Saturday’s/Sunday’s Bread is a program that serves free hot meals to people in need in Boston every Saturday and Sunday at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 35 Bowdoin Street, Boston. Its mission is to provide healthy meals in a safe and inviting atmosphere. Saturday’s/Sunday’s Bread is an interfaith, interracial, interdenominational activity of people concerned with the hungry in the Boston area.
One Sunday each month, the United Parish sends a team of volunteers to St. John the Evangelist on Beacon Hill to help prepare and serve a meal to about 100 guests. We set up, chop salads, cook, run the dishwasher, decorate with placemats, serve cookies, or do any of a variety of jobs while meeting a wonderful group of people. We work from 12:30-4:30 and often feel energized when we are done.
Saturday’s/Sunday’s Bread guests love the small toiletries provided at hotels. We invite you to collect such toiletries during your travels and bring them to church for volunteers to take with us when we serve meals. You can put your donations on the bottom shelf of the gray cabinet provided for the Brookline Food Pantry in the Marion Street lobby.
Saturday's/Sunday's Bread is currently on hiatus.
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Saturday’s/Sunday’s Bread is a program that serves free hot meals to people in need in Boston every Saturday and Sunday. Its mission is to provide healthy meals in a safe and inviting atmosphere. Saturday’s/Sunday’s Bread is an interfaith, interracial, interdenominational activity of people concerned with the hungry in the Boston area.
Saturday’s/Sunday’s Bread has been one of United Parish’s long-standing ministry partners and they have made the difficult decision to dissolve the organization. Their model of renting or borrowing a kitchen and dining hall to serve the meals is no longer viable. They have spent six and a half years searching for a new location without any luck. They are sad to discontinue this outreach program but they are proud of the 350,000 meals served over 33 years. If you know of a location they should check out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A benefit concert for Saturday’s/Sunday’s Bread will be held Friday, March 21 at 8:30 PM at Williams Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston.
It’s a recital by cellist Sam Ou, who volunteers at SSB through Old South Church. The concert will also feature Harry Huff, organist & pianist; and Adriana Repetto, soprano in a program of mostly Bach (it will be his 239th birthday). Sam Ou is assistant string chair at NEC’s Preparatory School and School of Continuing Education. Harry Huff is Minister of Music at Old South and Music Director at Harvard Divinity School. Adriana Repetto teaches at Emerson College.
The program will be: Bach's Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major; Bach's Gamba Sonata No. 3 in G Minor; vocal music by Massenet, Previn, Bernstein, and (of course) Bach; and Bach's Suite No. 6 in D Major.
Admission is free, but voluntary donations will be appreciatively accepted during intermission and the post-concert reception, with 100% of all contributions going to Saturday's/Sunday's Bread, a ministry many from United Parish participate in one Sunday a month.
It will be a wonderful evening of music. Please come to the concert and please pass this news along to anyone you know who might be interested in the music or in helping support Saturday’s/Sunday’s Bread.