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Prepare, Pack, and Distribute Meals for My Brother's Table

About this project: My Brother's Table is a soup kitchen in Lynn that serves free meals to anyone who comes to their door in need. They are open 365 days a year and believe hospitality is just as important as the food they serve. They have been providing close to 1 million free meals each year since March of 2020. Everyone is welcome at My Brother's Table with no screening or questions asked.

Volunteers help with a variety of tasks every day of the year. Right now, all food is prepared to-go and on weekdays they serve soup and sandwiches from 12:00 to 4:00 and a hot meal from 4:00 to 6:00. On weekends a hot meal is served from 2:00 to 4:30. Volunteers are vital in helping to prepare and serve these meals to guests. Volunteers are welcome to sign-up for multiple shifts on the same day if their schedule allows.

Pandemic Safety Update: In accordance with government guidance MBT has lifted the mask mandate for all guests and volunteers.  Masks are still provided for anyone who would prefer to wear one. If you are sick or think you have had exposure to the flu or Covid 19 they encourage you to call and cancel your shift.  

For now they are continuing to serve all meals to-go, though they are in the beginning stages of updating our dining room so that they will be able to serve both sit down and to-go meals in the future.

Credit and Signing In:  There is a 3 ring binder in the front office that volunteers should sign into on weekdays. On weekends there is a binder in the dining room where volunteers should sign in.  This will allow them to confirm your hours on the Boston Cares site.  Please allow 2 or 3 days for the credit to show up.

Address of Volunteer Opportunity: 98 Willow Street Lynn, MA 01901

MBTA Accessibility: Oxford St @ Washington St (Bus Stop), Washington St @ Munroe St (Bus Stop)

Parking and directions: This project takes place in Lynn, MA. There is a parking lot for the kitchen right across the way on Liberty Street across from Barker Court.  You can also park on the street for up to 2 hours.  Please sign up for a shift below and you will be sent the exact address. On weekdays, ring the bell on Willow street to be let in.  On weekends, for the 12:00 shift please go to the loading dock around back on Washington street and ring the bell.  For the 2:30 shift you can enter through the guest entrance which is in the courtyard just to the right of the front door.

Youth-Friendly: Ages 10 and up welcome (children aged 10-14 must be accompanied by an adult).

English Learner Friendly:  Many shifts (especially the 10:30 to 1:00 shift) have at least one Spanish speaker on staff. Many tasks are easy to learn with minimal English skills necessary.

At Boston Cares, we recognize that diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental values that guide our mission and work. Boston Cares is committed to creating a community where everyone is valued, respected, and can come and participate as their authentic selves. We expect that all volunteers and partners join us in promoting a safe and supportive space for everyone.

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Age Minimum (with Adult): 10+, Minimum Age:12+

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