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Prepare bagged/hot lunches and deliver to On The Rise!

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 195 people are interested
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Staff from West Bridge Restaurant cook chili during a volunteer Saturday.


At On The Rise, we try to offer as many tangible resources as we can in addition to our Advocacy efforts. Part of this is providing breakfast and lunch for our program participants who drop by our Safe Haven.

We have partially reopened our physical Safe Haven space, which means that we are going to see more people each day than we have in over a year! A very important aspect of our reopening is making sure we can offer our program participants healthy, nutritious meals every day.

Are you able to sign up to provide 15 bagged lunches or individually-packaged hot lunches for On The Rise participants? It is a wonderful opportunity to engage your friends, your kids, your household, and your community - gathering around the healing benefits of preparing and gifting food to others.

Here is how it works:
-Prepare 15 bagged or individually-packaged hot lunches at home and deliver them to On The Rise
-Bagged lunches can include a sandwich/wrap, snack, fruit, veggie, and drink
-Feel free to be creative! Provide vegetarian, gluten free, or dairy free options and be sure to provide us information on ingredients and potential allergens

Wondering what people are craving?
VEGETABLES! Chicken salad! Fresh fruit! Juice! Turkey! Nuts!

One meal makes all the difference. Sign up today!

If you are interested in safely preparing and delivering around 15 bagged lunches to On The Rise, or have any questions, please sign up here!

If you have any questions, please reach out to our team at or our Director of Development, Andrea Kalsow at 617-497-5757

Thank you!

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About On The Rise, Inc.


341 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139, US

Mission Statement

On The Rise supports the initiative and strength of women and transgender/nonbinary individuals living in crisis or homelessness. In a physically and psychologically safe environment, we build the relationships and provide the tools that each participant needs to rise to their potential.


On The Rise’s work begins with individuals experiencing homelessness, and continues if and when they secure housing. From our origin as a women’s organization, our programs have evolved toward inclusion of those historically and structurally oppressed on the basis of gender. For those with the fewest options, we cultivate long-term relationships that foster safety and belonging. Guided by the strength and initiative of our program participants, we join their journey to wellbeing, as skilled partners and advocates. Throughout this journey, we engage with the people, programs and systems that most affect our participants, working to build a society that nourishes their wellbeing.

Each year, 350+ individuals have contact with On The Rise, and 150 to 200 work with us in-depth for an extended period. Since our programming began in 1996, On The Rise has helped more than 750 women and gender-diverse individuals find safety and discover new possibilities. What we do is different, and it works. We are innovative, we are effective, and we are accountable.


Homeless & Housing
Homeless & Housing, Hunger, Women


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Deliver Food To:341 BroadwayCambridge, MA 02139



  • Cooking / Catering
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Baking


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • About 3 hours needed to shop for grocery items, prepare bagged lunches, and deliver them to On The Rise.

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