BOSTON (January 25, 2019) – Ethos, a Boston non-profit which provides community-based services for older adults and the disabled, is offering free meals for federal workers who are furloughed because of the government shutdown. Federal workers who are 60 and over, along with their spouses, can dine on healthy, nutritious meals, at 44 Community Café locations throughout Boston.

Ethos oversees the Boston Elder Nutrition Program and serves more than 2.1 million federal, state and city subsidized meals for seniors in Boston each year, delivered to the home through its Meals on Wheels initiative, or in community settings throughout city neighborhoods.

“Federal employees work very hard to make sure our country is secure, our seniors receive the supports and benefits they need, our food is safe and air is clean, and so much more,” said Dale Mitchell, CEO, Ethos. “We just want federal workers to know that our Community Café programs are available to help them through this budget impasse.”

Adequate nutrition is necessary for health, functionality and the ability to remain independent. Healthy eating can increase mental acuity, resistance to illness and disease, energy levels, immune system strength, recuperation speed and the ability to manage chronic health problems. The Boston Elder Nutrition Program ensures that seniors have access to adequate nutrition even when family support, mobility and resources are lacking.

Ethos’ Community Cafés caters to many tastes, with menus that feature a variety of different cuisines including typical American, Caribbean and African-American. Each location is meant to be a to be comfortable, familiar place where older adults can spend time with friends, new and old, while sharing a healthy nutritious meal.

For more information about the Boston Elder Nutrition Program at Ethos, to find a Community Café location, or to make a referral, please visit www.ethocare.org/nutrition, email meals@ethocare.org or call 617-477-6606. A listing of Community Café locations is also included with this announcement. Per federal regulations, Ethos must participants for a donation however, it is not required to participate or dine.


BACK BAY/BEACON Arch 100 Arch St. Weekly; Wednesdays

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Beacon 19 Myrtle St. Weekdays
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Café Emmanuel (LGBT) 15 Newbury St. Weekly; Thursdays

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Morville 100 Ferrin St. Weekdays
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
BRIGHTON Veronica Smith Veronica Smith Senior Center

20 Chestnut Hill Ave.

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Covenant House 30 Washington St. Weekly; Tuesdays

4:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m.

BROOKLINE Out2Brunch (LGBT) Goddard House

165 Chestnut St.

Monthly; Third Saturdays

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

CHARLESTOWN Ferrin 100 Ferrin St. Weekdays
11:00 a.m.-1:00p.m
Main Street Golden Age Senior Center

382 Main St.

Weekly; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

DORCHESTER Codman Codman Apartments

784 Washington St.

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Grove Hall 51 Geneva Ave. Weekdays
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Keystone Keystone Apartments

151 Hallet St.

Weekly; Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

VietAID 42 Charles St. Weekdays
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Peabody/Englewood Englewood Building

1875 Dorchester Ave.

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Olmstead Green 2 Kingbird St. Weekdays
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
EAST BOSTON Heritage 209 Summer St. Weekdays
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Social Center 68 Central Sq. Weekdays
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
HYDE PARK Blake Estates 1344 Hyde Park Ave. Weekly; Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


Amory Street 125 Amory St. Weekdays
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Back of the Hill Back of the Hill Apartments

100 S. Huntington Ave.

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Crossroads Café First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain
633 Centre St.
Weekly; Saturdays

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Farnsworth Lunch Club 90 South St. Weekdays
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Julia Martin House 90 Bickford St. Weekly; Wednesdays

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Nate Smith House 155 Lamartine St. Weekly; Wednesdays and Fridays
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Out4Supper (LGBT) Mount Pleasant Home

301 Huntington Ave.

Monthly; First Tuesdays

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Woodbourne Woodbourne Apartments

6 Southbourne Rd.

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
MATTAPAN Church of the Holy Spirit 525 River St. Weekdays
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
ROSLINDALE Out2Brunch (LGBT) Roslindale House

120 Poplar St.

Monthly; First Saturdays

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

ROXBURY La Alianza Cafe 1000 Massachusetts Ave. Weekdays
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Café Pride (LGBT) Whittier Health Center

1290 Tremont St.
Conference Room 2nd Floor

Monthly; Second Wednesdays
4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Ruggles/Hearth 25 Ruggles St. Weekdays
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
St. Patrick’s 400 Dudley St. Weekly; Tuesdays

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Walnut 237 Walnut Ave. Weekdays
11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
SOUTH BOSTON Curley 1663 Columbia Rd. Weekdays
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Neighborhood House 136 H. St. Weekdays
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
SOUTH END Anna Bissonette House 1640 Washington St. Weekly; Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Medeiros Center 1960 Washington St. Weekdays
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
People’s Baptist 134 Camden St. Weekly; Thursdays

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

TDC/Wellington 23 Wellington St. Weekdays
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Torre Unidad/Unity Tower 80 West Dedham St. Weekdays
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
WEST ROXBURY AgeWell Café Spring Street Apartments

23 Spring St.

Monthly; Third Tuesdays

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Cheriton Heights Cheriton Heights Apartments

18 Cheriton Rd.

Monthy; Third Wednesdays

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Ohrenberger Café BCYF Ohrenberger
175 West Boundary Rd.
Weekly; Mondays and Tuesdays
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Roche Center Roche Community Center

1716 Centre St.

Weekly; Fridays

9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.