The Ending Hunger & Homelessness Project

On January 31st, 2012, the Board of Trustees of the UU Church of Nashua adopted an all-church social justice project under the banner of "Ending Hunger & Homelessness." Based on a Project Overview from the Social Justice Committee and a recognition of the many people in our church already working on related issues, the Board of Trustees deemed this project to be one of the top three priorities for our church during the next 18 months.

Monthly Community Suppers

Our church hosts community dinners the third Sunday of every month. Everyone is welcome, and many volunteers are needed. Check out the The UU Nashua "Ending Hunger" web site to learn more and to sign up to volunteer.

During this time, the project aims to be "All-Church", involving as many church members (including children) and friends as possible, and having four specific areas of focus: Education, Advocacy, Service, and Financial Support. In addition, the Board has defined the following metrics for the duration of the project:

We recognize the many organizations who are already doing amazing and impactful work in the fight against hunger and homelessness. Our goal is not to work in isolation, but to join with those groups and look for many ways to support their work.

Update for Church Year 2013-14

At our Annual Meeting in June, the Board of Trustees announced that this project would be extended for two additional years under the banner of "All Church Social Justice Focus." The measures of success are defined as (1) 6 major educational efforts, (2) all member involvement in a service project, and (3) at least $15,000 raised and donated to organizations focused on hunger and homelessness issues.

Current Activities

At this time numerous projects are going on:

Activities being Discussed

How to Get Involved

If you're interested in participating in this project, we invite you to stop by the Social Justice table during Coffee Hour on Sundays. You will find materials on the EHH project as well as someone you can discuss your particular interests with. If that's not possible, please call the church office at 882-1091-they'll help get you in touch with the right person.

For those who might have an interest in volunteering, a selected list of Local Resources is available.


Nashua Soup Kitchen
Great Nashua Continuum of Care
Harbor Homes