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For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.  Matthew 25:35


Please Note:
As of 3/15/24, we are not currently accepting volunteer applications.
We have recently been blessed with an unusually large number of applicants,
and so are fully staffed at the present.

The Meriden Soup Kitchen, founded in 1983 in Meriden CT, feeds the hungry. A complete nutritious meal is served 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Monday-Friday throughout the year, In 1983, a total of 7,030 meals were served, increasing to 38,108 meals during 2023.

Seven teams of volunteers prepare and serve the meals which generally consist of hot soup, a hot entrée (usually with a vegetable and a carbohydrate), freshly made salad, bread and butter, hot and cold beverages, and a variety of desserts. Clients are able to take home a variety of wrapped bakery items supplied by area stores, along with fresh vegetables and fruits when available.

The number of meals served daily averages between 140-200, sometimes reaching as many as 225. Anyone who enters the MSK is served a meal – sex, age, nationality or any other criteria are not factors. An accurate tabulation of meals served daily is maintained. During the weekend, meals are available from the nearby Salvation Army.

Location: First Baptist Church, 460 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450
Mail address: Meriden Soup Kitchen, PO Box 2138, Meriden, CT 06450
Hours: Mon - Fri from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Who May Come: All are welcome
Cost: Free

Kiwanis "Souper Bowl" Food Drive
Feb. 12, 2024
9800 food items + $1075

Many thanks to Meriden Kiwanis and its service clubs
(Roger Sherman K-Kids Club, Platt Key Club, Thomas Hooker K-Kids Club,
Casimir Pulaski K-Kids Club, Israel Putnam K-Kids Club,
Washington Builders Club

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Archbishop's Annual Appeal
$7300 to benefit the MSK - Oct. 23, 2023


US Postal Service Annual Food Drive
May 13, 2023

An unusually large amount was collected and delivered by the US Postal Service drivers. Many thanks to them for all their hard work and to those who donated!


This institution is an equal opportunity provider


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