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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

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 38,091 meals during 2014.

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 140-170, sometimes reaching as many as 250. 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

A very large donation of soups and broths made by St. Joseph/St. Mary churches as part a of 10-church food drive for the Meriden Soup Kitchen, organized through the Meriden Clergy Association.
Delivered on Nov. 19, 2015

Father Gerry Dziedzic (L)
Deacon Donald Smith (R


The Student Council of Thomas Hooker Elementary School ran a food drive on April 15-17, 2015 to benefit the Meriden Soup Kitchen. A total of 335 lbs. of non-perishable food was collected (exceeding the 268 lbs. collected in 2014) and delivered the Soup Kitchen on May 6. Our thanks to all the students and their families who participated in this drive to feed the hungry in Meriden.

Postal Food Drive - May 9, 2015

This institution is an equal opportunity provider


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