MHSA Soup Kitchen & Pantry Moving to Stone Church

By Chris Wangler
October 10, 2023

There will be no interruption in service for a local soup kitchen and food pantry as it transitions from one Waltham church to another.

Monday, October 16 will be the first day of service for Middlesex Human Service Agency (MHSA) at Christ Church Episcopal at 750 Main Street, known as “the stone church.” 

The move allows the Waltham-based non-profit to continue its longstanding mission to feed those in need, including Waltham’s homeless community. 

“We thank our new partners for offering to share their church with MHSA, allowing us to continue to provide these essential programs, and we look forward to a long-term partnership,” said a press release.

In its former location, another church at 545 Moody Street, the MHSA soup kitchen served roughly 80–90 meals daily, including 40 in person. 

Meanwhile, a weekly food pantry on Wednesdays assisted 80–100 struggling with soaring grocery costs for families.

Back in August, Grace Vision United Methodist Church notified MHSA that it needed the basement of the church for its ministry.

MHSA CEO Bob Mills knew a change was coming, so he worked quickly to find a new location to prevent an interruption in service.

Excited about the future, he reflected fondly on all the years at the Moody Street location. “We are deeply grateful that they shared their church with us for the past 18 years,” Mills said.

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