Hope begins with a meal…

The Lowell Transitional Living Center’s (LTLC) kitchen provides over 100,000 meals annually, serving three meals daily 365 days per year. While active community donations and the Greater Boston and Merrimack Valley Food Banks are huge assets, we rely on private donations to fund supplies, equipment repairs and replacement, and staple food items.

Meals are served to shelter residents and this number grows frequently mirroring the increasing number of homeless individuals in the greater Lowell area. The Meals Program guarantees nutritionally balanced meals to these people who might otherwise skip meals and go hungry.

This is frequently over 300 individuals on any given day.

Join corporate groups like Brady People ID and Netscout, religious organizations and community groups and choose your date today! Check our calendar for availability and reach out to our development team.

Volunteer groups are an essential part of our kitchen operations. Our groups provide and serve meals, and have saved LTLC over $75,000 in 2017. That’s $75,000 that can now be used for services that end homelessness like case management, housing, healthcare, and financial management. Click here to make your gift now.

Meals served by volunteer groups in 2021 = 299 meals

Average of 27 meals a month donated and served by volunteers.

Jan: 19 meals

Feb: 19 meals

March: 23 meals

April: 22 meals

May: 22 meals

June: 22 meals

July: 18 meals

Aug: 27 meals

Sept: 28 meals

Oct: 30 meals

Nov: 36 meals

Dec: 33 meals

Click here to dedicate a dinner ($350) to a loved one.

LTLC remains open through the COVID-19 pandemic catering to the basic and case management needs of the homeless population within the Merrimack Valley. We continue to follow social distancing protocols and sanitize our premises for the health and safety of our community, clients and staff. Contact for more information on shelter operations