Next Upcoming Events
Food is First: Sunday, December 1, 2019. See More Below.
Bread of Life: Friday, December 6, 2019. See More Below.
Melrose is often thought of as a comfortable suburb of Boston, but we understand that many people in our local communities lack access to nutritious food and spiritual support. MUUC strongly and consistently supports local ministries working to meet basic nutritional needs of people in our community. Our Hunger Ministries include supporting Bread of Life, our Food Is First program, and our Giving Beyond Our Walls program.
Bread of Life
Bread of Life is a faith-based ministry, serving the communities north of Boston by feeding the hungry, homeless, needy and isolated; offering spiritual nurture, support, and hospitality; promoting greater peace and justice by addressing broader issues of hunger, poverty, and need; and conducting their work in a spirit of respect and nonviolence.
The Melrose UU Church serves about 8 meals throughout the year, about 50-75 guests per meal. All Bread of Life locations are accessible by public transportation.
Food is First
Pantry of Hope is a food pantry organized and run by the local First Baptist Church in Melrose. To support the Pantry of Hope, on the first Sunday of every month during the church year, MUUC has a “Food Is First” effort. Bring shelf-stable food and non-food items (such as toothpaste, tin-foil, etc.) to the church before worship service, and leave the bags of items in “Brick Hall”, which is our main entrance hall. .
Giving Beyond Our Walls
MUUC has been “Giving Beyond Our Walls” to support the work of many vital organizations for years, including many that deal with hunger issues. Check out the Giving Beyond Our Walls page on our website.