Dinner is served from 5pm to 7pm:
We are closed on Fridays and Sundays.
Bread & Roses's primary purpose is to ease the hunger of those in need in the Greater Lawrence area, and the evening meal program is our cornerstone program. We serve a full-course, nutritious dinner five evenings every week. Anyone who is hungry or in need is welcome. There are no questions asked, no forms to fill out and no charge for the meal. An average of 200 hot meals are served to homeless or needy families, veterns, seniors, and disabled individuals each evening. In addition, each guest receives supplemental food items after the meal to take home.
Bread and Roses provides those in need with 2-3 days of supplies on a case-by-case basis from our Emergency Food Pantry. If a guest requests emergency services, a referral is required, either through a letter or phone call, from a local social services organization. Click here for list of food pantries in the Greater Merrimack Valley.
In tandem with our network of partner community agencies, our Program Outreach Coordinator provides one-on-one case management to assist individuals and families with accessing healthy food, obtaining housing, securing gainful employment, health care and substance abuse treatment, and otherwise navigating social services more effectively.
Bread and Roses believes in an holistic approach to meeting the essential needs of our community members and strives to provide clothing, toiletries, diapers and infant formula when available. During the winter months, warm items such as coats, hats, scarves, gloves and socks is often critical, especially for those we serve living outdoors.
With the recent addition of an outreach van, we’re able to provide community food and essential items to a growing network of partner agencies serving seniors, immigrants, veterans, youth, disabled and homeless populations. This includes the delivery of complete hot meals served in environmentally friendly materials. Currently, this program is the only coordinated food outreach service active in Lawrence.