58 Newbury Street Lawrence, MA 01840
Dinner is served from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm:
We are closed on Fridays and Sundays.
MEAL SCHEDULE AND HOURS OF OPERATION
Families and individuals in need of food can access our food pantry with a referral Monday - Thursday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Referrals must be provided by a medical professional, social worker or case worker, or a representative from a similar social services agency. Referrals can be written or oral but must verify the family or individual circumstances. Thank you for respecting these procedures.
We do not offer food pantry items Friday - Sunday.
For the people hear us singing:
"Bread and Roses! Bread and Roses!
Hearts starve as well as bodies;
give us bread, but give us roses!"
Our name expresses our solidarity with all who struggle for food and dignity in their lives. We strive to be a center of hospitality where “bread” is available to all and where the beauty and dignity of each person, is valued.
Bread & Roses is a soup kitchen located in the center of Lawrence, MA - known as "The Immigrant City." Founded in 1980, our primary purpose is to ease the hunger in our community by providing a warm, nutritious meal to 120-150 individuals five nights each week - over 50,000 meals in one year. Our emergency pantry and community outreach programs deliver over 100,000 pounds of food every year to those in need.
We serve those living on benefits, the working poor, and the homeless. All in need are welcome to partake of a community meal in a peaceful, friendly environment. Since hunger relief is our main concern, there is no cost for the meal. Completely supported by private donations, we are guided by a spirit of hospitality, nonviolence, and respect for the dignity of each person who comes through our door.
We have long been a center of hope and caring for thousands in the Merrimack Valley struggling for survival. From the beginning, people of all different creeds, backgrounds and experiences have joined us as dinner guests, volunteers, and donors. We welcome this diversity, realizing that the coming together of so many is the first step in breaking down barriers and creating a community based on sharing, love, peace and justice.
Our name, Bread & Roses, comes from the title of a song written about the 1912 Lawrence Mill Strike. The song sings of the courageous women who participated in strikes, calling for bread for themselves and their starving families.
- 1912 Bread & Roses Strike Song