Welcome to Food Connection Charlotte

We're getting ready to conquer the issue of food waste in the Queen City!

In the news

People of Charlotte


"People of Charlotte, meet Kim Aprill, Mendy Godman, and Sue Hawes! These three woman are affecting Charlotte's less-fortunate population while supporting sustainability through rescuing food. We are excited to see the impact of this organization and these hard-working women in 2019 and beyond!"

Creative Loafing


CHARLOTTE, NC -In the last two months, over 1,000 pounds of freshly prepared meats, vegetables and whole grains fed the Queen City’s hungry instead of feeding local landfills.

Spectrum News



Food Connection Charlotte collects unused food from colleges around the area and donates it to non-profits like the Salvation Army and Supportive Housing Communities.

Who is involved in Food Connection Charlotte?

Sue Hawes


Sue Hawes

Kim Aprill


Kim Aprill

Mendy Godman


Mendy Godman

Food Donor Partners


  • Johnson & Wales
  • Belmont Abbey
  • Queens University
  • FHG, Inc.
  • City BBQ
  • Roots Catering
  • City of Charlotte

Food Recipient Partners


  • Salvation Army Center of Hope 

for Women & Children

  • Supportive Housing Communities
  • With Friends
  • Charlotte Rescue Mission
  • Dream Center
  • Catawba Heights Baptist Church
  • The Relatives
  • Safe Alliance 
  • Gracious Hands Transitional Housing for Women and Families

Community Partners


  • SHARE Charlotte
  • Town Brewing Co.
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Food Policy Council
  • Project Outpour
  • Crown Town Compost

3 Women are starting a food rescue revolution in Charlotte!


Pictured: Sue Hawes, Mendy Godman, and Kim Aprill


Thank you to all who came out to Town Brewing Co. on Feb. 27 to celebrate the launch of the Charlotte chapter of Food Connection and those of you who bid on items in our silent auction. Thank you also to those of you who signed up to volunteer. We'll be in touch soon! AND to you guys at Town Brewing Co., YOU ROCK! Our gratitude to you for showing your support and hosting the party.

Town Brewing Company

800 Grandin Road, Charlotte, NC

Want to get involved?

Do you have surplus food? Are you an organization in need of fresh food? Would you like to volunteer? Please drop us a line and we'll let you know how you can help us reduce waste and ease hunger in Charlotte.