Help needed December 12th -- Join us to Support My Brother’s Table


The Outreach Committee, Hospitality Committee, and Youth Group at St. Paul’s invite and encourage the parish to join in an effort to support the persons served by My Brother’s Table (MBT) in Lynn. MBT is the North Shore’s largest soup kitchen and has provided nearly 5.4 million free meals and outreach to men, women, and children in need. Because of the pandemic, MBT is now providing only individual take-away meals.


There are two ways to help: 1) donate individual food items and 2) help assemble bagged meals.


The assembly process will take place on Sunday, December 12th after the 10 a.m. service. We will gather in the Great Room to assemble collected food items into meal bags for delivery to MBT. Each bagged meal contains a single-serving box of juice/shelf-stable milk, a snack (such as a granola bar), fruit, and utensils/napkin. Bags assembled for lunches will include peanut and jelly sandwiches.


Needed donations are listed below. Please bring donated items to the Great Room on Sunday, December 5 or December 12, or drop them off at St. Paul’s anytime Monday through Thursday from 9am to noon.


Note: Everything must be packaged in individual servings.

  • Juice boxes, shelf-stable milk, water

  • Healthy snacks (granola bars, Nutrigrain bars, peanut butter crackers, etc.)

  • Fruit (applesauce cups, fruit cups, small boxes of raisins, etc.)

  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, made and individually packaged

  • Homemade baked goods (a HUGE treat), individually packaged (e.g., two cookies/bag)

  • Individual oatmeal packets which will also be delivered to MBT to deliver to home-bound persons.

Any food items left over from assembling meal bags will also be delivered to MBT and will be used.


Thank you for your help and generosity!


If you have questions, feel free to email Chris Gehret or text or call her at 617-877-2790. For more information about My Brother’s Table, its mission, programs, ways to help, and more, visit https://mybrotherstable.org.