Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, volunteer groups were preparing 70% of our meals for emergency shelter guests. Given that on-site volunteer activities have been suspended due to the pandemic, Father Bill’s & MainSpring must invest in a significant amount of additional food to make sure our guests have access to three meals per day.

We’re relying on supporters like you to help us meet these unprecedented challenges. Please review the options below and let us know which location and option you are interested in supporting, and we will provide you with available dates. Contact Mary Ann Mendes at mmendes@helpfbms.org to schedule a delivery.

Right now, our greatest needs are meals for the MainSpring House in Brockton and Father Bill’s Place in Quincy. We also are accepting meal donations for our Brockton satellite shelter site.

MainSpring House, Brockton

Address: 54 N. Main St, Brockton. Deliverer should call 508-587-5441 upon arrival and a staff member will bring your donation into the shelter.

Meal Guidelines: 75 servings, disposable banquet size containers. Meals should be provided prepared, ready to be heated/served. Cold sandwich platters are also welcome. Note: We also welcome deliveries from restaurants. Please contact mmendes@helpfbms.org to schedule a time and day for delivery.

Delivery Times:

Breakfast – Before 11 a.m. or between 1-3 p.m.

For breakfast, we’re in need of continental breakfast items, including: muffins, bagels, bread, pastries, cereal (single serving boxes or packaged in zip lock sandwich bags), donuts, juice, yogurt (single servings), fruit cup, ground coffee. Items can be delivered in bulk, no additional packaging required.

Lunch – Meal should be ready to serve, deliver at 11:30 a.m.

Dinner – 3 p.m.

Father Bill’s Place, Quincy

Address: 38 Broad St., Quincy; Upon delivery please call 617-770-3314 and a staff member will take your donation into the shelter.

Meal Guidelines: 60 servings. Prepared meals should be provided in disposable banquet size containers. Staff can heat the meal at the shelter, if necessary. Note: We also welcome deliveries from restaurants. Please contact mmendes@helpfbms.org to schedule a time and day for restaurant delivery.

Delivery Times:

Breakfast – Before 11 a.m. or between 1-3 p.m. for continental breakfast; for hot breakfast, contact mmendes@helpfbms.org to schedule a delivery time.

Continental breakfast items include muffins, bagels, bread, pastries, cereal (single serving boxes or packaged in zip lock sandwich bags), donuts, juice, yogurt (single servings), fruit cup, ground coffee. Items can be delivered in bulk, no additional packaging required.

Lunch – If heated/ready to serve, deliver at 11:30 a.m.; If meal requires cooking, deliver 10 a.m. the day before scheduled date.

Dinner – Between 3-3:30 p.m.

Brockton Satellite Shelter

Address: Please contact mmendes@helpfbms.org to arrange a delivery location.

Meal Guidelines: 60 servings, disposable banquet size containers. Meals should be provided prepared, heated, ready to be served. Please includes paper goods and utensils. Cold sandwich platters are also welcome.

Breakfast – Before 11 a.m. or between 1-3 p.m.

For breakfast, we’re in need of continental breakfast items, including: muffins, bagels, bread, pastries, cereal (single serving boxes or packaged in zip lock sandwich bags), donuts, juice, yogurt (single servings), fruit cup, ground coffee. Items can be delivered in bulk, no additional packaging required.

Lunch – Meal should be ready to serve, deliver between 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Dinner – Between 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Bag Lunches

Groups/individuals assemble individual bag lunches offsite and deliver them to our Quincy or Brockton shelters. Bag lunch providers are responsible for purchasing all food items. Delivery should made between 10-11 a.m. or between 1-3 p.m. Staff are available to transport lunches from your vehicle into the shelter. NOTE: For Father Bill’s Place in Quincy, there is a limit of 35 lunches per delivery. For MainSpring House in Brockton and the satellite shelter in Brockton, there is a limit of 75 lunches per delivery. To learn more about bag lunches, click here.