The mission of the Friday Night Supper Program (FNSP) is to provide a warm nutritious meal to anyone in need in a safe and dignified environment every Friday night.
The FNSP serves approximately 150 meals every Friday to some of Boston’s most vulnerable citizens, many of whom face a constant struggle not only for food but for understanding and friendship as well. We pride ourselves on providing both nourishment for the body through food and for the soul through dignity and respect. We also seek and value the opinions of the people we serve. FNSP is committed to:
- Serving as much fresh food as possible with an emphasis on nutritional value
- Providing basic needs such as clothing and toiletries for our guests
- Offering a sense of security, abundance and choice to those who have limited or no access to these very basic essentials
The FNSP is proud of its long history of serving anyone in need and we set no parameters around who we serve. Anyone in need of a meal is welcome. Most of the people served by the FNSP rely on our services to stretch the limited resources available to them. There is no “typical” FNSP guest. Guests come from different backgrounds and may include those coping with AIDS, mental illness, or subtance abuse; the elderly; the disabled; abused women; homeless individuals; and those who are jobless, minimally employed, or living below the poverty level. Many of our guests also suffer from the effects of inadequate clothing and exposure during the colder months and a lack of access to steady healthcare.