your organization, or would you individually, consider
hosting a food drive to benefit the clients of the Meriden
Soup Kitchen? As we feed an average of 150 hungry
clients daily (Monday – Friday), the need for food items
keeps increasing as the number of clients increases.
Please consider creating a food drive to collect
non-perishable food items. A few suggested techniques:
Create a group to organize the food drive
Create a plan including publicity, a goal, a schedule for
collecting, and networking with friends/company
During the drive, keep folks informed about the
progress made toward the goal.
Deliver the food items to the MSK at the First Baptist
Church, 460 Broad St., Meriden. Delivery may be made Mon
- Fri between 8:30am – 10:30am.
All items should be in non-breakable packaging (no glass
We cannot accept any items that have previously been opened.
The food items
we most need include (as of 3/8/2022):
Canned soups and broths
(corn, peas, carrots, potatoes)
Bottled water and individual juice packs
(about 6 oz. per container),
Elbow macaroni and other pasta (except
spaghetti and lasagna)
Margarine, olives, Italian dressing
Gravy (in cans)
Sandwich bags, paper towels, toilet
Note: we currently have plenty of rice on hand
non-perishable foods are very needed. Please note that large
size cans or cans with pop tops are much easier for our
volunteers to use.
Thank you so much for considering doing this community
project. For further information, please