The mission of the Food n’ Friends Program is to provide emergency, hot, nutritious meals to those in need. All are welcome to share the meal and fellowship with others. The Food n’ Friends program of the Attleboro Area Council of Churches, 501c(3), serves over 43,000 hot meals a year to the hungry in six daily kitchens a week, three Family Cafes a month, and four Kids Summer Cafes in the parks through the summers. The free Daily Kitchens serve the Attleboro, North Attleboro, Seekonk, Rehoboth, Norton, and Mansfield communities.
Food n’ Friends kitchens do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, physical disability, national or ethnic origin, and no proselytizing is permitted.
The kitchens are run with the combined effort of 500 plus volunteers from churches, synagogues, businesses, social services, youth groups, community human service organizations and community members, and two part time employees.
Food n’ Friends Kitchens also serve as a critical contact point between people who might need other services and volunteers trained to give them assistance in finding these services.