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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 39,061 meals during 2019.

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

Kiwanis "Souper Bowl" Food Drive
Feb. 27, 2021

Many, many thanks to Meriden Kiwanis and
its service clubs.
A total of 2856 food items plus $1184 in cash and food cards were donated, delivered, sorted and placed on shelves at the MSK.
Great job!

Food collection on 11/6/19 for the MSK by Tucker Mechanical, 367 Research Pkwy., Meriden.
A large amount of non-perishable food was collected with a $250 cash donation to boot!
Many thanks to the Tucker employees!

Post Office Annual Food Collection 5/11/19 - 10 postal truck loads of non-perishable food
25-30 volunteers from the Wilcox High School National Honor Society helped with sorting

The Student Council of Thomas Hooker Elementary School completed a food drive to benefit the clients of the Meriden Soup Kitchen, and it was delivered on April 24, 2019 by Pete Stoker and Matt Dominello. This is the eighth year that Hooker has mounted a food drive, which this year brought in an amazing 307 lbs. of non-perishable food. Many thanks to the students, parents and staff of Thomas Hooker for this very successful drive.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider


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