The Meriden Soup Kitchen was founded in 1983 as a tax-exempt 501(c)3 corporation, and has been serving the residents of Meriden for the past 33 years. During that period, it has remained entirely volunteer-driven, with no paid staff.

 

It currently resides in its fourth home. Initially it operated at the Main Street Baptist Church, then the Salvation Army, then the Unitarian-Universalist Church, and now at the First Baptist Church of Meriden. During these years, countless volunteers have worked to provide nourishing meals to those in need.

 

Over this period, it has relied on the generosity of many foundations, religious organizations, corporate entities, civic organizations, schools and individual donors, who have generously provided both monetary and in-kind assistance.

 

Year

Meals Served

2016 38729
2015 36677
2014 38091

2013

41291

2012

41036

2011

33297

2010

35267

2009

32090

2008

35387

2007

30230

2006

27493

2005

23536

2004

23200

2003

26324

2002

21772

2001

20142