Mt. Calvary Community Supper of Acton

Mt. Calvary Community Supper of Acton Every Wednesday between 5:00 - 6:00 PM we serve a homemade, hot supper "to go" in the parking lot behind Fellowship Hall of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church located at 472 Massachusetts Avenue, Acton, MA. All are welcome!

We are the only active community supper in Acton. Though the location and name of community supper has changed through the years, and there was a year it did not operate, the mission has remained the same - to alleviate food insecurity and social isolation. Since 2012 we have served approximately 35,000 meals. We have been supported and joined by regular meal sponsors who range from private individuals to elected officials and community organizations. Mt. Calvary Community Supper would not be possible without the 140+ rotating volunteers who pick up food, set out outside tents and tables, cook, serve and clean up. Our leadership team is also all volunteer. Our volunteer community is remarkable and we welcome new faces! We are thankful for all who make supper possible every week as well as the wonderful kitchen and space provided by the church. We welcome anyone who wishes to enjoy of a nutritious meal and experience a sense of belonging in a place where all are treated with respect and dignity. Supper is distributed every Wednesday evening from 5PM to 6PM in the driveway of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church of Acton. Please, follow the direction of the traffic control volunteer to line up your car as directed. PLEASE WEAR A MASK AS ALL TIMES AS YOU ENTER THE DRIVEWAY AND UNTIL YOU EXIT. We are dedicated to welcoming all in need of a nutritious meal and a sense of belonging and treat each guest with respect and dignity. All are welcome every Wednesday evening.Church.

Mission: Mt. Calvary Community Supper of Acton strives to alleviate food insecurity and social isolation for our neighbors in need of a nutritious meal and sense of belonging.

Operating as usual

A night to honor Heather Makris! The staff of Conant School gave a special gift of love to Heather Wed the 26th. In reco...
08/31/2020

A night to honor Heather Makris! The staff of Conant School gave a special gift of love to Heather Wed the 26th. In recognition of her many years as the school nurse, they sponsored our Summer BBQ with the help of Blackbird Cafe. It was wonderful to have so many of her friends join us to serve all the guests who rolled on by on such a beautiful night. As the ladies did a dance with the tents outside, the cooks, Pam and Mary and the prep team assembled 170 inside meals. By 4:45pm the driveway was jammed and the party began. Many thanks to Huge for orchestrating the 5 lines by himself. And to Katie and Sean for being our multi-taskers and runners. Heather and her friends greeted everyone with a meal and Rich, Bernadette, Aparna and Sean handed out veggies and Cumbies. - Oh my, and we received the largest Zucchini ever from the Food Project of Lincoln. What a meal in itself. Paula, you were the queen of clean-up in the kitchen! Best wishes to Heather in her retirement and thank you Conant School Staff.

Remember when Boxborough Minutemen came to the rescue during the Revolutionary War? Well it isn't the 1700's but they ar...
08/22/2020

Remember when Boxborough Minutemen came to the rescue during the Revolutionary War? Well it isn't the 1700's but they are still among us and Wednesday they joined forces and sponsored our entire Supper! Another 170 meals were handed out thanks to the cook and packaging teams. And 2 industrious ladies did all the kitchen clean up. How is is possible that so much can be accomplished by our volunteers? Well it because everyone has been so generous with their time and energy at our greatest time of need. Our number of guests has more than doubled in the last 6 months and the Drive-thru Supper keeps on flowing smoothly. To all of you who believe in our mission to help alleviate hunger and share friendship, we are so very grateful. And to the fantastic men with the muskets, you are the best!!

Prior to the pandemic a lovely lady named Judy James approached us to propose a partnership between Acton Congregational...
08/16/2020

Prior to the pandemic a lovely lady named Judy James approached us to propose a partnership between Acton Congregational Church and Mt. Calvary Community Supper to aid in our need for volunteers. Little did we know that by the time we had been transformed into a Drive-thru Supper that Judy would miraculously find over 50 individuals to aid in our need to adjust to COVID19 restrictions by rotating over 140 support staff each month. It is through the generosity of those volunteers and so many from across our communities that we continue to prepare 170 meals each week and some how withstand the oppressive heat both inside and outside Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. so that all who roll on by have a healthy meal and a welcomed greeting.

