The Lighthouse


5 Days a Week
Monday - Friday
38 College Avenue, Waterville
Doors open at 8:00 AM (light breakfast)
FREE sit-down meals served 11:20AM-12:30 PM
PO Box 1494
Waterville, ME 04903
The Waterville Area Soup Kitchen operates The Lighthouse, a community meals program that is located at 38 College Avenue in Waterville, across the street from the Post Office. Volunteers serve a full hot lunch 5 days a week Monday - Friday.  Doors open at 8:00 a.m. to gather for coffee and light breakfast and lunch is served from 11:20 to 12:30.
In addition to providing a nutritionally wholesome meal, The Lighthouse functions as a place where people can expect to find a welcoming smile, get out of the weather in winter or summer, chat with old friends or make new ones. The space will also be available for use by the City as an Emergency Shelter.


Formerly the End Zone sports bar, our new home is owned by Rita LaCroix and is the home base for Rita’s Catering. Waterville Area Soup Kitchen President, Carla Caron stated, “We are beyond Grateful that Rita is willing to allow the Soup Kitchen to use her facility. The location is perfect for our Guests and the seating area is just right for the friendly atmosphere that we want to provide. We plan to make some upgrades to the kitchen that will enable us to provide quality meals for up to 100 people.” Ms. LaCroix is also the owner of Rita’s House of Pizza in Winslow.
Many of Waterville Area Soup Kitchen’s volunteers are veterans of the former Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen that closed when the church was put up for sale in 2020. That organization provided a meaningful inroad in the effort against food insecurity in Waterville for almost 40 years and people were saddened to see it end. The Waterville Area Soup Kitchen is proud to be carrying on this tradition started so many years ago.
Waterville Area Soup Kitchen is a registered 501(c)(3) all-volunteer non-profit that is funded through the donations of numerous individuals and many local businesses and civic organizations. Special thanks to Kennebec Savings Bank for their generous support and advice. Waterville Area Soup Kitchen is a member of the Maine Association of Non-Profits and Good Shepherd Food Bank. Donations can be made online at the or by mail to Waterville Area Soup Kitchen, P.O Box 1494, Waterville, ME 04903
Visit WASK on Facebook: Waterville Area Soup Kitchen
and on the web:
“Your support allows us to provide meals to the most vulnerable in our community
Skip to toolbar