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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 August 29th, 2014, 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 August 29th dinner includes house salad, cold pasta salad with sauteed chicken or "wheat meat chicken" and fresh vegetables, garlic bread, and peach cobbler.

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)



Special Notice: October Dinner will occur on Oct. 24th





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

2014-07-04