The Kitchen at Lowell Transitional Living Center

Did you know that LTLC provides over 100,000 meals annually, three meals every day, 365 days per year?

We receive funding for approximately 50% of those meals and receive donations from community groups, local farms, Whole Foods, and the Merrimack Valley Food Bank. Community Meals is a program to help fund the remaining cost of a meal.

How You Can Get Involved:

To be a kitchen volunteer group you can choose to either: Purchase and prepare a healthy meal for our clients and bring to to the shelter to serve; or, raise the money to pay for a meal then be a kitchen volunteer group on your sponsored night.

You can opt to sponsor a meal in name of a loved one, in memory, in honor, to celebrate a birthday.

We welcome you and your group to join us to help serve and clean up, but this is not required.

Many dinner groups like to bring table cloths, centerpieces, and host what our clients happily call a “sit down.”

Whether your group participates on a monthly or a one-time basis your gift is important and greatly appreciated.

We can help with recipes, quantities, cooking information and other logistics. You can prepare an entire meal, the main course only, or bring salad, milk, or a special treat. We welcome any help you can give!

This volunteer activity is best for small groups of 2-6 people. For larger groups please inquire about out Donation Center and other opportunities.

Check our our calendar to see what dates are available, browse through our gallery, and sign up now!


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