Community Meal

Free food offered for the taking
Volunteers distributing free food
Volunteers preparing lunch bags
Some of our volunteers at work

Hello. We wanted to reach out and give you an update of what is happening with our meal and our plans. This has been an extremely difficult two years for our meal program. We have continued to serve the community by doing to-go lunches to try to keep everyone safe. Now it seems like Covid is more under control and we are ready to welcome our guests back into the hall. Starting Thursday, September 8th we will begin serving in person dinners. We are excited as cooking and serving everything to go is not as much fun as cooking and being able to share food and fellowship with our guests. This, however, will necessitate some changes to how we have done the program in the past. We ask for your patience as we navigate how to reopen and serve everyone in a safe environment.

We would like to thank all those who have contributed to our program over the last two years. We would not have been able to do this without your help and support. The Food Bank of Central New York, the Northern New York Community Foundation, Stewarts, Walmart, Music for the Mission, Massena Rotary, AmVets, IBEW Local 2032, Marine Corps League, Lady AmVets Post 4, Massena CSEA, Massena Savings and Loan, SeaComm, Frenchie’s Chevrolet, Manley Insurance Agency, Perras Environmental and all of the individual donors who have responded to our request and have helped make this all possible. Additionally, without the volunteers who prepare the meals by cooking, or bagging or cleaning up none of this would have been possible. This is a great team effort to “give back” to our community.

Drinks will be on the tables and the tables will be set and ready for you to eat in with family and friends. We are going to do this for a while until we figure out COVID and what other changes we need to make. Our teams of volunteers will be masked to help keep everyone healthy.

We are here to support you as our guests. If there is anything else we can do for you, please do not hesitate to let us know.

We have a Facebook page which contains our menu for the week and you can access information about the program through our website here. Select the tab for missions and you will see our program listed there.

In the meantime, stay healthy and enjoy the rest of the summer. We look forward to welcoming you back into the hall. If you have any questions, you can call the church office at 315-769-8036 or you can send us a message through Facebook or our webpage.

– Wishing you all the best,
Community Meal Volunteers
For more information, please see our Community Meal Brochure.
To view the upcoming menu, you can access that information on our Facebook page, Massena Free Community Meal.