Soup to Go
Cooks - Please arrive at the church between 7 - 7:30 AM and we will wrap up as the servers leave for Boston about 9:45 AM. We have tried and true recipes for awesome soup and chili, plenty of sandwiches to make and cookies to bake. Many thanks to Dick Whelan for setting up our safe food program.
Servers - Please arrive at the church at 9:30 AM and help finalize the food for transport. Once the cars are loaded at about 9:45 AM we depart for Boston arriving at the Woods Mullen Shelter, 794 Mass Ave, about 10:30 AM and work with the staff to set up the kitchen. Lunch is served from 11 AM - 12 PM and after a quick clean-up we will facilitate an activity until about 1 PM, returning to the church a little before 2 PM.
Children Volunteers - We welcome children volunteers to help cook who are at least about 10 years old. Those are who are looking to help in the kitchen 10 - 14 must have a parent volunteering with them. The first hour of cooking is mainly chopping onions, carrots and celery, browning meat and prepping the chicken for soup. From then on its full steam ahead to make and bag 12 loaves of sandwiches, final packing of the soup and chili and clean-up to get the servers off to make it to the shelter in time for lunch at 11. Children enjoy the sandwich making process. Sometimes we are also baking cookies for dessert, but lately we had desserts donated by a local bakery. There may also be some sorting and bagging of sundry items and toiletries. Children love to help. The 10 year age limit is an estimate. We have had children as young as 7 help, who have patience during the first hour when there is not as much they can do (they enjoy hearing about the whats and whys of STG). And we have had young children who require so much attention that they pull help from the kitchen. You are the best judge of your child’s maturity to be helpful in the kitchen.
Those looking to serve at the shelter must be 18 years old or older. Boston Public Health increased the age for volunteers November 2016, Please contact Art Davies with any questions at [email protected].
Donation Items - Soup To Go is always looking for gently used women's clothing (especially anything warm), new socks/underwear, travel-sized toiletries and gently used magazines and books. Please drop donations off in in the box on top of the rack in the church lobby.
Contact Rich Frank with questions.
Please do not park in the bank parking lot as they are open for Saturday hours. Park on Main or Miller Streets.
Thank you everyone for your support!