Amy Murphy always knew she wanted to help others, but when she read a story about the homeless and hungry in Greensboro she knew she had to do something. Amy grew up eating fried chicken and considered it a comfort food.  She hatched a plan to help and comfort those in need with leftover fried chicken from a local restaurant.

Now three years later, Amy’s friends downtown have affectionately nicknamed her the “Chicken Lady” and every Monday morning you’ll find Amy and a host of volunteers serving an outdoor breakfast buffet in downtown Greensboro for their friends who live outside.

Feeding the homeless sounds like you are not the same, that we are not the same community, but if I invite you over and serve you dinner it’s because you are my friend, we are in the same community, we are the same.

Amy “the Chicken Lady” Murphy