Mt. Calvary Community Supper of Acton

Mt. Calvary Community Supper of Acton We serve a hearty and hot supper every Wednesday from 5:00 - 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church located at 472 Massachusetts Avenue, Acton, MA. Doors open at 4PM if you want to join for coffee and treats. 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 30,000 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 60+ rotating volunteers who pick up food, set 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 served every Wednesday evening from 5PM to 6PM in Fellowship Hall at Mt. Calvary Church. Doors open at 4:30PM with coffee, snacks, quiet time or conversation with old or new friends. All are welcome. Now beginning its 6th year in operation, Mt. Calvary Commnunity Supper has 60 rotating volunteers with no paid staff. As of April 2017 we have served over 20,000 free meals to neighbors in Acton and surrounding towns. 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 at the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. Dinner is served from 5 PM to 6PM.

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.

01/02/2020

Our first New Year's Day Supper reminded us of the joy of living generously. The T shirts (pictured below) were donated for supper guests who were served a "tailgating" style meal of hot dogs, homemade mac n'cheese and fresh salad sponsored by Acton-Boxborough United Way. A generous donation from Panera Bread allowed us to send delicious bread home with anyone who wanted some. It is the generosity of time given by our volunteers and those who donate to our supper that allows us to operate as well as Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church - Acton, MA who gives our kitchen a home! We invite you to join any Wednesday for a hot meal and a smile. All our welcome!

Mt. Calvary Community Supper of Acton
12/23/2019

Mt. Calvary Community Supper of Acton

12/23/2019

Our final holiday supper of the decade was one to remember! Founders Mike Tobia and Betty Andrews regaled themselves in red to greet our guests. A donation of turkeys from Lowe's Variety & Meat Shop created a hearty meal served by our wonderful volunteers. As a special treat our guests heard live music but also brought their own decorations and took home a box of freshly baked cookies made by a local donor. We are truly blessed to be surrounded by such generosity and kind spirits! We will be serving a supper on New Year's Day and we hope to see you there. ALL ARE WELCOME.

Our Mac n'Cheese and Chicken Tenders supper last week was sponsored by the West Acton Baptist Church. The members of thi...
12/16/2019

Our Mac n'Cheese and Chicken Tenders supper last week was sponsored by the West Acton Baptist Church. The members of this congregation are regular supporters of our mission. We welcome their smiling faces as do our guests!

12/12/2019

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Next week we will be serving our holiday Roast Turkey Dinner with all the flashy decorations and fixins'! It's a festive night of good cheer and we hope you can join us. The date is Wednesday December 18th. All are welcome.

We want to thank the Acton Lions Club for sponsoring our Picnic Ham Supper last week. It gave our cooks a big break beca...
12/12/2019

We want to thank the Acton Lions Club for sponsoring our Picnic Ham Supper last week. It gave our cooks a big break because a 30 pound platter of ham arrived all sliced and ready to serve from Idylwilde Farm along with a piping hot pot of beans and crispy fresh coleslaw. Lions Club members Cathy and Jean even joined to be servers! Our guests were grateful as we are to have such a generous community group in our midst.

Thanks to support from Bugles Across America, we were able to offer a roast pork dinner to local veterans this week. We ...
11/15/2019

Thanks to support from Bugles Across America, we were able to offer a roast pork dinner to local veterans this week. We are humbled by their service and honored to serve them. Next week our menu is a delicious turkey dinner with all the fixins'! Join us for some camaraderie or just to get an early Thanksgiving meal. All are welcome.

This Wednesday you will find a warm meal at 5PM in Fellowship Hall at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church - Acton, MA. We'll be ...
11/12/2019

This Wednesday you will find a warm meal at 5PM in Fellowship Hall at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church - Acton, MA. We'll be serving a roast pork dinner and hot soup! If that doesn't take the chill away, you can help yourself to a cup of hot coffee and join a conversation at your table or with one of our volunteers. All are welcome!

This week's supper was sponsored by Acton Congregational Church. They brought enthusiastic volunteers who helped prepare...
11/08/2019

This week's supper was sponsored by Acton Congregational Church. They brought enthusiastic volunteers who helped prepare and serve a hearty spaghetti and meatballs meal. ACC was the first home for community supper in Acton and it is wonderful to have their continued support for this mission. We thank everyone who joined and those in the ACC community who support the supper. We served 95 meals and in return we all received an abundance of gratitude and warmth from our guests!

