Bristol Lodge

Soup Kitchen

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Now offering daily meals To Go!

In order to ensure that we meet the needs of those who rely on the MHSA Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen located at 545 Moody St. for nutritious meals while minimizing the risk of spreading the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be providing meals on a takeout basis only until further notice.  Takeout meals will be available Monday-Friday between 4:30 pm and 5:30pm.  All are welcome.  We kindly request that people who receive takeout food help keep the neighborhood clean and properly dispose of all trash.  We appreciate your ongoing support and understanding.

Tel: 781-883-2050

Fax: 781-899-8305

Annette Poirier

Program Director

Immanuel United Methodist Church

545 Moody St.,

Waltham, MA 02453

Open every day

The Soup Kitchen is open 365 days per year from 4:00-6:00pm 

All in need are welcome

Anyone in need of nutritious food is welcome; there is no eligibility criteria to participate

Hot meals, plus snacks

Snacks and coffee served at 4:00pm, followed by hot meal service at 5:00pm

On lower level of church

Enter via side door on Cherry Street; located in the Immanuel United Methodist Church


About the program

A staple of Waltham and surrounding communities, the Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen has been serving hot, nutritious meals to those in need for the last three decades.  Every evening, dedicated volunteers from throughout the Metro Boston area gather to prepare and serve food to up to 100 community members without access to affordable, healthy food.  
While volunteer groups range in size and frequency of service, those giving back at the Soup Kitchen perform site setup, cleanup and variety of other tasks to maintain the Food Bank’s cleanliness, organization and overall condition.  Soup Kitchen employees oversee the facility each afternoon and evening, ensuring that participants are served nutritious meals in a clean and welcoming environment.
In addition to an ongoing partnership with the Greater Boston Food Bank, the Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen relies on food donations from volunteer groups and community partners. Donations include a variety of proteins, vegetables, fruits, grains and dairy.  With tens of thousands of meals served annually, the Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen continues to be a critical resource for individuals and families in Waltham and beyond.