Feed the Hungry.

Help Those in Need.

The Gathering Place

a faith based community kitchen and outreach mission in Havelock NC.

A Mission of Shake the Ground Ministries – an approved 501c3 non-profit.


An open invitation for anyone in need.

Business Hours

By Appointment


Tuesday & Thursday


114 Trader Avenue, Havelock NC 28532

(252) 515-1080



The Gathering Place – Havelock’s Community Kitchen and Outreach Mission is a Christ-Centered, full service community outreach ministry offering free hot meals and resource referrals for individuals struggling with shelter & food insecurity, addiction, mental health, abuse and other issues in and around Havelock, NC.

Although we are a faith-based outreach, we are non-denominational and have no requirements of our patrons to receive assistance.

We are a volunteer-run, donor-funded, registered 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization.

Get Involved

Give Online

Giving online has never been more secure, convenient or hassle-free with our one-click donation. We also accept standard cash and check donations by mail or at our physical location.


You can get involved today by becoming a Volunteer. Sign up and you will be joining a group of change-makers, a network strong enough to impact positive change in our community.

Donate Goods

Your donation will help equip us with necessary resources to provide the most basic of necessities to those who need it the most. You can make a difference today. Click to learn more.


What People Say

“Without your vision, passion, faith, drive, personality and positive standing in this community, Shake the Ground & The Gathering Place would never have been birthed and grown to where it is today! It now has a true future. Thank you for letting us be a part of what you are doing.”


“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in”

Matthew 25:35 NIV

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Partner With Us

One single organization can not possibly be all things to all people. We strive for mutually beneficial partnerships where we can lean on each-other’s strengths to bring about positive change in our community. We love to collaborate with other local, like-minded ministries, programs and people.

If you have a heart for the hurting, you’re our kind of people, we’d love to speak with you. Follow the link below to contact our Director of Operations.

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!

And a special thanks to…

  • The Bryan Family
  • The Older Family
  • The Dickerson Family
  • The Smith Family
  • The Ferrara Family
  • The Styborski Family

Thank you all for your faithful generosity!