Since June 1991, Neighborhood Supper has been providing a free meal and a place of community every Tuesday evening at the Congregational Church in Littleton. Neighborhood Supper is a nonprofit organization modeled after meals served in the nearby towns of Acton, Maynard, and Concord, and coordinated to occur on a night not covered by these towns. Many come out of financial need, but many come for companionship or to have someone to talk to. It is supported by donations from local businesses, organizations and individuals and run by volunteers from four Littleton Churches: Congregational Church of Littleton, First Baptist Church of Littleton, First Church Unitarian, Blessed Trinity Parish-St. Anne’s Catholic, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Responsibility for the preparation and serving of the meal rotates weekly between the churches. FCU cooks on the third Tuesday of every month. Volunteers include cooks, servers, shoppers, and dish washers; up to 20 or more volunteers are involved each week. They begin to arrive early in the afternoon to start cooking the evening meal and set the tables. As the guests arrive, plates of food will be delivered to them. Our church has two regular seasonal meals: beef stew with mashed potatoes and buttered carrots in the winter and pasta salad, sliced ham and fresh fruit in the summer. And of course we always have brownies for dessert. An average of 40 to 60 people are served each week.
During the pandemic we have suspended serving hot meals in person. We are now preparing frozen meals that can be picked up at the Congregational Church on Tuesday evenings as well as during office hours.
Neighborhood Supper is supported by donations. It is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization; all gifts are tax deductible. If you would like to make a donation, please send it to Neighborhood Supper, P. O. Box 112, Littleton MA 01460-0112.