October 30th was a fun night to celebrate Halloween and be treated to Chicken Paprikash, a delicious Hungarian dish. The...
11/02/2019

October 30th was a fun night to celebrate Halloween and be treated to Chicken Paprikash, a delicious Hungarian dish. The team from Congregation Beth Elohim arrived in the kitchen ready to create a special dish preceded by tomato soup with Halloween pasta. Everyone was in the swing including our special guest, Detective Mike Eracleo, from the Acton PD. Not everyone would don such a headdress while in uniform but Detective Mike joined right in with kitchen serving and then shared with our guests the services he wishes to provide our residents through his role in Family Services. Many thanks to Barbara Frank and her cooking and serving teams. It is always a delight to welcome them. We greatly appreciate their sponsorship and partnership in our mission to help alleviate food insecurity and social isolation in our community. Over 90 guests thoroughly enjoyed the festive meal.

10/27/2019

It's Halloween week and our Wednesday supper will be serving a spook-tacular meal! Our cooks will brew a cauldron of hot soup and might even be wearing Halloween headwear. Please join us for this special Halloween theme dinner and a bit of dress up fun. All are welcome in Fellowship Hall this week and every week at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church - Acton, MA. Dinner is served beginning at 5PM.

Thank you to our friends at Acton Congregational Church for sponsoring our supper this week. Our guests enjoyed roast po...
10/26/2019

Thank you to our friends at Acton Congregational Church for sponsoring our supper this week. Our guests enjoyed roast pork loin with mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans, with a starter of freshly made tomato soup. We are blessed to have the support of so many wonderful organizations in town. We are equally blessed to have wonderful volunteer cooks who make everything "just right." Fellowship Hall at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church - Acton, MA was full of warmth and full stomachs! Thank you one and all.

10/17/2019

Acton-Boxborough United Way sponsored our spaghetti and meatballs supper served in Fellowship Hall at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church - Acton, MA. We thank everyone who supports AB United Way. Your donations help neighbors in our community. Suppers are available for sponsorship in 2020 - we welcome all who wish to give and volunteer.

Sponsored by Acton Boxboro United Way
10/17/2019

Sponsored by Acton Boxboro United Way

Sponsored by Acton Boxboro United Way

Wednesday October 9th the family and friends of Robert R. Priest Jr. "Priesty" sponsored our Mt. Calvary Community Suppe...
10/13/2019

Wednesday October 9th the family and friends of Robert R. Priest Jr. "Priesty" sponsored our Mt. Calvary Community Supper. It was a terrific evening with Bob's favorite meal: Roast Turkey, mashed potatoes, butternut squash and carrot cakes. 120 guests enjoyed the delicious meal and were reminded of the significance of "the Afterglow." Many thanks to volunteers, Cathy, and Jen for providing this supper and Phyllis and her family and friends for sharing their love of their son and friend.

Think of the number of meals you have cooked in your lifetime. Any clue? Well Sunday Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church honored...
10/08/2019

Think of the number of meals you have cooked in your lifetime. Any clue? Well Sunday Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church honored one of their members who has cooked over 142,000 meals in the past 35 years!!!! Betty Andrews has been dedicated to providing meals to camps, missions, her church and community suppers at mind boggling rate. In addition to creating all those meals, Betty is also the founder of our Mt. Calvary Community Supper. It has been our immense pleasure to have Betty as an integral part of our "family." Though she will be taking a break from leading a cook team on a regular basis, she and her husband John will be our greeters throughout each month. As demonstrated by a lovely reception that was held in Betty's honor on Sunday, she is so loved. Thank you to her family and friends for making is such a special event for a "one of a kind" lady. Love you, Betty.

What do 4 lovely AB High School students do on a sunny day? Well, on Thursday October 3rd Lily, Sara, Hannah and Elizabe...
10/05/2019

What do 4 lovely AB High School students do on a sunny day? Well, on Thursday October 3rd Lily, Sara, Hannah and Elizabeth donned aprons and plastic gloves to hoe, sort, scrub, and polish all the cupboards and appliances at Mt. Calvary Community Supper. Does that sound Crazy!?
These wonderful students from the Youth in Philanthropy Club participated in Acton Boxborough United Way Day of Caring by choosing to lend our Supper a welcome hand. With the music blaring and the songs being sung and danced to, the students, along with ABUW member Shelley Sherman, brought the kitchen alive and finished with a sparkling, sanitized pantry and refrigerator, squeeky clean cupboards and counter tops and a stove that we could all see our reflections in. It was such a fun and productive day. Thank you to all at ABUW, Su Nugent - advisor to YIP, and the fabulous students. LaNette and I (Pam) loved being with you. Best wishes for a successful academic year and your YIP mission.

