Hello Friends of Martha’s ~! Our Most often needed items;

White Tuna, Spaghetti Sauce, Ground Coffee, Sugar, Powdered Creamer,

Tomato Soup, Paper Towels, Milk, Eggs and shredded cheese (Sharp),

Tubs of butter and cream cheese,

*** Mr. Clean or Spic and Span floor cleaner (Please no alternatives) ***

As always, any and all help is so appreciated!

Peace and all good!

Our needs at this time;

Hello Friends of Martha’s~! We hope everyone is enjoying this Christmas SEASON! We are so blessed by all of you!
Our needs at this time; Powdered Creamer, Jars or Cans of Gravy (turkey or chicken), Ketchup, Tomato soup, paper towels.
Thank you for being so generous. Peace and all good for all~!

Our Needs this Holiday Season

“Room in the Inn”
“For most of our lives, we’ve listen to the all familiar Christmas Story…
Since childhood, we are reminded of how Joseph and Mary searched for a place so that Jesus could be born. How over and over again they were told that “There is no room in the Inn”. We hear how they followed a star and found a stable. Jesus could have been born in a palace, so why did he choose a stable? I think that a stable was chosen because God knew that someday there would be so many homeless and hungry people in the world. Some homeless would be so because they themselves made bad choices; others because they are just victims of circumstances that they could not control. It doesn’t matter what the reason is, for Jesus knew that one day places like Martha’s Kitchen would let them know that “There is room in the Inn”. He also knew people like you and your volunteers would be there to welcome and comfort them.

Today the Christmas Story means more to me than it ever has in the past. I’ve listened to my sister and heard the pain in her voice as she wonders where she is going to live. It doesn’t matter why she is in this situation. I hope that she will be accepted and loved. I won’t find peace this Christmas until I hear someone say to her, ‘Annie come in, there is room in the Inn.’

God bless you and each of your volunteers for all the wonderful work you do not only at Christmas but every day of the year.” Love, Sally Christmas 2015

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This Christmas Eve our doors will be open to receive and welcome all who desire a warm, safe and festive place.

We will also be extending our hours on Christmas Day. In addition to great food, fellowship and caroling, our hope is to have Christmas bags filled with essentials and a little extra for our guests. If you would like to assist us, please have items at the Kitchen no later than Thursday, December 22nd.

Suggested Items

  • Gift Bags (variety of sizes), / Tissue Paper, / Warm Socks, / Winter Hats and Gloves,
  • Full size: bars of soap, bottles of shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes,
  • Cough drops, / Vitamin C drops, / Bottles of Tylenol and Motrin, / Bacitracin cream,
  • Hand wipes / Kleenex / Lip balm / Tissues / Deodorant / Hand sanitizer,
  • Travel coffee mugs / Razors and shaving cream,
  • Movie Passes / Coloring books / Puzzle books / Board games,
  • Stocking stuffers for men, women and children,
  • Gift cards for a meal at Subway, McDonalds etc. / Gift card to local food store,
  • Christmas Cards with handwritten note of encouragement~!
  • Open Christmas Eve; 5 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Christmas Day; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Our Needs at this time~

12309706_752398841558745_4985271976412426250_oDear Friends of Martha’s;

This week our needs are:

  • Eggs,
  • Milk,
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sliced Cheese
  • Mr. Clean OR Spic and Span floor cleaner (please no substitutions.)
  • Dish detergent
  • Back packs   (for adults)

As always, thank you for sharing your blessings with us.    Peace and all good.

Our Needs – July 22, 2016

13692563_848267908639628_4925754494831984288_nWe continued to receive abundant blessings from all of you. Thank you for your ongoing support! This week our needs are:

  • Liquid Dish Detergent
  • Spic and Span OR Mr Clean floor cleaner
  • Mayonnaise
  • Barbeque Sauce
  • Fresh Carrots
  • Stuffing mix
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • cans of Tuna

As always, any and all donations are appreciated. Peace and All Good~!

Our Needs – May 30, 2016

Hello Friends of Martha’s~!

Our needs for this week;

  • Salt
  • Shredded cheese
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • Italian and Ranch dressing
  • Powdered creamer
  • Liquid dish detergent.
  • We are also in need of Spic and Span OR Mr Clean floor cleaner. We prefer these two brands for floor cleaner,,, any fragrance.

    THANK you for your ongoing support and generosity.

Martha’s In Need Of A New Home

Dear Friends of Martha’s;

Downtown Saint Albans is the home of an exciting opportunity for our community, we’ve seen growth and change come in just a few years. Our downtown is becoming a finely cut gem in Northwestern Vermont. Cars with out-of-state plates are beginning to line our streets and returning visitors are becoming the norm. Soon, (I have faith!) the weather will warm and evenings will echo with the sound of music and laughter as we take advantage of outside seating and enjoy our friends and family, over a table, a drink and a meal.

On one window on one door on Main Street there is a humble sign, for a humble mission with big dreams to meet a growing need. Each weekday, from 8 am until near 1 pm, people come through that door, down the hall and sit at tables, talk with friends, sit with their children, enjoy hot meals and receive companionship and care from a loving, mostly volunteer, staff. Martha’s Kitchen has been a part of our community since 1984. On their opening day, they served ten meals. On a day that I recently volunteered, we served over 100. Martha’s has grown from serving lunch five days a week, to providing hot breakfast and lunch and take home meals five days a week, as well as community brunches. We serve individuals and families, some who are with us from shortly after we open until we close, others who come in before work and on their lunch-break.

Even with this growth, the need in our community is not met. Our goal is to be open seven days a week. Our current rental space is up for sale, and we are now in need of a new home. We long for a place that we can call our own, although we will be happy to rent again, in what will be our fourth location, we are not adverse to owning our own building. Although we love being on Main street, anywhere that is in the downtown area, or easily accessible to down town, perhaps on the bus route, would be a viable option. If you know of such a space, please contact Bob Begley, (802)524-9749, or via email, marthas@yahoo.com.

I have served as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Saint Albans for nearly 16 years. I’ve been in and out of Martha’s Kitchen since it was on Lake Street, in the Saint Albans House, on Kingman Street, in the Samaritan House/Tim’s Place and, now, in its current location next to Subway. Martha’s Kitchen has become a bright, clean, welcoming place. We welcome people where they are and seek to create, with them, a community where they can grow and have their needs met. We are blessed to have the help of area churches, NCSS, NWMC, probation and parole, and our civic and business leaders.

~Bill Simmons
Secretary of Martha’s Kitchen

Our Needs – April 26, 2016

Hello Friends of Martha’s ~!
This week we are in need of;

  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sliced Cheese
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Kitchen size trash bags
  • Tubs of butter.

We are also in need of white copy paper for our printer.

Thank you for all your assistance! Sharing blessings.
Peace and all good~!

Our Needs – March 21, 2016

Greetings, friends of Martha’s! Our needs for this week are:

Sliced Cheese
Shredded Cheese
Sticks of butter
Tubs of butter
Bisquick
Kitchen size (13 gallon) trash bags
Dish detergent.

Any and all assistance is appreciated.
Peace and All Good ~!

Our Needs – March 11, 2016

Hello friends of Martha’s! We have need for the following:
Butter,  Tuna Fish, Cooking oil, Chicken broth, Dish soap, Mayonnaise.

Thank you for sharing your blessings! 

Peace and ALL GOOD ~!