Community Meals by Day

Boston-Area Free Community Meals 

Last Updated 12/4/2017

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Monday:

  1. First Congregational Church of Somerville (Project SOUP), 89 College Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144, 4 minute walk from Davis Station, 89, 94 and 96 Bus lines
    • 4:30 PM (Dinner)
  2.  St. Francis House, 39 Boylston St., Boston 02116. (617) 542-4211, 5 minute walk from Chinatown and Park Street Stations, 2 minute walk  from Boylston Station
    • 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Breakfast)
    • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (Lunch)
    • After 2:00 PM (Emergency Sandwiches)
  3. Heading Home, 109 School Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 (WOMEN ONLY) (617) 547-1885, Public Transportation: 6 minute walk from Central Square Station, #1 Bus Line
    • 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM (Lunch)
  4. Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Ave., Boston 02118 (WOMEN ONLY) (617) 442-9322, 3 minute walk from the Silver Line, #1, #47 Bus lines
    • 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM (Breakfast)
    • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (Lunch) (served restaurant style from 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM)
    • 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM (Dinner) (served restaurant style from 6:00 – 6:30)
  5. Women’s Lunch Place, 67 Newbury St., Boston 02116 (WOMEN ONLY) (617) 627-0200, 5 minute walk from Copley and Arlington Stations, 9 minute walk from Back Bay Station, On #9 and #55 Bus lines
    • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Breakfast)
    • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Lunch) (served restaurant style at 12:00 PM)
    • 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM (Coffee, Tea, Juice)
  6. Department of Human Service Programs, LOCATION VARIES. (617) 349-6247 (UNDER 19-YEARS-OLD ONLY),  SUMMER MONTHS ONLY
    1. 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Lunch)
  7. Boston Rescue Mission, 39 Kingston Street, Boston MA 0211, 3 minute walk from Downtown Crossing, 6 minute walk from South Station and Boylston Station
    • 3:00 PM (Lunch)
  8. Church of the Holy Resurrection, 64 Harvard Ave., Allston 02134, 617-787-7625, 6 minutes from Harvard Avenue Station, Located near the 64, 66, 501, 503 bus lines
    • 6:00 PM (Dinner)
  9. Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston 02118 (MUST BE REGISTERED) (617) 892-9170, 10 minute walk from Broadway Station and Tufts Medical Center, on SL4 and SL5 lines,  Bus routes #9 and #11
    • 6:00 AM (Breakfast)
    • 5:00 PM (Dinner)
  10. Salvation Army, 402 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, 617-547-3400 http://massachusetts.salvationarmy.org/ma/camneedhelp, 5 minute walk from Central Square Station
    • 12:00 PM (Lunch)

