Hundreds of children in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Cabarrus County School Systems only eat at school. Esther’s Heart provides meals for these under-privileged school children while they are home on the weekends. A large portion of these youth face housing insecurity in addition to food insecurity. We are thankful for the continued generosity of donors and volunteers who support this aspect of our ministry.

1 in 5 children in North Carolina face the distraction of hunger.

Data from Feeding America’s 2023 Map the Meal Gap Study

Please join us in our hunger relief efforts by collecting food or sponsoring a food drive on our behalf. Food donations, grocery gift cards, and/or financial donations are appreciated. The cost to feed one child for one year is $384.00. We serve hundreds of children every month. Consider sponsoring a child for the entire school year. From our hearts to your hearts, we say thank you for your continued support.

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"Love Feast in the Streets"

Serving Our Unhoused Communities

We provide nutrition, hygiene, light groceries, and other items to our unhoused communities in love and excellence. Every first and third Saturday, we serve Concord residents, and every second and fourth Saturday, we serve Charlotte residents. At Esther's Heart, we don't just offer food; we also strive to give H.O.P.E. by Helping Other People Every day.

Love Feast - Brookwood

Love Feast - Concord

Serving Senior Citizens Facing Food Insecurity: Mother P's Love Feast at the Villas

We provide fresh fruit to senior residents of the Logan Villas in Concord on the first week of the month. In addition to fresh fruit, we also provide these residents a healthy, delicious dinner on the second Friday of the month.

I Am a Princess Workshop & Tea

3-4 hour sessions aimed to build girls’ character, self-esteem, worth and value. We end every session with a celebration including a princess tea with proper etiquette, a craft, a chance to dress up and take photos, and nail painting. 

There Is a King in Me - A Mighty Warrior Workshop

3-4 hour sessions empowering boys to develop their character, identity, and self-worth. We end each workshop with a luncheon and the chance for each participant to fellowship with a male mentor. 

Character Empowerment Workshops

In-depth programs meant to enhance positive character traits in children as young as preschoolers and youth through high school ages. We discuss honesty, respect, perseverance, trust, forgiveness and other qualities with the hope that these traits can become part of their everyday lifestyles. 

Just Say "No" - Bullying

Presentations educating our youth on the true nature of bullying and its real consequences, encouraging them to make healthier choices by choosing kindness and just saying “no.” 

Bible Study with Miss McGuillacutty

The fun-loving character of Miss McGuillacutty discusses and shares the word of God with elementary students at a level they can understand. With her colorful wigs and mismatched outfits, Miss McGuillacutty teaches students what the Bible says and uses games and examples to help kids apply what they learn.

Queen Transformation

Queen Transformation is a parenting/women support program that has empowered women housed at the Cabarrus County Detention Center since 2014. The program consists of moderated, hour-long sessions every other week discussing parenting and other challenges group members face from a Christian perspective. Each session is also a chance to connect group members with resources they can access when they exit prison so they can embrace a better quality of life. After returning to society, group members can continue the program through a closed-group Facebook page. Queen Transformation decreases recidivism rates at the Cabarrus County Detention Center and empowers women to understand their divine identity and access God’s power to transform their lives. 


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Providing Spoonfuls of Hope



Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Esther's Heart Volunteer Registration

Thank you for your willingness to volunteer! Please complete the below form and someone from our team will be in contact with you. Our address is 728 Jackson Terrace St. SW, Concord, NC 28027. If you have questions, call us at 704-262-9294. Have a fantastic day!