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young man helping in the kitchen
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Friday Café

The Friday Café, a weekly daytime drop-in program, offers a welcoming space where homeless and housed adults can gather and get to know each other. Serving an average of 150 guests a week (or as many as 300 on winter Fridays), it offers food and coffee, rest and resources to people living on the margins—but most importantly, community. At the Friday Café, people experiencing a wide variety of life circumstances can relax, share a meal, and talk together as friends.

The Friday Café is currently in hybrid mode, serving home-cooked food to go, with seating on the lawn as weather permits. We welcome your participation! Please visit our online signups below if you’d like to cook a dish or volunteer in person. This is a community program, and we would love your help.

Hours and Location

The Friday Café takes place every Friday from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at 11 Garden St. in Cambridge.

Learn more

Read our Summer 2022 Update.

Check out recent news coverage on our local CBS affiliate.

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Email: fridaycafe@firstchurchcambridge.org

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