News & Events

Upcoming Breakfast

Please check in on our Facebook page for weekly menus and also for coming details about our next fundraising event.  We are planning to serve breakfast next time, on Saturday, December 10th.

Waterville Florist and Formal Wear Surprises with a Grand Gift

We were surprised (wowed, actually) by the extraordinary generosity of Waterville Florist and Formal Wear.  This wonderful local establishment is celebrating their fortieth year in business with a spectacular sale of roses at 1982 prices.  While the entire community benefits from such an offer, all proceeds from this sale event will be donated directly to WASK!  We continue to be humbled by the generosity of our community, as it rallies to support our efforts to continue serving the needs our neighbors.

Spaghetti Supper Success

We are happy to report that our Spaghetti Supper fundraiser was a success! With the assistance of many volunteers, including students from Mount Merici, we welcomed many generous guests who helped us to raise $1,500. We also wish to thank Holy Cannoli and Hillman’s bakery for their contributions to a delicious meal and to Sherri Gauthier for providing a lovely wine and cheese basket for raffle.

Door Dash Delivers

The Lighthouse has now partnered with Door Dash to deliver meals to those who find it difficult to join us in person. In addition to making deliveries to some of our clients, Door Dash also has made a gift of $3,000. To WASK.  Thank you so much!

Spaghetti Dinner

We're really looking forward to seeing you. Please come, and bring family and friends. Or grab some meals to go. (Click image for larger PDF flyer)

Spaghetti Dinner

Our Mural is Complete!

Colorful art now graces our entrance and welcomes guests. Many thanks to Portland artist, Spenser Macleod.

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The Lighthouse Dining Room Opens for Soup Kitchen Guests

The Waterville Area Soup Kitchen proudly presents The Lighthouse, a new sit-down meals program being offered to the Greater Waterville Community. We are open Monday through Friday. Our doors open at 11:00, so come in and enjoy a hot or cold beverage. Lunch service begins at 11:20 and extends until 12:30.   All are welcome!

Lighthouse Arrangement

Waterville Area Soup Kitchen Receives Major Contribution

Waterville Area Soup Kitchen would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to The Walnut Fund at the San Francisco Foundation for their generous gift of $15,000. These funds have been instrumental in procuring our new location and the initial costs associated with outfitting and stocking our shelves with goods and supplies to provide warm and delicious meals to our Community. We could not do this without your support!

Waterville Area Soup Kitchen Receives Major Foundation Grant

Waterville Area Soup Kitchen is profoundly grateful to be the recipient of a John T. Gorman Foundation Grant. We were awarded $15,000. With these funds we have vastly improved our kitchen capacity to prepare and cook upwards of 100 meals per day!

City of Waterville Awards $10,000 in ARPA funds to Waterville Area Soup Kitchen

Waterville Area Soup Kitchen was recently awarded $10,000 in funding by the American Rescue Plan Act Advisory Committee. We want to thank the City of Waterville for their support as we work to eliminate food insecurity in our Community. We are extremely grateful to have been considered. We understand there were many applications received for funding.

Huhtamaki Volunteers Support Soup Kitchen Effort

We are thankful and excited to have a group of volunteers from Huhtamaki join our team every Thursday to help serve our Community! It is wonderful to see our list of volunteers grow with area businesses taking an interest in helping those facing the challenges of homelessness and food insecurity. We cannot be a thriving community when we know there are some among us who are going without basic necessities such as food and housing. We appreciate you! Thank you for your generosity! 

Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce Highlights Ribbon-Cutting Event

Waterville Area Soup Kitchen recently celebrated the opening of The Lighthouse with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony hosted by the Mid Maine Chamber of Commerce. Many friends gathered to enjoy light refreshments and offer support for your organization. Thanks to all of you. You made the event a complete success. Your support is appreciated!

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