This Program has not been updated in more than a year.

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Meals Program: The Friday Café

By First Church in Cambridge

During the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be providing bagged lunches on the lawn once each week.

Friday Cafe at First Church photo.
This is an ongoing program.

Bagged lunches are distributed between 1:00 and 3:00 pm on Friday afternoons.

Age: Adult.

Request assistance


Rev. Kate Layzer
Director and Founder
(617) 851-5074
First Church in Cambridge
Front Office

No application or registration needed.



  • In-person only.

Newtowne School at First Church

11 Garden Street
(corner of Mason & Garden streets)
Cambridge, MA 02138

Neighborhood 9 and West Cambridge

Wheelchair accessible.

Additional information

In addition to bagged lunches, we also distribute (as available):

  • prepackaged meals from area restaurants
  • bottled water & sodas
  • socks & underwear
  • toiletry essentials
  • gently used summer clothing