Every year, with the community’s help, Fifth Street Ministries steps up to help those in need over the holidays. With a week to go before Thanksgiving, Executive Director Michele Knapp has put out a call for help to meet these neighbors’ needs.

“We are planning to give out 100 food boxes to the community to cook in their own home as well as cook a meal at the shelter for up to 200 people. We also partner with Meals on Wheels to provide a prepared Thanksgiving meal,” said Knapp.

The time crunch is real. Knapp asks that these donated items be dropped off at Fifth Street by Thursday, November 16, so they can start preparing.

Pressing needs are for turkeys, cranberry sauce, yams, boxed mashed potatoes, and ready-to-serve rolls. A few volunteer spaces are still available as well.

Want to Help?

Sign up for specific food items or to volunteer to help with meal prep online at

Drop off donated items at Fifth Street Ministries located at 1421 5th Street in Statesville by end of day Thursday, November 16. Call (704) 872-4045 for more information.

Need Help?

For those in need of food boxes, the last date to sign up is Thursday, November 16 (delivered by Door Dash or pick up). Call Fifth Street at (704) 872-4045 to sign up or for more information.