Tuesday

  1. Salvation Army, 402 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, 617-547-3400, 5 minute walk from Central Square Station
    • 12:00 PM (Lunch)
  2. Women’s Lunch Place, 67 Newbury St., Boston 02116 (WOMEN ONLY) (617) 627-0200, 5 minute walk from Copley and Arlington Stations, 9 minute walk from Back Bay Station, On 9 and 55 Bus lines
    • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Breakfast)
    • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Lunch) (served restaurant style at 12:00 PM)
    • 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM (Coffee, Tea, Juice)
  3. St. Francis House, 39 Boylston St., Boston 02116. (617) 542-4211 Public transportation: 5 minute walk from Chinatown and Park Street Station, 2 minute walk  from Boylston Station
    • 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Breakfast)
    • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (Lunch)
    • After 2:00 PM (Emergency Sandwiches)
  4. Boston Rescue Mission, 39 Kingston Street, Boston MA 02111, 3 minute walk from Downtown Crossing, 6 minute walk from South Station and Boylston Station
    • 3:00 PM (Lunch)
  5. Department of Human Service Programs, LOCATION VARIES. (617) 349-6247 (UNDER 19-YEARS-OLD ONLY)
    • SUMMER MONTHS ONLY
      1. 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Lunch)
  6. Heading Home, 109 School Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 (WOMEN ONLY) (617) 547-1885, Public Transportation: 6 minute walk from Central Square Station, #1 Bus Line
    • 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM (Lunch)
  7. Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Ave., Boston 02118 (WOMEN ONLY) (617) 442-9322, Public Transportation: 3 minute walk from the Silver Line, #1, #47 Bus lines
    • 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM (Breakfast)
    • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (Lunch) (served restaurant style from 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM)
    • 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM (Dinner) (served restaurant style from 6:00 – 6:30)
  8. Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston 02118 (MUST BE REGISTERED) (617) 892-9170, 10 minute walk from Broadway Station and Tufts Medical Center, on SL4 and SL5 lines,  Bus routes #9 and #11
    • 6:00 AM (Breakfast)
    • 5:00 PM (Dinner)
  9. Church of the Advent, 30 Brimmer St., Boston 02108, 7 minute walk from Charles MGH Station and 10 minute walk from Arlington Station, #43 and #55 Bus lines
    • 6:00 PM (Dinner)
  10. First Parish Unitarian Church, 3 Church St., Cambridge, 1 minute walk from Harvard Station
    • 5:30 PM (Dinner)
  11. Faith Kitchen, Faith Lutheran Church, 311 Broadway, Cambridge, 02139 (2nd AND LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH ONLY), 7 minute walk from Central Square Station, #64, #68, #83, and #91 Bus Lines
    • 6:30 PM (Dinner)
  12. Bread of Life, 54 Eastern Ave. Malden, Contact:  Gabriella Snyder Stelmack, 781-475-9060 mobile; 781-397-0404 main office, *take out meal*, 13 minutes from Malden Center Station
    1. 5:30-6:30 pm (dinner)

Wednesday

  1. Salvation Army, 402 Mass. Ave., (SOMERVILLE, CAMBRIDGE, AND ARLINGTON RESIDENTS ONLY) Cambridge MA 02139 (617) 547-3400, 5 minute walk from Central Square Station
    • 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM – 12:30 PM (Lunch)
  2. St. Francis House, 39 Boylston St., Boston 02116. (617) 542-4211 Public transportation: 5 minute walk from Chinatown and Park Street Station, 2 minute walk  from Boylston Station
    1. 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Breakfast)
    2. 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (Lunch)
    3. After 2:00 PM (Emergency Sandwiches)
  3. Women’s Lunch Place, 67 Newbury St., Boston 02116 (WOMEN ONLY) (617) 627-0200, 5 minute walk from Copley and Arlington Stations, 9 minute walk from Back Bay Station, On #9 and #55 Bus lines
    • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Breakfast)
    • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Lunch) (served restaurant style at 12:00 PM)
    • 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM (Coffee, Tea, Juice)
  4. Boston Rescue Mission, 39 Kingston Street, Boston MA 02111, 3 minute walk from Downtown Crossing, 6 minute walk from South Station and Boylston Station
    • 3:00 PM (Lunch)
  5.  Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Ave., Boston 02118 (WOMEN ONLY) (617) 442-9322, Public Transportation: 3 minute walk from the Silver Line, 1, 47 Bus lines
    • 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM (Breakfast)
    • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (Lunch) (served restaurant style from 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM)
    • 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM (Dinner) (served restaurant style from 6:00 – 6:30)
  6. Department of Human Service Programs, LOCATION VARIES. (617) 349-6247 (UNDER 19-YEARS-OLD ONLY), SUMMER MONTHS ONLY
    • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Lunch)
  7. Heading Home, 109 School Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 (WOMEN ONLY) (617) 547-1885, Public Transportation: 6 minute walk from Central Square Station, #1 Bus Line
    • 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM (Lunch)
  8. Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston 02118 (MUST BE REGISTERED) (617) 892-9170, 10 minute walk from Broadway Station and Tufts Medical Center, on SL4 and SL5 lines,  Bus routes #9 and #11
    • 6:00 AM (Breakfast)
    • 5:00 PM (Dinner)
  9. St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 239 Harvard Street, Central Square, Cambridge 02446. (617) 354-8582, 5 minute walk from Central Station
    • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Dinner)
  10. Hope Fellowship Church, 16 Beech Street Cambridge MA 02140
    • 8:00 PM (MEET AT CHURCH AND WALK OVER TOGETHER TO “THE PIT” IN HARVARD SQUARE; OR MEET AT THE CHURCH AT 7:00 FOR STUDY GROUP BEFOREHAND)
  11. Dormition Family Table, Dormition of the Virgin Mary Church, 29 Central Street, Somerville, Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, Transportation to Dormition provided from 95 College Ave, Davis Square (First Congregational Church) at 4:30 PM and 25 High Avenue (Faulkner Towers) at 5:00 PM.
    1. 5:00-7:00 PM (Dinner)
  12. Come to the Table, Connexion Church, 149 Broadway Somerville, 02145.Every Fourth Wednesday, 15 minute walk from Assembly Station, #89, #90, #95, and #101 bus lines
    • 5:00-7:00 PM (Dinner)
  13.  Bread of LifeAmerican Legion Post 69 at 368 Pleasant Street (Rt. 60), Malden (free parking and handicap-accessible)
    • 5:30-6:30 PM

