The goal at Lazarus House is to provide food to anyone who is hungry and comes to our door. Difficulty making ends meet is happening to increasing numbers of people. Driven by hunger and unemployment, they are turning to food pantries for assistance in feeding their families. St. Martha’s Food Pantry supplies emergency food supplies to over 812 families each week. The pantry offers a “one-of-a-kind” shopping experience, allowing choices of food, when possible, which provides more dignity and greater efficiency. The pantry also provides the opportunity to gather as a community in comfortable surroundings as families wait to get what we have to offer that week. The Good Shepherd Center is a soup kitchen that provides hot meals for more than 225 people a day. In the winter months when people can’t get out to the food pantry, the Soup Van travels throughout Lawrence distributing food to people living in the streets.

Soup Kitchen

The Soup Kitchen is located in a wing of the Good Shepherd Center at the corner of Hampshire Street and Park Street. The kitchen serves a continental breakfast and a hot, nutritious noon-time meal to anyone who comes through our doors.

Location
412 Hampshire Street
Lawrence MA

May – October Hours
Open Monday – Friday
Breakfast: 8 – 9:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 am – 1 pm

November – April Hours
Open 7 days a week
Breakfast: 8-9:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 am – 1 pm

Contact
Miguel Cruz
(978) 269-5280

Food Pantry

The St. Martha’s Food Pantry distributes 4-days of emergency food supplies every Wednesday to over 800 families each week. What makes this facility so special is that people are able to make their own selections of food choices, just like in the grocery store. When available, guests are given a choice of canned vegetables and can choose their favorite kind, or perhaps beef stew instead of spaghetti and meatballs. Choice is significant — it raises the level of respect and dignity for an individual receiving food.

Location
242 Hampshire Street
Lawrence, MA

Wednesday Hours
10:30 am – 2 pm

Contact
Ken Campbell
(978) 332-5013
food@lazarushouse.org

Evening Bagged Lunch

During the week, bagged meals are given out at the Lazarus House Emergency Shelter in the evening for those who may have to work during the pantry hours, but still do not have enough money to buy meals.

Location
242 Hampshire Street
Lawrence, MA

Hours
7 days a week
9:30– 11 pm

Contact
Ken Campbell
(978) 332-5013
food@lazarushouse.org

Winter Soup Truck

The Soup Van serves the homeless, elderly, disabled and working poor during the winter months when it is particularly hard for some of these people to get to the Food Pantry. Each week, volunteers take the truck van to to three stops in Lawrence – Windsor House; Pemberton Park (Joseph W. Casey Bridge); Deacy House.

Location
48 Holly Street
Lawrence, MA

January – March
Friday & Sunday evenings
5 – 6 pm

Contact
Ken Campbell
(978) 332-5013
food@lazarushouse.org