With our Community Kitchen, launched in 2013, we're connecting with people in need and putting our values into action. Thanks to the support of our congregation, local donors, and dozens of volunteers, we're getting help to people who need it.
We serve hot, healthy meals in our welcoming dining room;
We pack and deliver weekend food backpacks for at-risk students in West Hartford schools;
We distribute fresh produce and meats from the Foodshare mobile pantry and our own Food Pantry;
We make and deliver sandwiches to downtown Hartford soup kitchens.
Our Partnerships Help Donations Go Further
West Hartford Rotary Club
Boy Scouts Troop 44
Thanks to these partners and our own hardworking volunteers who donate their time, we can deliver our services very efficiently. Your donations go a long way at the Community Kitchen:$25 buys a hot breakfast for 25 people
$50 will fill 50 backpacks with weekend food for hungry kids
$100 makes 50 hearty, healthy hot lunches
To Make a Donation:
Your tax-deductible contribution helps us to continue and expand our programs.
Fern Street Community Kitchen
c/o The Universalist Church
433 Fern Street
West Hartford, CT 06107
Make checks payable to The Universalist Church with the notation “Food Ministry Fund” in the memo section of your check. 100% of your donation will support the Community Kitchen.
Every other Monday, year-round
Every other Monday, year-round. Cooks and setup teams arrive by 7:30 AM.
Weekend Food Backpacks
Wednesdays & Thursdays during the school year.Volunteer hours are flexible.
To volunteer, please sign up in advance:
Weekly Donation Pickups
Big Y - Fridays between 11AM -1PM
To join our rotating list of drivers, contact:
"Have a Heart" Sandwiches
Tuesdays, 8:45, year round
This program is fully staffed thanks to a dedicated volunteer team.To sign up as a substitute: email@example.com