Thursday

  1. Salvation Army, 402 Mass. Ave., (SOMERVILLE, CAMBRIDGE, AND ARLINGTON RESIDENTS ONLY) Cambridge MA 02139 (617) 547-3400, 5 minute walk from Central Square Station
    • 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM – 12:30 PM (Lunch)
  2. Women’s Lunch Place, 67 Newbury St., Boston 02116 (WOMEN ONLY) (617) 627-0200, 5 minute walk from Copley and Arlington Stations, 9 minute walk from Back Bay Station, On #9 and #55 Bus lines
    • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Breakfast)
    • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Lunch) (served restaurant style at 12:00 PM)
    • 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM (Coffee, Tea, Juice)
  3. St. Francis House, 39 Boylston St., Boston 02116. (617) 542-4211 Public transportation: 5 minute walk from Chinatown and Park Street Station, 2 minute walk  from Boylston Station
    • 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Breakfast)
    • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (Lunch)
    • After 2:00 PM (Emergency Sandwiches)
  4. Boston Rescue Mission, 39 Kingston Street, Boston MA 02111, 3 minute walk from Downtown Crossing, 6 minute walk from South Station and Boylston Station
    • 3:00 PM (Lunch)
  5. Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Ave., Boston 02118 (WOMEN ONLY) (617) 442-9322, Public Transportation: 3 minute walk from the Silver Line, 1, 47 Bus lines
    • 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM (Breakfast)
    • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (Lunch) (served restaurant style from 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM)
    • 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM (Dinner) (served restaurant style from 6:00 – 6:30)
    • 11:30 AM – 12:45 AM (Lunch)
  6. Department of Human Service Programs, LOCATION VARIES. (617) 349-6247 (UNDER 19-YEARS-OLD ONLY), SUMMER MONTHS ONLY
    • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Lunch)
  7. Heading Home, 109 School Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 (WOMEN ONLY) (617) 547-1885, Public Transportation: 6 minute walk from Central Square Station, 1 Bus Line
    • 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM (Lunch)
  8. Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston 02118 (MUST BE REGISTERED) (617) 892-9170, 10 minute walk from Broadway Station and Tufts Medical Center, on SL4 and SL5 lines,  Bus routes #9 and #11
    • 6:00 AM (Breakfast)
    • 5:00 PM (Dinner)
  9. Christ Church, Zero Garden St., Cambridge 02138, 5 minute walk from Harvard Station
    • 6:00 PM (Dinner)
  10. Union Baptist Church of Cambridge, 874 Main St., Cambridge 02139. (617) 864-6885, 5 minute walk from Central Station
    • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  11. The Outdoor Church, CASPAR’s Emergency Services Center, 240 Albany Street, Cambridge, 401-339-9578, 13 minutes walk from central Station. Serves food as part of their outreach ministry.
    • 6:00 PM (Dinner
  12.  Bread of LifeAmerican Legion Post 69 at 368 Pleasant Street (Rt. 60), Malden (free parking and handicap-accessible), Contact:  Gabriella Snyder Stelmack, 781-475-9060 mobile; 781-397-0404 main office
    • 5:30-6:30 PM

