Friendship Trays

Friendship Trays delivers nutritious meals to elderly or infirm individuals in the Charlotte community who are unable to obtain or prepare their own meals while also providing human connection to the isolated and lonely and peace of mind to their families. We prepare, package, and deliver over 700 meals each weekday to those residents of Mecklenburg County who are unable to prepare or obtain a healthy meal for themselves and have no one to do it for them.



Drivers: Volunteer to be a delivery driver for Friendship Trays and brighten someone’s day. See firsthand what kind of a difference you make in someone’s life through food and friendship. Volunteers arrive at our main location at 2401-A Distribution Street or one of satellite locations in Mecklenburg County to pick up the meals for their route, utilizing their own vehicle. Meal pickup occurs between 9:45 am and 12:00 pm. Volunteers can have regular routes with the same recipients or can be a substitute driver, willing to drive wherever is needed.

Kitchen Helpers: Assist our chefs and cooks in the kitchen with the preparation and packaging of the meals that feed our recipients. We require 12-15 volunteers every day, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. We serve regular and special diets, so care must be taken to see that the diet meals are served accurately. This is a great group volunteer activity.

 Age Requirement

Children of any age can ride with a licensed driver to deliver meals. Students 13 and older can volunteer in our kitchen with an adult.


Martha Cochrane

2401-A Distribution Street

Charlotte, NC 28203