Haley House Soup Kitchen Hours

23 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA, 02116


Monday - Friday*
5:30 am - 9:00 am (volunteer until 10:00 am)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm (volunteer until 1:00 pm)
Tues. and Thurs.**
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm (volunteer until 3:30 pm)
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm (volunteer until 5:00 pm)
*For men of all ages
**For men and women age 55+

Haley House Food Pantry

23 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA, 02116

Registration required. Upcoming registration dates:
March 1st and March 8th at 11:00 am


10:30 am - 11:30 am


Feeding the body and mind.

We share home-cooked meals with those who are hungry, bringing strangers together for meals that foster friendships. The Soup Kitchen is a relatively small space that allows for an intimate and welcoming environment that promotes non-violence and personal responsibility. We welcome each guest with respect as we try to establish relationships with staff, volunteers and each other.

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All meals are home-cooked with food from the Haley House farm and other local sources such as the Greater Boston Food Bank, Earthworks Orchards and The Food Project. The daily menu is planned and prepared by Haley House Live-in Community Members – volunteers that cook, serve and clean up after each meal – often with the help of local college students, neighbors, and soup kitchen guests. Since 1966 no one has been paid to serve the 2,000,000+ meals we have provided.

After each meal, we take time for reflection. This is intended to develop a contemplative dimension to our service. It encourages dialogue around the systems that create hunger and poverty and helps us consider creative alternatives.

Morning Breakfast

For homeless men.
More than a hot, nourishing meal – it's a refuge from the violence and anonymity of the streets. The open kitchen and dining area is intentional - meant to encourage guests to volunteer and volunteers to share meals with guests. This approach fosters reciprocal learning and relationship building with volunteers and guests.

23 Dartmouth Street, Boston MA

Monday through Friday 5:30 to 9am
(volunteers stay until 10AM for clean up and reflection)
Sunday 9am to 12noon
volunteers stay to 1PM for clean up and reflection)

The Elder Meal

For men and women over 55.
This has become an intimate community of friends that have shared similar lives and stories of homelessness and loneliness in the inner city. While new guests are warmly welcomed, a core group comes to eat and visit. Meals are served at the table fostering conversation, sharing and creating a sense of family.

23 Dartmouth Street, Boston MA

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 1:30-4PM
(volunteers stay until 4:45 for clean up and reflection)

"Food for the body is not enough, there must be food for the soul."

- Dorothy Day
"Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate."

- Albert Schweitzer

Fresh food for all.

The Food Pantry addresses the hunger behind closed doors. Elders and families are welcome to enjoy the availability of fresh vegetables and other healthy fare that increases health, wellness and food security among those with limited incomes.