Episcopal churches in Greenville – and the
community at large. Volunteers come from
the churches, as well as community groups
Roe Cassidy Coates & Price first
became involved through Smith’s father,
who volunteered on the first Saturday of
every month. Smith, Cassidy and Price
joined him. They then learned that there
was a gap in volunteers every fifth Saturday
of the month.
Every Saturday morning at
7: 30 a.m., between 40 and
80 hungry people file through
the doors of St. Andrews
Episcopal Church in Greenville,
South Carolina, and load their
plates with eggs, ham, biscuits
Though they are not affiliated with
the church, volunteers from Primerus
member firm Roe Cassidy Coates & Price
in Greenville are often among those serving
the guests. Firm attorneys Josh Smith, James
Cassidy and Clark Price are part of the
volunteer team every first Saturday of the
month. During months with a fifth Saturday,
Roe Cassidy attorneys and employees make
and serve the meal.
The guests for the traditional Southern
breakfast include homeless, working poor
and others who don’t have enough to eat.
Smith said he comes away from the
experience with renewed gratitude and
perspective on the struggles of life.
“We have stressful jobs, but at the end
of the day we go home, and we don’t ever
worry about where the next meal is coming
from,” Smith said. “It will keep all the
stress you have in perspective. That’s the
universal thing I hear from everyone [who
The program, called Feed Thy
Neighbor, was founded in 2010 and has
grown to become a cooperative effort of the
“We thought we could do this together
as a firm,” Smith said.
Attorneys, paralegals and other staff
members took on the project, which
includes purchasing the food, preparing the
meal, serving the guests and cleaning up.
The effort fits with the firm’s mission
to improve the community around them.
“The need is always out there,”
Primerus Community Service
Roe Cassidy ‘Feeds Thy Neighbor’
Clark Price of Roe Cassidy Coates & Price prepares breakfast.