The Green Team Helping Hands, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is an active front line advocate for the homeless and hungry. Currently, Greensboro, NC holds the number ONE spot in the nation for the largest food shortage. The Green Team accommodates families and homeless individuals with meals, proper clothing, and basic toiletries needed on a day-to-day basis. We started out feeding 18 people each week; today, we are feeding over 300 men, women and children weekly! Without organizations like The Green Team, people would have a harder time feeding their families. Many organizations nationwide feed the homeless, but The Green Team is unique. The Green Team does not just care about the homeless; we call them our friends, our friends in need. On occasion, we raise funds for pizza dinners and grooming sessions. We are never late and we enjoy taking selfies with everyone we come across to show them just how much we really care.
The Green Team Helping Hands, Inc. was established by Greensboro, NC native, Ashley Benton. In 2009, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver, Chris Henry, died following a tragic accident. Chris’ mother, Carolyn Henry Glaspy, made the courageous decision to donate his organs, and Ashley Benton’s father, James Benton, was one of those recipients. Ashley was so touched by this gift of life for her father that she decided to “pay it forward” following her father’s passing two years later. Having been raised by a loving family that always cared for others and having experienced homelessness herself, Ashley created The Green Team Helping Hands, Inc. in May 2012. Her dream, vision and lifelong purpose are to continue expanding the work internationally across the United States, Mexico and Canada. The weekly volunteers devote their lives to being beacons of light for others and you become one too. Join Us!