Organ pipes in the Sanctuary of First Church in Cambridge. A wrought iron chandelier hangs in the foreground.

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Friday Cafe guests on lawn

The Friday Café Returns Indoors (sort of)!

August 17, 2021

After 18 months outside, serving bag lunches and packaged restaurant meals to go, the Friday Café will shift to a hybrid model on September 10. We had hoped to be fully indoors from that date, but the Delta variant makes indoor dining too risky. So we will resume in-person volunteering, with home-cooked food served hot in Margaret Jewett Hall… but we will use take-out containers instead of plates, and seating will continue to be on the church lawn in dry weather.

Volunteer home cooks and on-site servers are needed! If you would enjoy cooking an occasional dish for our weekly potluck-style menu, please visit our online cooking signup. If you would like to help out in person, please visit our online volunteer signup.

Note that vaccination is required for in-person volunteering, and masks must be worn during shifts. Guests will also mask when they come inside to order their meals.

The good news is, in a recent anonymous poll, fully 80% of Friday Café guests (54 respondents) reported being vaccinated! That is even higher than Cambridge’s overall 67% percent.

Questions? Ideas? Please email Director Kate Layzer.