The Johnston County Community Group

Community Cares Spotlight

Human Beans Together, Inc

Human Beans Together is a Raleigh, NC-based collection of volunteers interested in alleviating hunger, homelessness, and hopelessness by sharing our resources with those in need. Since January 2012 they have been providing hot, homemade lunches every Sunday at Raleigh’s Oak City Outreach Center to homeless and other disadvantaged people.

Our Story

In January of 2012, we began by bringing a single pot of homemade soup to share with hungry folks in Raleigh's Moore Square. After that humble beginning, the numbers of meals we served each week grew quickly as did the number of volunteers.


In mid-2014, we along with several other groups, partnered with the City of Raleigh to create and serve in the Oak City Outreach Center, located directly across the street from where we had been serving in the park.


Since mid-2012, we have typically served upwards of 150 meals each Sunday, and we have surpassed 200 quite a number of times. Assuming a conservative average of 150 per week, this means our intrepid band of volunteers has served over 43,000 meals at this writing (Jul 2017).


While our immediate goal is to provide a bit of respite to hungry people, we have met several individuals whom we were able to help find homes and employment.


We always welcome people to bring and serve foods. Likewise, we accept donations of other things: hygiene products, clothing, blankets, hand warmers, etc., as there is always need. Of course, cash is always helpful, too, as we provide utensils and serving dishes, etc.


Human Beans Together, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), tax deductible charitable organization having no outside affiliations, no message and no agenda, other than a desire to help our fellow human "beans."

We are Open Every Sunday, Come for a Visit Next Week!

Sunday, Aug. 6th, 11am

215 South Person Street

Raleigh, NC

We serve every Sunday and would be happy to have you visit. We look forward to meeting you all.

Our Greatest Needs

As a non-profit, we rely heavily on others. Our greatest need is volunteers and below is a list of other needs as well, along with a link on how you can help.


If you're interested in helping provide other services like employment training and housing, we would like to hear from you as well.

Click to Donate

We accept monetary donations through PayPal and to use for utensils, serving dishes and other wares to help provide for those we serve.

Amazon Smiles

We are a 501 (c) 3 and eligible for donations through Amazon Smiles, a great way to get stuff and give back at the same time.

Human Beans Together, Inc.

We have no offices or staff...we're just a bunch of volunteers. It's not too hard to contact us, though. The easiest way is to send us an email.


You can also send us a message via our Facebook page or our Google+ page.


Snail mail works, too! You can send mail to:

Human Beans Together, Inc.

210 N. Third St.

Smithfield, NC 27577

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