Hunger Ministries

Next Upcoming Events

Food is First: Sunday, September 11 (Home-Coming Sunday). See More Below.

Bread of Life: Thursday, September 29. See More Below.

Bread of Life

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:
Starting early 2022, we began cooking meals again (Yay!) but with some revisions.
* Shopping is typically done the day before.
* All preparation and cooking will be done at the MUUC kitchen the day of the meal (usually about 12:30 – 3:00, but occasionally the night before).
* Afterwards, we will take the food to First Baptist Church in Malden (about 4:00pm), where we will prepare “to go” boxes (5:00 – 6:30pm) which will then be distributed.
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.
Melrose UU Church prepares meals about 8 times a year for 100-125 guests. Coordinators are Martha B., Nancy F., and Mary D.  Please contact them with any questions. The dates for 2022 are:
Thursday, March 31
Friday May 6
Thursday June 30
Thursday August 5
Thursday Sept 29 NEXT ONE
Friday Nov 4
Thursday Dec 29

In February 2021, a special meeting of the church was held to discuss options for the surplus in this year’s budget. The church voted to donate $33,900 to Bread of Life. On March 4, 2021 Rev. Susanne Intriligator and Dan G., Board President (2020-2022), delivered the check to Gabriella Synder Stelmack, Bread of Life Executive Director. (photo credit: Melrose UU Church)

Food is First

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:

First Baptist Church in Melrose, which runs the Pantry of Hope, the recipient of our Food is First proceeds, has re-instated church operations including the Pantry of Hope. (Yay!) 

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 (unexpired) and also non-food items (such as toothpaste, tin-foil, etc.) to the church before worship service, and leave the bags of items in “Brick Hall”, 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.