More Than A Meal

More Than A Meal


 Every Sunday at 4:00 p.m., we invite people experiencing homelessness and hunger to enjoy a nourishing meal, music, and conversation with us and other members of the community in Trezevant Hall, Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s parish hall.


Guests interested in attending More Than A Meal should go to Trezevant Hall at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Enter the church through the wooden door in the circle parking lot off of 1720 Peabody Ave, Memphis, TN 38104. All persons, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status and except for children two years and younger, are required to wear masks when gathered indoors, except when eating.


Give your time and talent to More Than A Meal by volunteering for a single Sunday or on a regular basis. Volunteers set up Trezevant Hall between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m., and meals are served between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. To learn more or to volunteer for a particular Sunday, contact one of the team captains through Realm or sign up here.

Team Captains

  • 1st Sunday: Jonathan Large
  • 2nd Sunday: Mike Davis
  • 3rd Sunday: Ruthie Lentz
  • 4th Sunday: Edith Heller
  • 5th Sunday: Murray McKay


More Than A Meal History

Founded in 2001, More Than A Meal has become the signature outreach program for Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Annually, we host nearly 5,000 people with 10,000 plates of food. The ministry expenses, which average $10,000 per year, are provided by the church’s Vestry allocation and community gifts.

We share this hospitality with cooking volunteers from Church of the Holy Communion, All Saints' Episcopal Church, Church of the Holy Apostles, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, and St. George’s Episcopal Church.

Thirty-three regular volunteers (captains, lead cooks, dishwashers, security detail, etc.) and the ten to fifteen Sunday servers, set up, serve plates, collect prayers, pass out deserts, keep coffee and water glasses filled, and serve seconds for ten to twelve tables of guests. After the meal concludes, volunteers clean up the kitchen and Trezevant Hall. The guests’ prayers have a place of honor on the altar during the church’s 5:00 PM service.