MainSpring Shelter for the Homeless

Located at 54 North Main Street in Brockton, MainSpring is a leading provider of emergency shelter, housing and supportive services in the South Shore area, helping people struggling with homelessness or at-risk of homelessness to achieve self-sufficiency.

For I was hungry and you gave me food. I was a stranger and you welcomed me...
-Gospel of Jesus

Providing Dinner Once A Month

St. Gerard provides dinner on the fourth Saturday of each month for the Brockton-area homeless. This mission has been part of our parish life for many years.

Volunteers Needed

In order to serve approximately 150 clients we need 3 or 4 volunteers each month

Volunteers meet at the church at 2:30PM to pick up the donated food and bring it to the shelter in Brockton. You will help the staff person prepare and serve the meal, and you are free by 6:30PM.

Teenagers welcome – community service hours available. 

I'd love to help! volunteer! sure I can!Donations Requested

Donations of

  • uncooked meatloaf   
  • mashed potatoes               
  • frozen vegetables              
  • salad ingredients
  • desserts (no nuts, please)
  • fruit (no grapes, please)

Disposable foil pans work best, but other pans will be returned to the church kitchen. 

Interested in Volunteering or Donating?
Please call or email Mary Ellen Daly
617-921-5737   or



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