Waterville Area Soup Kitchen

PO Box 1494
Waterville, ME 04903
email: info@watervilleareasoupkitchen.com


In 2020, the Waterville area lost a vital resource when the Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen closed its doors. After forty years of providing meals and hospitality to the public six days a week, pandemic restrictions forced the Kitchen to cease operations. A few months later, the Sacred Heart Church building was permanently closed by the Diocese of Portland. The Soup Kitchen was homeless.

A group of veteran volunteers of the Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen refused to let this community resource die. Along with several other concerned citizens, they formed a new organization: the Waterville Area Soup Kitchen (WASK). Its Board spent several months establishing itself as a non-profit and finding the financial and community support to launch a renewed operation.

For members of WASK, the top priority is to address one of this community's and state’s most significant needs: hunger. Food insecurity affects 13.6% of Maine households, and we rank 12th in the Nation on this same measure. These statistics have only grown as a result of the pandemic. In response, WASK began distributing free, hot meals, sandwiches, snacks, and beverages at four locations in the Waterville area twice a week.

Certified as a 501(c)(3),  WASK worked hard to acquire a building to call home. A place where – pandemic restrictions allowing – residents of the Waterville area experiencing food insecurity can come together in a welcoming atmosphere to enjoy a hot, nutritious meal six days of the week.  Starting May 2, 2022, WASK began operating out of  The Lighthouse, offering free, hot, sit-down meals Monday through Friday. Click for more info on The Lighthouse

Visit WASK on Facebook: Waterville Area Soup Kitchen
and on the web: www.WatervilleAreaSoupKitchen.com




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