Many thanks to Judy for sponsoring the entire meal and honoring all the the dedicated volunteers.

If you happened to roll on by this past Wed, you would  have seen all of the volunteers trying to keep their shoes from ...
08/02/2020

If you happened to roll on by this past Wed, you would have seen all of the volunteers trying to keep their shoes from melting into the driveway! What a HOT night. Barb Frank and the teams from Congregation Beth Elohim were so fantastic to tolerate the heat both inside the kitchen and prep areas and outside. To make it seem a bit cooler, the Breakfast for Dinner meal was quite a hit. It was great to have families join us for prep and distribution. In particular, Isabela had a great time greeting each guest to pass out our August menus. Part of the challenge of COVID19 and social distancing can put a stain on limited numbers of volunteers permitted to work in any one space. It was amazing to see teams of 2 and 3 take on the entire preparation , packing, distribution and clean up for 170 meals. SO many thanks to all who made it a successful night despite the heat. We look forward to seeing more people next week, but do watch the weather report in case it has an impact on our service.

A huge thank you Katie and Luke, owners of Blackbird Cafe of Acton for sponsoring our meal on the 22nd. This is the 3rd ...
07/26/2020

A huge thank you Katie and Luke, owners of Blackbird Cafe of Acton for sponsoring our meal on the 22nd. This is the 3rd month in a row that they have dedicated themselves to providing all of our guests a delicious grilled cheeseburger. That is no small feat as we have grown from cooking for 100 guests to now up to 170! Katie and Luke, you are truly amazing to support Mt. Calvary Community Supper with such labor intensive generocity. A sincere thank you from all of us.
In addition to Blackbird's support we also had a wonderful team of volunteers to help the afternoon and evening run smoothly. Cooking, distributing and then clean-up has become more automatic with our enhanced drive-thru Supper but it takes many to do so. With COVID19 compliance restrictions we now have nearly 145 volunteers who rotate throughout our weeks of each month. To her credit, we all wish to acknowledge Lanette who has the immense job of make certain we are always fully staffed. Thank you!

Stay Cool and Be Safe!

Since the inception of a community supper in Acton as far back as 1985, Carol Lake has devoted her time to volunteer at ...
07/17/2020

Since the inception of a community supper in Acton as far back as 1985, Carol Lake has devoted her time to volunteer at every reiteration. When Mt. Calvary Community Supper came to be in April 2012, Carol was right there to offer her desire and energy to help our neighbors in need of a nutritious meal and friendship. She has been loved my so many, including the student volunteers who helped to prep the beverage tables. On July 15th, Carol sponsored our entire meal for 170 guests as a way to remember and support the thousands of people who have stopped by her beverage tables every Wednesday. Thank you Carol for all your devotion to MCCS. It was another beautiful night that was successful through the many volunteers who kept the happy energy high. From cooking 25 pounds of pasta, cooking and slicing 40# of pork tenderloin, packing all the meals, fresh vegetables, along with Cumbies and Panera donations, and all the set-up, break down and cleaning - everyone had a smile behind the mask. Oh and then there was the racoon in the dumpster that was awaiting his own meal!!

The 8th of July marked a bittersweet day at our Supper. 8 years ago Pastor Tim Knapp opened the doors of the church and ...
07/12/2020

The 8th of July marked a bittersweet day at our Supper. 8 years ago Pastor Tim Knapp opened the doors of the church and welcomed the creation of Mt. Calvary Community Supper. This night Lynne Osborn, a steadfast volunteer, sponsored our weekly meal in honor of Pastor Knapp for all of his support and to wish him well in his retirement. We will miss you Pastor.

