Hunger Ministries

Coronavirus Update:

Aspects of our Hunger Ministries have changed.
Please read & click on links below for details.

Next Upcoming Events

Food is First: CANCELLED. See More Below.

Bread of Life: Thursday, April 30, 2020. See More Below.

Bread of Life



MUUC will still be doing Bread of Life with some modifications. Information in link below.

PLEASE CLICK HERE for details about dates, times, locations and tasks for upcoming Bread of Life events.

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


First Baptist Church in Melrose, which runs the Pantry of Hope, the recipient of our Food is First proceeds,has suspended all church operations including the Pantry of Hope. First Baptist has been discussing possibly setting up the pick up of bags by clients by appointment only but nothing has been decided yet.
Servants Heart Pantry, at Faith Evangelical in Melrose, is also suspended.
We will be updated regarding any changes. 

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.