Friday

  1. Salvation Army, 402 Mass. Ave., (SOMERVILLE, CAMBRIDGE, AND ARLINGTON RESIDENTS ONLY) Cambridge MA 02139 (617) 547-3400, 5 minute walk from Central Square Station
    • 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM – 12:30 PM (Lunch)
  2. Women’s Lunch Place, 67 Newbury St., Boston 02116 (WOMEN ONLY) (617) 627-0200, 5 minute walk from Copley and Arlington Stations, 9 minute walk from Back Bay Station, On #9 and #55 Bus lines
    • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Breakfast)
    • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Lunch) (served restaurant style at 12:00 PM)
    • 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM (Coffee, Tea, Juice)
  3. St. Francis House, 39 Boylston St., Boston 02116. (617) 542-4211 Public transportation: 5 minute walk from Chinatown and Park Street Statiosn, 2 minute walk  from Boylston Station
    • 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Breakfast)
    • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (Lunch)
    • After 2:00 PM (Emergency Sandwiches)
  4. Boston Rescue Mission, 39 Kingston Street, Boston MA 02111, 3 minute walk from Downtown Crossing, 6 minute walk from South Station and Boylston Station
    • 3:00 PM (Lunch)
  5. Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Ave., Boston 02118 (WOMEN ONLY) (617) 442-9322, Public Transportation: 3 minute walk from the Silver Line, 1, 47 Bus lines
    • 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM (Breakfast)
    • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (Lunch) (served restaurant style from 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM)
    • 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM (Dinner) (served restaurant style from 6:00 – 6:30)
  6. Department of Human Service Programs, LOCATION VARIES. (617) 349-6247 (UNDER 19-YEARS-OLD ONLY), SUMMER MONTHS ONLY
    • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Lunch)
  7. Heading Home, 109 School Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 (WOMEN ONLY) (617) 547-1885, Public Transportation: 6 minute walk from Central Square Station, 1 Bus Line
    • 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM (Lunch)
  8. Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston 02118 (MUST BE REGISTERED) (617) 892-9170, 10 minute walk from Broadway Station and Tufts Medical Center, on SL4 and SL5 lines,  Bus routes #9 and #11
    • 6:00 AM (Breakfast)
    • 5:00 PM (Dinner)
  9. Friday Night Supper Program, Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston St., Boston 02116, 1 minute from Arlington Station, 10 minute walk from Back Bay Station and Park Street Station
    • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Dinner)
  10. Somerville Community Baptist Church, 31 College Ave., Somerville 02144 (2nd FRIDAY OF THE MONTH ONLY), 1 minute from Davis Square Station
    • 6:30 PM (Dinner)
  11.  Bread of Life, First Baptist Church, 493 Main Street, Malden, Contact:  Gabriella Snyder Stelmack, 781-475-9060 mobile; 781-397-0404 main office
    • 5:30-6:30 pm

