Hunger Ministries

Cooking meals at MUUC for Bread of Life

BOLcolorLogo2024 dates for Volunteers

Friday, January 5
Thursday, February 29
Friday, April 5
Thursday, May 30
Friday, July 5
Thursday, August 29
Thursday, October 31
Thursday, December 5


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. and Mary D.  Please contact them with any questions.
What Volunteers can help with:
* 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) and
*COOKIE BAKERS are welcome to drop off desserts the day of or the night before in the downstairs kitchen
* Afterwards, we will take the food to First Baptist Church in Malden (about 3:00pm), where we will help to prepare “to go” boxes (4:00 – 6:00pm) which will then be distributed by BOL staff.

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 – Donation Bin at MUUC

Pantry of Hope is a food pantry organized and run by the local First Baptist Church in Melrose. To support the Pantry of Hope, every Sunday 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.