It took the muscle of many to put up our three tents and we were so grateful for the rain that held off this week. Thank you to the Boxborough Minutemen who made both set up and breaking down go so well. And many thanks for the Food Coop Program of Lincoln who provided us with freshly picked produce to share with our 165 guests. In addition to cooking and distributing our meals this week, we owe dad and son, Chris and Clark, a huge thanks for the cookies they bake for us each week and all the sweeping and cleaning at the end of the evening so we are prepared for another week. We are so blessed with all our volunteers.

Thank you United Church of Christ of Boxborough for sponsoring and helping to ensure that 165 meals were enjoyed on July...
07/04/2020

Thank you United Church of Christ of Boxborough for sponsoring and helping to ensure that 165 meals were enjoyed on July 1st. Your kindness and friendship were felt by all our our guests and other volunteers. As the summer turns on its heat, it is always rewarding to see all the guests roll through our drive-way and share a smile with us. It is one time during the week when we can forget how our "new normal" has changed our lives and continue our mission of helping to alleviate food insecurity and social isolation in our community. Through all of our volunteers and sponsors we will continue to share the love.

Well we knew that sooner or later our fantastic drive thru was bound to have rain. Fortunately the kitchen and prep insi...
06/30/2020

Well we knew that sooner or later our fantastic drive thru was bound to have rain. Fortunately the kitchen and prep inside ran smoothly but after the initial outside paration mother nature gave us a downpour. Perfect timing as it did not interfere with our greeting of guests. It was another delicious summer cookout meal from Kate and Luke of Backbird Cafe. Thank you to everyone of our volunteers who continue to bring smiles to the faces of all our guests.

Do you remember when we were so cold and couldn't wait for summer? Well, it is here with a bang. Fortunately we now  hav...
06/20/2020

Do you remember when we were so cold and couldn't wait for summer? Well, it is here with a bang. Fortunately we now have 3 new tents to protect our food and volunteers from the sun and heat. It has become a weekly ritual to stage our driveway. (with a lot of laughs)
This week we had the pleasure of being sponsored by ABUW and welcoming the Kirkland family. Mimi, Jim, and their daughters brought with them a very special gift. The students of the AB Extended Day Program chose to share their fundraising proceeds with the community through gift cards from the West Side Creamery. The Kirklands chose several guests to receive these gifts. How thrilled they were to be given this love. What a great way to give a jump start to our summer drive-thru Supper. ICE CREAM!

Thank you to all the volunteers inside and out, from cooking 170 meals, prepping, distribution, put-up, take-down and the final cleaning to ensure we are sanitized a ready for our next Supper. OH and always many thanks to the traffic control team who makes certain all the cars move smoothly through our lines.

For many who have not been able to join us at Supper, we continue to think of you and wish you good health. Be Safe.

Clearly I am lacking in my tech skills today. Here are all the  pics from our Supper last week with West Acton Baptist C...
06/18/2020

Clearly I am lacking in my tech skills today. Here are all the pics from our Supper last week with West Acton Baptist Church. So many helping hands. Thank you again.

You know when the ladies from the West Acton Baptist Church come in to support their sponsored meal that there are many ...
06/18/2020

You know when the ladies from the West Acton Baptist Church come in to support their sponsored meal that there are many smiles behind the masks. Thank you so much for packaging ALL those meals that Susan and Rose prepared. It was a wonderful night for Supper. One of our Dinner Managers keeps praying for good weather and it certainly held again. It was a perfect night as the guests rolled by the tents for a delicious meal. Thank you to everyone for making it another successful Supper.

Oh what a night for a drive-thru cookout with burgers, dogs and brats! Many thanks to the Action Lion's Club for sponsor...
05/28/2020

Oh what a night for a drive-thru cookout with burgers, dogs and brats! Many thanks to the Action Lion's Club for sponsoring our steaming night and to Katie and Luke Kenny of Blackbird Cafe for providing us with delicious cheeseburgers with all the works. It took the muscle of Minutemen, Lions, and additional volunteers to erect 3 tents and multiple tables to protect the food from melting - along with the staff. It definitely felt as though summer has begun. To all who make our mission continue each week, we are truly grateful. With the support of so many we are helping all of our guests to receive a healthy meal and many smiles behind the masks. Be well and Be safe!