Saturday

  1. Salvation Army, 402 Mass. Ave., (SOMERVILLE, CAMBRIDGE, AND ARLINGTON RESIDENTS ONLY) Cambridge MA 02139 (617) 547-3400, 5 minute walk from Central Square Station
    • 11:30 AM (Lunch)
  2. Women’s Lunch Place, 67 Newbury St., Boston 02116 (WOMEN ONLY) (617) 627-0200, 5 minute walk from Copley and Arlington Stations, 9 minute walk from Back Bay Station, On #9 and #55 Bus lines
    • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Breakfast)
    • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Lunch) (served restaurant style at 12:00 PM)
    • 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM (Coffee, Tea, Juice)
  3. St. Francis House, 39 Boylston St., Boston 02116. (617) 542-4211 Public transportation: 5 minute walk from Chinatown and Park Street Statiosn, 2 minute walk  from Boylston Station
    • 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Breakfast)
    • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (Lunch)
    • After 2:00 PM (Emergency Sandwiches)
  4. Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston 02118 (MUST BE REGISTERED) (617) 892-9170, 10 minute walk from Broadway Station and Tufts Medical Center, on SL4 and SL5 lines,  Bus routes #9 and #11
    • 6:00 AM (Breakfast)
    • 5:00 PM (Dinner)
  5. Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Ave., Boston 02118 (WOMEN ONLY) (617) 442-9322, Public Transportation: 3 minute walk from the Silver Line, 1, 47 Bus lines
    • 10:30 AM-12:00 PM (Brunch) (Served restaurant style from 11:00-11:30 AM)
    • 3:30-5:00 PM PM (Dinner) (served restaurant style from 4:00-4:30 PM)
  6. Common Care (St. Peter’s Episcopal Church), 15 Seller’s Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 (SEPTEMBER TO JUNE ONLY, 2nd AND 4th SATURDAY OF THE MONTH), 4 minute walk from Central Station. People wishing to eat or get food from the pantry are invited to help with preparation (between 3-5pm) and/or clean-up.
    • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Dinner)
  7. Loaves and Fishes, First Korean Church, 35 Magazine Street, Cambridge MA 02139, 4 minute walk from Central Station
    • 5:30 PM (Dinner, Music, Food Pantry)
  8. Pilgrim Trinitarian Congregational Church, 540 Columbia Rd, Dorchester Upham’s Corner, MA 02125. (617) 282-0456, #15, 16, 17 Bus Lines
    • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
  9. Margaret Fuller House, 71 Cherry Street, Cambridge,l 617-547-4680, 8 minute walk from Central Station
    • Lunch “to go” from 12 to 1pm most Saturdays except the first Saturday of each month
  10. Food Not Bombs, Serving at Central Square, Cambridge, MA, near Central Square Station, at intersection of Mass Ave and River St.
    • 1:00-4:00 PM

Sunday

  1. Boston Rescue Mission, 39 Kingston Street, Boston MA 02111, 3 minute walk from Downtown Crossing, 6 minute walk from South Station and Boylston Station
    • 5:00 PM (Dinner)
  2. St. Francis House, 39 Boylston St., Boston 02116. (617) 542-4211 Public transportation: 5 minute walk from Chinatown and Park Street Statiosn, 2 minute walk  from Boylston Station
    • 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Breakfast)
    • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (Lunch)
    • After 2:00 PM (Emergency Sandwiches)
  3. Hope Fellowship Church, 16 Beech Street, Cambridge, MA 02140. (617) 868-3261
    • 6:00 PM (FIRST COME FIRST SERVE)
  4. Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston 02118 (MUST BE REGISTERED) (617) 892-9170, 10 minute walk from Broadway Station and Tufts Medical Center, on SL4 and SL5 lines,  Bus routes #9 and #11
    • 6:00 AM (Breakfast)
    • 5:00 PM (Dinner)
  5. Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Ave., Boston 02118 (WOMEN ONLY) (617) 442-9322, Public Transportation: 3 minute walk from the Silver Line, 1, 47 Bus lines
    • 10:30 AM-12:00 PM (Brunch) (Served restaurant style from 11:00-11:30 AM)
    • 3:30-5:00 PM PM (Dinner) (served restaurant style from 4:00-4:30 PM)
  6. Salvation Army, 402 Mass. Ave., (SOMERVILLE, CAMBRIDGE, AND ARLINGTON RESIDENTS ONLY) Cambridge MA 02139 (617) 547-3400, 5 minute walk from Central Square Station
    • 1:00 PM (Lunch)
  7. The Outdoor Church, 401-339-9578, Serves food as part of their outreach ministry. By Porter station.
    • 9:00 AM

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