and more). Download the PDF or Visit the website to learn more.

Thank you to our corporate sponsors of the Strike Out Against Hunger fundraiser!


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Brown Bag Ministry prepares and distributes over 2,500 brown bag lunches to the homeless and those in need every Saturday.

The brown bag preparation takes place at four Triangle Catholic churches and one Lutheran church. At our Apex location, once all the bags are complete, we load up our truck and head down to Moore Square in downtown Raleigh where we distribute a portion of the bags.

The remaining bags are distributed to various locations within Apex, Durham, Raleigh, Wake Forest, and Wendell.

We are also responsible for preparing a hot meal to feed 200-225 homeless and those in need on the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of each month.

Brown Bag Ministry
PO BOX 512
Apex, NC 27502