The National Coalition for the Homeless has gathered information about the extent of homelessness in America, including that, at last count, there were 610,042 homeless individuals living in the United States. In light of that devastating figure, First Universalist has partnered with other non-profit organizations to provide assistance to those who experience homelessness in our community.

Preble Street Resource Center’s Soup Kitchen

Be part of the prep and serving team at Preble Street Resource Center’s soup kitchen where 1,100 meals are served per day to our homeless and low-income neighbors. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are offered 365 days a year with the help of over 5,000 volunteers. First Universalist has a standing commitment to a shift every First Tuesday Dinner, from 3:30 – 6:30 pm. If you would like to help feed our neighbors and feed your soul, you can find sign-up sheets in our Gathering Room or contact the church office to join in or receive more information about our homeless outreach efforts.

Information about Homelessness

To learn more about the extent of homelessness in Maine and in America, facts about people who experience homelessness, and resources for people experiencing homelessness, check out the links below: