Wow, it's been a whole year since we opened our doors! Time flies. We are so pleased to share that in that time we have prepared and served more than 30,000 meals at the Lighthouse. In doing so, we've made many, many new friends, both among guests in our dining room and throughout the community as so many businesses and individuals have stepped up to support us in our mission. We continue to welcome new faces every week. It is a tremendous privilege to have this opportunity to serve. Please join us, whether your participation is through financial support or as a volunteer at the Lighthouse. We need and appreciate every one of you!
The Waterville Area Soup Kitchen operates The Lighthouse, a dining place at 38 College Avenue in Waterville. Guests are invited to enjoy a tasty, nutritious meal and an opportunity for socialization every Monday through Friday. Volunteers at the Lighthouse prepare and dish up a variety of appetizing menu items every Monday through Friday from 11:20 until 12:30. Guests are welcome to arrive at 11:00 to meet with friends and enjoy coffee!
WASK was organized and incorporated in the summer of 2020 to alleviate hunger in the area. For a year and a half, during the Covid pandemic, its volunteers served meals at outdoor locations, while developing its capacity and seeking an appropriate location. Thanks to the generous support of a few benefactors and hundreds of local donors, WASK’s organizers have been able to switch to indoor dining with a warm and inviting environment.
After just a few weeks of operation, the Board of WASK is looking at expanding its offerings, perhaps to an earlier opening for breakfast, perhaps to a Saturday brunch service.