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Groton Community Dinners

Fostering community by offering a healthy, delicious meal for all, free of charge, in a warm and welcoming atmosphere

Groton Community Dinners is a new initiative by a number of community groups in and around Groton, MA. Our goals are both to provide nourishment and to strengthen the bonds of community.

We cannot eliminate hunger,
but we can feed each other.
We cannot eliminate loneliness,
but we can hold each other.
We cannot eliminate pain,
but we can live a life
of compassion.
- Mark Nepo

On Friday February 26th, 2016, all are welcome to the free monthly dinner held at First Parish Church, located at the intersection of Rte. 40 and Rte. 119 in Groton, MA. Dinners are held on the last Friday of every month. (Here are a few photos from the inaugural dinner on May 29th, 2009.) Doors open at 5:45 pm and dinner is served continuously from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Come for live music, great food, and good company. The menu for February 26th dinner includes house salad turkey stew with biscuits or vegetarian barley with cranberry sauce, mashed red bliss potatoes, and desert.

Feeding a Community (article about GCD)
In 2009, more than 49 million people
in the United States —
lived in households that experienced
hunger or the risk of hunger,
as reported by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture.
(... Read more)

Local groups and organizations will be asked to host future dinners by cooking, setting up, cleaning up, or serving. For more information, Crystal Herrmann at 978-448-3035 or