Bread of Life

Thank You for your interest in our Bread of Life Hunger Ministry! Below are more details about the “nuts and bolts” regarding dates, times, locations, and tasks.

Please Join In!

There is food shopping and often a “cook-ahead” the night before or afternoon of the scheduled serving date.

Typically, shopping is done around 930-1130 am (the day-before or the day “of”); cooking is done later in the day (7-9 pm the night-before, or around 1-3 pm the afternoon “of”), food is transported about 3:30 pm, and all meals are served from approximately 5:30-6:30 pm, followed by clean-up.

This can changeso please check the MUUC CALENDAR for possible updates to the above activity times as dates approach. 

You can also send an email to SocialJustice [at] MelroseUU [dot] org.

In addition to the cook-aheads, MUUC’ers will be helping for at least 1 hour before-hand to bring food from MUUC to the serving sites, prepare individual servings, and set-up for the evening meal on the day “of”. We will also stay at least 1 hour afterwards for cleanup. 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 preparing food, serving meals and doing cleanup for the Bread of Life on the following dates and locations in 2018

Thursday Meals are served at the Salvation Army Hall, 213 Main Street, Malden, MA. On-street parking; public transportation. (note the change of venue, no longer at American Legion Post 69).

Friday Meals are served at the First Baptist Church, 493 Main Street, Malden, MA. On-street parking; public transportation. (note this has very limited onsite parking typically saved for those who are transporting the food in their vehicles)

  • Friday, January 5, 2018
  • Friday, February 2, 2018
  • Thursday, March 29, 2018
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Thursday, August 30, 2018
  • Friday, October 5, 2018

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018
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 from Malden Center subway stop; Routes 131, 136, and 137 come directly from Melrose as well. Bus Routes To First Baptist: 99, 101, 104, 105, 106, 108, 131, 136, 137, 411, 430; Bus Routes To Salvation Army: bus routes 99, 104, 105, and 106; and also walking distance from the other First Baptist routes.