My Brother’s Table has been able to provide meals and a wide range of other services to those in need in our community through the support of donors and over 2,500 volunteers each year.
In addition to serving meals 7 days a week MBT provides meals to homebound individuals, participates in a family dinner program, provides meals to at risk-seniors, and hosts a free weekly medical clinic.
Today the problems of hunger and poverty continue to exist in Lynn and across the country.
793,850# of meals served in 2020
50% of guests have finished 12 years of school
Founded in 1982 My Brother’s Table, the largest soup kitchen on the North Shore, has provided over 4.8 million hot, free meals and outreach to men, women and children in need. Last year alone MBT served over 790,000 meals.
Since the second year of operation MBT has been open 365 days a year, through snow and ice storms, power outages and other difficult events. My Brother’s Table has been open over 13,000 consecutive days, offering free meals to everyone who comes to our door, regardless of race, color, creed or sex.
70% of our guests that have a disability
60% of our guests come to MBT every day
In order to insure the privacy of our guests and to serve the greatest number of people in need, My Brother’s Table is entirely funded by private donors and businesses. We do not solicit or accept government grants and are not a United Way affiliate.
About Our Guests
For many of our guests we continue to be their only source of daily nourishment.
While many of our guests come to My Brother’s Table for economic reasons or because they do not have a home or access to a kitchen where they live, others come for the hospitality and companionship our dining room provides.
• Approximately 20% of Lynn residents live below the poverty level. The poverty rate in the state of Massachusetts is 10%.
• 1 in 5 people in Lynn are considered food insecure, meaning that they do not have the resources to guarantee adequate access to proper nutrition.