Our Cinco de Mayo supper showed our festive community spirit! As guests drove into the parking lot of Mt. Calvary Luther...
05/08/2020

Our Cinco de Mayo supper showed our festive community spirit! As guests drove into the parking lot of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church - Acton, MA, they were greeted by a cactus volunteer sentry and our festively dressed masked server banditos! Guests took home a Mexican meal of a stuffed burrito, black beans and rice. We are humbled to have the support of so many volunteers who make sure we keep bringing meals and friendship to anyone who stops by. Meals can be picked up every Wednesday beginning at 5pm. All are welcome!

We would like to share an article that was on Patch.com. We are so grateful to all our volunteers who have been working ...
05/08/2020
91 Volunteers Ensure Residents Are Fed: Acton Heroes

We would like to share an article that was on Patch.com. We are so grateful to all our volunteers who have been working so hard to keep our Supper going in light of COVID-19. Life is a bit different without a sit-down dinner but the drive-thru takeout meals are being handed out with much love and friendship.
To all our volunteers who are unable to be with us, you are truly missed. Be Well and Be Safe, Everyone.

https://patch.com/massachusetts/acton/91-volunteers-ensure-residents-are-fed-acton-heroes

Our community supper isn't put off by clouds or COVID-19! Last week our amazing volunteers cooked and packaged a hot mea...
04/30/2020

Our community supper isn't put off by clouds or COVID-19! Last week our amazing volunteers cooked and packaged a hot meal so more volunteers could staff our parking lot and give them out to over 100 guests! We miss seeing everyone indoors but are happy to share some wonderful homemade cloth masks, also made and donated by a volunteer. We are truly blessed to have such giving and committed people. We are serving supper every Wednesday night at 5PM in the parking lot at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church - Acton, MA. All are welcome!

Though the sit-down dinner has become a drive-thru take-out, the spirit and dedication of our Mt. Calvary Community Supp...
04/27/2020

Though the sit-down dinner has become a drive-thru take-out, the spirit and dedication of our Mt. Calvary Community Supper volunteers is endless. We are so grateful to all who are supporting our mission to ensure that all our neighbors in need of a healthy dinner can pick up a meal every Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm. Please, know that we are here for you and offer a huge helping of friendship as you roll through the lines. Looking forward to seeing you this week for summer sandwiches, sponsored by Congregation Beth Elohim.

We gave out over 110 meals last week, thanks to the generosity of Senator Jamie Eldridge who sponsored the supper. His t...
04/13/2020

We gave out over 110 meals last week, thanks to the generosity of Senator Jamie Eldridge who sponsored the supper. His tireless support for those in need in our district is well known and is evident ever more so now during the COVID outbreak. We thank all our volunteers who arrive in masks and work with safe distancing to prepare, serve and clean up every week. We don't usually name names, but we think extraordinary times merit their recognition: Sue R., Sandra M., Toni R., Mike G., Gary D., John & Janis R., Jeff & Daniele P., Chip, Jen, Cece & Eliza O., dinner managers Jack B. & Pam F., head cook Rose S. and, of course, sponsor Jamie E. We thank our amazing ongoing supporters at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church - Acton, MA who give us a place to make this happen every week. If you or anyone you know would like a meal on Wednesday night, we begin giving them out in the parking lot at 5PM. Next week we are serving a homemade mac n' cheese and ham dinner. All are welcome!

