Prepare, Pack, and Distribute Meals for My Brother's Table
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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 served over 1 million free meals 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. Serving meals during the current stage of the pandemic (June 2021): My Brother's Table is continuing to offer all meals to-go and are only allowing a few guests into their large dining room at a time to allow for appropriate distancing. They are continuing to require masks for the time being in light of the fact that some guests are more likely to have compromising health issues than the general population. As a licensed restaurant, they follow all safe food handling practices which include: sanitation of surfaces, hand sanitizing stations, hand washing sink, hats and gloves, and a prohibition against sick staff from entering the workplace. Volunteers will be provided gloves and disposable masks are available for those who do not bring their own. Both the dining room and kitchen area are air conditioned. 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, please go to the loading dock around back on Washington street and ring the bell. 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.
Disaster & Emergency Services
Families, Homeless, Low-income Communities, People with Disabilities, Other, Military/Veterans
Age Minimum (with Adult): 10+, Minimum Age:12+, Orientation Required