Bread of Life: Thursday, April 30, 2020. See Coronavirus Update

Below are details from Bread of Life regarding safe practices during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Accordingly, MUUC will continue to cook the meals in our downstairs Kitchen, then bring the food to First Baptist Church in Malden, where we will then packaged the “to go” meals:

At this time Bread of Life has announced following change due to the need to keep staff, volunteers and patrons safe from virus exposure.
Evening Meals – There will be no congregate dining until further notice. Patrons will be given a bagged meal to-go at the door of the First Baptist Church in Malden from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.
Partner organizations and volunteers are encouraged to continue preparing meals and getting them ready for distribution. Meals will be packaged at the First Baptist Church. Bread of Life will supply take-out containers for any type of prepared food. Hot meals, sandwiches and soups are welcome.
Remember the best way to prevent infection is to avoid exposure to the virus. Recommended standard precautions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses include:

* Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
* Using alcohol-based hand rubs and gels.
* Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
* Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
* Staying home when you are sick.
* Covering your cough or sneeze.

Additional MUUC Food Preparation Guidelines

Please join in our next Bread of Life Meal:
Thursday, April 30 at the First Baptist Church, 493 Main Street, Malden, MA.

We will be serving about 75 meals. Volunteers are needed for the following tasks:

  • Cooks are needed from 1:00 pm – 3:30/4:00 pm at the MUUC kitchen downstairs
  • People to transport the food from MUUC to the First Baptist Church around 3:30/4:00 pm 
  • Preparation for TO-GO BAGGED MEALS will take place from about 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Servers are needed 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Cleanup from 6:30 pm – around 7:00 pm.
  • Please contact Mary D. or Martha B. to let them know you’re interested in helping.

Times and needs can change, so please check the MUUC CALENDAR and website for possible updates to the above activity times as dates approach. If you have questions or are interesting in helping, you can also send an email to Mary at [email protected]com or Martha at [email protected]

You don’t have to be present the whole time – assistance at any time is wonderful! Bring an apron, put your hair in a pony-tail and join in! Food-serving gloves are provided. Children, school-age and older, are welcome to help, provided they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

MUUC will be serving meals for the Bread of Life on the following dates in 2020:

  • Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Friday, March 6, 2020
  • NEXT: Thursday, April 30, 2020

  • Friday, June 5, 2020
  • Thursday, July 30, 2020
  • Friday, September 4, 2020
  • Thursday, October 29, 2020
  • Thursday, December 31, 2020

Transportation:

All Bread of Life locations are accessible by public transportation, including:
  • subway (Orange Line, Malden Center; then walking or bus)
  • commuter rail (Malden Center; then walking or bus)
  • bus routes (All come from Malden Center subway (routes 131/136/137 come directly from Melrose, too)

Bus Routes To First Baptist: 99, 101, 104, 105, 106, 108, 131, 136, 137, 411, 430

  • First Baptist has on-street parking. First Baptist also has very limited on-site parking, typically reserved for those who are transporting the food in their vehicles)
Please check out the Hunger Ministries Page for more information about our hunger outreach efforts.

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