“Service to others is the rent we pay for our space on this Earth” - Anonymous

Saturday's/Sunday's Bread has been serving
free hot meals to people in need in Boston
every weekend day for over 28 years.


To volunteer or donate*,

please contact one of the people listed below.

* Because we are an all-volunteer organization,

100% of all contributions go into the program

All donations are tax-deductible.

Saturday’s/Sunday’s Bread is a program that serves free hot meals to people in need in Boston every Saturday and Sunday at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 35 Bowdoin Street, Boston. Our mission is to provide these healthy meals in a safe and inviting atmosphere, free from Society’s prejudices and judgments. We ask only that those served, regardless of their situation, join us in perpetuating an environment free of racial, cultural or religious stereotypes. This is an interfaith, interracial, interdenominational activity of people concerned with the hungry in the Boston area.

Over the course of its 28-plus years, Saturday’s/Sunday’s Bread has served more than 300,000 guests.

Those who partake are served in a dining room setting, eight guests to a table. The meals are hot and nutritious and include fruit juice, a garden salad, a main course, dessert, coffee and, of course, bread; they are prepared fresh on site in the hours before the guests arrive, then served to the tables by volunteers.

How It Works

Saturday’s/Sunday’s Bread is an entirely volunteer organization. Our all-volunteer Board of Directors handles all the planning and business aspects. We have no paid employees. Instead, we depend on people of good will who give of their time and efforts to make a difference. All work is done by volunteers from dozens of organizations from all over the Boston area – churches, temples, college and university groups, fraternal organizations, businesses, alumni groups, young adult and singles groups, and individuals who use the Internet to find volunteer opportunities -- all of whom give freely of their time, labor and funds.

Each Saturday and Sunday, teams of people meet at the Church of St. John the Evangelist,
35 Bowdoin Street in Boston. Shifts run from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM Saturdays and Sundays. The work includes table setup, food preparation, greeting our guests, meal service and cleanup.  For full details, click here.

For management efficiency, most of our volunteers are organized in groups; however if you would like to volunteer as an individual on Saturdays, please contact Richard Wheeler (see below).

To view a short video, created by BU journalism grad student Melanie Morris, and learn more about a typical day at Saturday's/Sunday's Bread, click here.

Can You Help? Here's How to Get Involved:

If you would like to volunteer or to form a new group of volunteers from your organization, please see our For Volunteers page.

Please call us for more information or to volunteer or make a donation, and THANK YOU!

For Saturdays, contact Richard Wheeler, 617-872-0096


For Sundays, contact Mark Metzger, 781-648-2564  mmetzger@metzgerco.com.



Guests Lining Up at Saturday's/Sunday's Bread, 35 Bowdoin Street, Boston, MA.

Volunteers Getting Instructions from Kitchen Executive (KE)

Volunteers serve the guests great food ...

and set a welcoming table!

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