Mooresville Soup Kitchen News

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PO Box 5173  |  Mooresville, NC28117  |  704-660-9010


CONTACT:    Lara B. Ingram, Executive Director
859-912-1487 |


POSTED February 6, 2017, MOORESVILLE NC – Today the Board of Directors of Mooresville Soup Kitchen announced the appointment of Lara B. Ingram, MSW, LCSW as its new Executive Director. Ms. Ingram brings a strong nonprofit background in service organizations, having most recently served as Central Social Work Manager over a large multi-state team at Advanced Home Care, and previously as Executive Director of Quest Farm, a Kentucky residential facility serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Lisa Qualls, Board Chair of Mooresville Soup Kitchen, led the organization’s national search for a new leader. “We were looking for an experienced executive who could thoughtfully lead Mooresville Soup Kitchen ahead,” said Ms. Qualls. “Lara has had remarkable success growing the organizations where she’s previously served, and the Board was so impressed with the planning process she outlined during her candidate presentation. She’s already hit the ground running at the Soup Kitchen, and we can’t wait for the Mooresville community to meet her!”

For her part, Ms. Ingram likes what she sees at the Soup Kitchen. “From my first tour, I understood how this community has embraced the ministry of Mooresville Soup Kitchen,” she notes. “I’m eager to meet everyone in the coming weeks and learn more about how we can make MSK even more valuable to the people we serve.”

Ms. Ingram holds a Masters, Social Work from the University of Cincinnati and a B.A. in Social Work from the University of Kentucky. She is a licensed clinical social worker in North Carolina. Ms. Ingram and her husband Bill have two children and live in Cornelius. She assumed her role at Mooresville Soup Kitchen on Monday, January 30, 2017.


Mooresville Soup Kitchen is a faith-based, Christian organization established in 1987 to provide nourishing meals, fellowship, and encouragement to those in need. Mooresville Soup Kitchen offers a free hot lunch, as well as Bible studies, computer training, ESL classes, health and well-being workshops, hot showers, and laundry facilities at 275 South Broad Street in Mooresville. Open every weekday from 8 AM to noon, everyone is welcome. To volunteer, donate, and learn more about Mooresville Soup Kitchen, visit

“For I was hungry and you fed me; I was thirsty and you gave me water; I was a stranger and you invited me in…”

 –Matthew 25:35

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POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2016, MOORESVILLE NC – Over the course of 3 hours on Saturday, November 19, twelve local boy scout packs delivered 9,449 pounds of food to Mooresville Soup Kitchen. And during the same three-hour period, a small army of 128 volunteers weighed, sorted, box, and stored the goods for future Soup Kitchen use. It was all part of the annual Scouting for Food Drive, and it’s one of the most important days of the year at Mooresville Soup Kitchen.

“We are so grateful to the boy scouts for their help fighting hunger in our area,” said Mooresville Soup Kitchen Board Chair Lisa Qualls. “We love seeing the boys -- and their adult Scoutmasters! -- compete to bring in the most food. And what great volunteers we had this year. So many young people and families joined us for the action-packed day of organizing all those donations. No matter how much was collected by each group, their generous spirits are a blessing to this community!”

Here are the results of each group’s collection effort: