We rely on volunteers to help us meet the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors. Read below for more information on how you can help your community!
Volunteer at Project SOUP
Our food pantry, Project SOUP, is always in need of support from volunteers. Opportunities will include unpacking food deliveries, stocking shelves, packing grocery bags for clients and more. To learn more and sign-up, please contact Alissa at [email protected].
Cook a Monday Night Community Meal
This opportunity is ideal for a group of friends, a church group, or a business looking to get their employees involved locally. We serve about 50 people each Monday at the First Church in Somerville (89 College Ave). The meal is grab-and-go, with 50 individually packaged meals prepared ahead of time. Click here for more information!
Cook a Meal for the Adult Shelter
We have approximately 16 guests staying at our Adult Shelter, located on College Ave in Somerville. Home-cooked meals are always welcome. Please contact Katie at [email protected] to coordinate drop-off.
Host a Food Drive
We distribute over 30,000 bags of groceries each year through Project SOUP, which takes a lot of food! Hosting a food drive is a great way to get involved with SHC. Please email [email protected] for more information.
Other Ways to Help
Attend an Event
We host a number of annual fundraising events, such as our Gala, Road Race, Sleep In Sleep Out, and Golf Tournament. Each event provides a unique opportunity to support our clients and your community. Check out our Facebook and Events page to see what is coming up!
Host an Event
On Behalf Of events are a great way to give back while having fun! Do you have an annual block party? Or, perhaps you have a garage sale planned. We encourage people and businesses looking for a fun way to support SHC to host an event on our behalf and donate the proceeds to help our clients.
Shop on Amazon Smile
If you shop online at Amazon.com, you can donate a portion of each purchase to SHC just by changing your bookmark! Simply log in with your normal Amazon account to smile.amazon.com and choose Somerville Homeless Coalition as your charity.