Mt. Calvary Community Supper of Acton's cover photo
04/10/2020

Mt. Calvary Community Supper of Acton's cover photo

The Acton-Boxborough Beacon caught us in action taking precautions to keep everyone safe for our new outdoor delivery of...
04/02/2020

The Acton-Boxborough Beacon caught us in action taking precautions to keep everyone safe for our new outdoor delivery of supper meals every Wednesday. We are so grateful to our volunteers who are heroes at this time. We encourage our community to support our efforts by making a donation so we can keep cooking meals for 100+ every week, no questions asked! A donation of $5 "fills a plate," $25 feeds a family of five and $300 sponsors an entire supper. Donations can be made on the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church - Acton, MA website page (please select a donation for Community Supper) or you can mail your check to us at 472 Massachusetts Avenue, Acton, MA. If you know anyone who would appreciate a hot meal on Wednesday night, we begin serving at 5PM. We provide one per person. All are welcome!

PHOTOS: Check out our photo gallery from Wednesday's Mt. Calvary Community Supper of Acton's to-go meal distribution at the church on Massachusetts Avenue in Acton.

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This week's supper served over 80 Corned Beef and Cabbage in our new, curbside service! While no one was really on rolle...
03/21/2020

This week's supper served over 80 Corned Beef and Cabbage in our new, curbside service! While no one was really on roller skates, we packaged up meals and set up a table outside so people could drive right up and go! If you or anyone you know would like a meal, you can stop by the parking lot Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church - Acton, MA next Wednesday, March 25. Meal distribution begins at 5PM. We hope everyone remains well and takes a moment to call a friend or neighbor to keep our community spirit alive. We'll keep you fed! All are welcome.

03/13/2020
Mt. Calvary Community Supper of Acton

Please be advised that even though the AB schools are closed, we will continue to offer take-out meals for guests to pick-up between 5pm and 6pm. No beverage or snack service. No Dining Room entry. Please read the following new schedule.

Changes to Our Supper starting March 18, 2020

We are working very hard to make thoughtful and careful decisions about Mt. Calvary Community Supper in light of COVID-19 virus. Our utmost concern is for the health and well-being of our guests and volunteers.

Until further notice, we will no longer be serving a sit-down dinner. We will only be preparing carry-out meals. This is a fluid situation. We are following recommendations from the Acton Board of Health and will adjust accordingly as the situation changes.

PROCEDURES:
When:
- Meals will be available from 5:00-6:00pm (no exception) or until we run out.
Please, no early arrivals.

Where:
- Pickup will be at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church of Acton in back parking lot.

Things to remember:
- Most importantly, please do not come if you or anyone in your car feel ill.
- One meal per person.
- Bring your own bags so food does no t spill in your car.

We will post further information regarding any changes on the following sites:
- Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church website: mtcalvaryacton.org
- Our page at: facebook.com/CommunitySupperofActonMA
- Local Newspapers: The Patch.com, The Beacon, action unlimited
- Community Service Organizations: Senior Centers, Housing Authority

We sincerely wish all of you good health and hope that we will be back together as a family in the fellowship hall soon.


Mt. Calvary Community Supper, 472 Massachusetts Ave., Acton, MA 01720

Every Wednesday between 5:00 - 6:00 PM we serve a homemade, hot supper "to go" in the parking lot behind Fellowship Hall of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church located at 472 Massachusetts Avenue, Acton, MA. All are welcome!

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472 Massachusetts Ave
Acton, MA
01720

Opening Hours

Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(978) 263-5156

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Supper Schedule & Menu

July 3 Crispy Fried Chicken & Macaroni Salad

July 10 Meatball Subs

July 17 BBQ Sliced Pork Sandwiches

July 24 Summer BBQ: Hot Dogs and Hamburgers

July 29 Summer Breakfast for Dinner: Scrambled Eggs and Sausages

All meals are served in “to go” containers with dessert packaged separately.

We will continue to distribute sandwiches and prepared foods from Cumberland Farms as they are donated to us.

Supper is served on Wednesday at 5PM in the parking lot of Mt Calvary Lutheran Church. People should wait in their cars until we start handing out meals or enjoy socializing 6’ apart in our parking lot.

All are welcome!

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