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 folks, we prepare and serve a meal here on the first and third Saturday of each month, year round. Calvary serves a meal on the second and forth Saturdays. 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 Abbe Wertz, abbewertz@yahoo.com or Kristie Colton, kriscolton@hotmail.com


The Giving Chalice

In the front left corner of the sanctuary you'll find the giving chalice, the place to leave non-perishable items to donate 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, which is open on Tuesday afternoons from 2-7 pm. For more information about the pantry, including how to volunteer and donate, click here.  

Community Action Drop In Center

On weekday mornings, 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. Open Monday through Friday from 8 am until noon, the Drop-In Center serves hot breakfast and coffee, and offers other kinds of support for people in need.  is open until noon Monday through Friday. For more information, click here.

Community Garden

In the summer we maintain a plot in the St James sponsored community garden. The vegetables grown in the garden are donated to local food pantries, and help provide fresh and healthy food to people in need.