Founded in 1982, Community Kitchens receives donations from businesses, community groups, towns, and individuals. The non-profit organization serves around 13,000 meals annually at its five sites. It’s “a friendly place to meet and eat”; all meals are free and all are welcome.
Now serving as the Community Kitchens host site for Monday meals, we opened our doors for our first noontime meal on March 2, 2015. For decades, our volunteer cooks have prepared a meal on the second Monday of each month, transporting it to the United Methodist Church of North Grosvenordale. When that site closed, our church offered to take over the Monday meal every week.
Churches in our area take turns in preparing food and serving all guests who come. Joining us in this effort are East Woodstock Congregational Church, Christ Church of Pomfret, South Woodstock Baptist Church, and Congregational Church of Pomfret.
Our crew welcomes help with setup on Sunday after worship, and assistance with serving and cleanup any Monday, beginning at 9 a.m. Many people pitch in, and it’s a lot of fun. Contact people are Bob Kirk and Bruce Lyman.
Community Kitchens serves a meal each weekday at noon at different locations in the region. In addition to our Monday meal, other sites include:
Tuesdays: Faith United Methodist Church, Putnam (Grove & Bradley Streets)
Wednesdays: United Methodist Church, Danielson (9 Spring Street)
Thursdays: Seeking a new site in the Moosup area
Fridays: United Methodist Church, Moosup (11 South Main Street)