Charlotte, North Carolina
A Ministry of St. Matthew Catholic Church Mel’s Diner has been feeding people in dire need in Charlotte since 2001, without ever asking its patrons to pay a dime and with nothing but a big heart and a lot of effort. Mel’s Diner organizes fresh food and home cooked meals for truly needy people. They also pick up food that would otherwise go un-eaten or thrown away and give it out selflessly to people who are truly hungry. Children are invited to volunteer by making meals at their own home for delivery or by serving on designated delivery days.