Feeding the Hungry

Community Meals

For 15 years UUCH has collaborated with the Calvary Baptist Church to provide a Saturday hot meal to those in need in the Ashland street area.  Through volunteers from within the church and outside groups sponsored by a church member, the meal is prepared and served on the first and third Saturday of each month, year round  We serve anywhere from 30 to 70 individuals and families on any Saturday.  For information on volunteering or helping with the Community Meal program contact:  abbewertz@yahoo.com or kriscolton@hotmail.com


The Giving Chalice

Our congregation brings non perishable items to our giving chalice each Sunday, items are donated to the Liz Murphy Open Hand Pantry.


Liz Murphy Open Hand Pantry

St James and St John the Baptist collaborate to sponsor a Food pantry located in the UUCH basement on Tuesday afternoons.  See: http://www.stjamesandjohnhaverhill.org/87 for more information about the Open Hand Pantry and for how to volunteer or donate.

Community Action Drop In Center

Monday through Friday the UUCH basement houses the CAI Drop-In Center which serves as Haverhill's only drop-in day program for the area's homeless and indigent individuals. The Drop-In Center is open until noon Monday through Friday. For more information, see https://www.communityactioninc.org/programs/food/dropin-center

Community Garden

UUCH regularly maintains a plot in the St James sponsored community garden.  All produce from the garden harvested by UUCH supplies area Food Pantries.