Thank you to Foundation for Metrowest Hunger Relief Fund for sponsoring our dinner Oct 2nd. And to Brek Peterson for the...
10/05/2019

Thank you to Foundation for Metrowest Hunger Relief Fund for sponsoring our dinner Oct 2nd. And to Brek Peterson for the delicious ham from Which 'Wich. Acton Congregational Church is now joining us as volunteers throughout the month of October. Several were with us this week to help with prepping, cooking, serving and cleaning during the night. There was a constant buzz in the kitchen as the cooks created a yummy mac and cheese casserole. And there were MANY pots and pans to keep the clean-up crew busy. With 90 guests in the dining room, all the servers were in constant motion. Thank you to all who made this a successful evening. And to Betty and John for being our hosts.

Please join us for a delicious meal and friendship every Wednesday.
10/03/2019

Please join us for a delicious meal and friendship every Wednesday.

Happy Birthday, Sandra Hinds! For several years, the Hinds family has sponsored a dinner in celebration of Sandra's Sept...
09/13/2019

Happy Birthday, Sandra Hinds! For several years, the Hinds family has sponsored a dinner in celebration of Sandra's September 10th birthday. We wish to thank them, and particularly Sandra, for their continued "gift of love".

Sandra comes in at least twice a month to set all the tables for 120 people. She does so with a prayer in her heart and a huge smile on her face. Her dedication to Mt. Calvary Community Supper is heartfelt by all of us.

On this night (9/11), every guest was so appreciative of the Hinds' family act of kindness. We are all blessed by Sandra's sincere love for all who dine for us each night. With much love and gratitude, we are so grateful to have Sandra with us in our Supper family.

Last weeks Supper was sponsored by our friends of the Acton-Boxborough United Way. ABUW began helping to fund our Commun...
09/04/2019

Last weeks Supper was sponsored by our friends of the Acton-Boxborough United Way. ABUW began helping to fund our Community Supper here at Mt. Calvary since April 2012. The ABUW has been such a tremendous support for us. With the seven years of friendship under our belt, we hope for many more year to come!
And to the Lincoln Food Project, your veggies are beautiful and delicious! (Jack has been known to get a little creative with them as well!)
Our servers, kitchen staff, and clean up crew, were once again top notch. Helping their local community with smiles on their faces, and warmth in their hearts. Thank you all. ❤️

September Menu 🍂🍁Wednesday nights at 5pm. All are welcome, free of charge. 🌻
09/01/2019

September Menu 🍂🍁
Wednesday nights at 5pm.
All are welcome, free of charge. 🌻

It is not easy to keep a secret but we pulled it off on on our Dear Cook Betty Andrews, Wednesday (21st). The tables wer...
08/23/2019

It is not easy to keep a secret but we pulled it off on on our Dear Cook Betty Andrews, Wednesday (21st). The tables were festively set in a summer/Hawaiian theme (thank you Dawn) and the flowers were freshly picked from a family member of Senior Girl Scout Troop 85221. Guests were enjoying a delicious baked chicken dinner when Mike Tobia took the mic. He began by saying that there was someone with us who had no clue this night was for her. Mike expounded on this woman's love for Supper and dedication to the guests. Betty still was just listening but when her name was mentioned her jaw dropped.
What a great surprise!
Pastor Tim explained about a day in late 2011 when Betty came to him expressing her concern that there was no longer a community supper in Acton. She knew there were so many neighbors who needed a setting for a healthy meal and friendship. Pastor welcomed the beginnings of Mt. Calvary Community Supper and in April 2012 it opened to all who would like to come. Since that very day, Betty has poured her love into Supper and created wonderful meals with a huge heaping of friendship.
So this night was all about our many volunteers and our guests giving back that love to Betty. Thank you. Thank you, Betty, for sharing yourself with all of us.

Oh what a night at Supper!!! St. John's Lutheran Church of Sudbury not only sponsored our Roast Pork meal, but Jen Adams...
08/08/2019

Oh what a night at Supper!!! St. John's Lutheran Church of
Sudbury not only sponsored our Roast Pork meal, but Jen Adams orchestrated Cooking, Serving and Clean-up teams that had the entire night buzzing with nearly 30 volunteers from her church. Cooks assembled and prepped until 2:45pm. All seemed to be going smoothly under the guidance of Larry and Dennis with their meat knowledge, when the worst nightmare occurred. A minor power outage due to a quick storm took out our stove and ovens!! The top burners were reestablished but the ovens were a no go. Mike Tobia was called to see if he could work miracles. As time ticked away, Paula and Pam sent rescue messages to their husbands to turn on their ovens at home - just in case we were a no go. When Mike asked Pam to stick her head in the oven and try to light the pilot with manual butane lighter, she was rather hesitant! When it was no go - and not one blew up, Rich fortunately came in and took her place. Through much persistence and a lot of praying, Mike prevailed!!! Husbands were called to turn of the home ovens and the church kitchen was back in business.
Our students prepped everything from watermelon to flowers and then multitasked as they plated yummy brownines and played hangman at the same time.
All the servers were keenly attentive to our serving manager, Lynne as she offered guidance and advice so the night would run smoothly. Everything went without a hitch or further glitch.
From the first cutting and chopping to the final cleaning and sweeping, we thank ALL the volunteers of St. John's of Sudbury for a fabulous night. Thank you for your support and partnership in our Supper. OH and thank you Pastor Don and Jeff for hauling those final bags of trash - and in a button down shirt and dress shoes. Quite a fashion statement and what dedication by everyone.

08/07/2019

Join us tonight, and bring a friend! We will be enjoying a Roast Pork Dinner sponsored by St. John’s of Sudbury.
All are welcome, free of charge.
See you at 5! ☀️

Our August Menu! Join us Wednesday evenings at 5☀️❤️☀️
08/06/2019

Our August Menu!
Join us Wednesday evenings at 5☀️❤️☀️

On the 5th Wednesday of 4 months of the year Congregation Beth Elohim graciously sponsors Supper for all our guests. On ...
08/04/2019

On the 5th Wednesday of 4 months of the year Congregation Beth Elohim graciously sponsors Supper for all our guests. On July 31st, Barbara Frank and her team of cooks and servers began early in the afternoon to bake cupcakes, prepare coleslaw from the wonderful cabbages from the Simmons Farm, cook up a tasty corn slaw, and roast the vegetables from the Food Project in Lincoln. All this was happening in the kitchen while Freddie was hopping on the grill outside to beat the rain . It was a terrific success. Again this week we had an abundance of support from our AB High School students. They came in a 3pm and did not stop until 6:45pm when they too enjoyed a "summer picnic." Many thanks to all for making this a great evening at Supper.

Last Wednesday’s Spaghetti and Meatball dinner was fantastic! We have had the tremendous pleasure of working alongside s...
07/31/2019

Last Wednesday’s Spaghetti and Meatball dinner was fantastic! We have had the tremendous pleasure of working alongside some of our local high school student volunteers. Many thanks to our cook team of Pam, Demetra and Susan who put out the delicious Dinner. We have also had the pleasure of receiving beautiful cut flowers from a local farm Small Farm. Thank you so much for helping us to create beautiful table toppers. 💐

07/24/2019

Join us at 5pm for Spaghetti and Meatballs! 🍝

A grateful Thank You to all the volunteers that helped bring over 90 meals to their local Acton community! Last Wednesda...
07/23/2019

A grateful Thank You to all the volunteers that helped bring over 90 meals to their local Acton community! Last Wednesday’s BBQ Chicken was delicious! The Food Project generously donated another round of beautiful, fresh produce to our Supper. We had a great group of volunteers this past week from the Apple Valley Catholic Collaborative, and our meal was sponsored by our friends of the Boston Food Bank. Thank you again to all those that made this evening happen! 💕☀️💕

Last night’s Supper was a tremendous success! In remembrance of Orlando Tobia, we served close to 100 meals👏💕👏! A very w...
07/11/2019

Last night’s Supper was a tremendous success! In remembrance of Orlando Tobia, we served close to 100 meals👏💕👏! A very warm thank you to all of our teams who helped prep, cook, serve and clean. We also give great thanks to Orlando Tobia’s children for dedicating last night in his memeory. ❤️

07/10/2019

Join us tonight at 5pm for our delicious Baked Ham with Mac and Cheese Dinner; Dedicated in memory of Orlando Tobia from his Children.
Hope to see you there! 💕☀️💕

Last nights American favorite was fantastic! Thank you to all of our teams that work so hard to make this happen within ...
07/04/2019

Last nights American favorite was fantastic! Thank you to all of our teams that work so hard to make this happen within the Acton community. And another big thank you to our friends at The Food Project in Lincoln for donating so much of their crop.
Stay safe, stay happy, stay full!
Happy Independence Day 🇺🇸

Below is our July Menu 🇺🇸 ☀️Every Wednesday night at 5pm. All are welcome, free of charge.
07/01/2019

Below is our July Menu 🇺🇸 ☀️
Every Wednesday night at 5pm.
All are welcome, free of charge.

Address

472 Massachusetts Ave
Acton, MA
01720

Opening Hours

Wednesday 16:45 - 18:00

Telephone

(978) 263-5156

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