Share suppers resume in Milford

MILFORD – Steaming bowls of spaghetti and red sauce are now coming out of the kitchen at Share Outreach every Tuesday evening after a four-month hiatus.

The weekly community suppers were started several years ago by the local 4-H Club. Over New Year’s weekend a heat pipe burst, sending water all over the floor. Much of the flooring, including the floors in the kitchen and hall, had to be replaced, which meant removing asbestos from under the floor.

But on March 24, a new floor was in place and the suppers were back, along with about 85 people enjoying food and fellowship.

“November was the last one, and this kicks off” a new series of suppers, said Ron Carvell, of the Milford Lions Club.

Lions put on the suppers once a month and local churches and the Souhegan Transition Network, with the help of the Alisha’s Love Child Foundation, take turns making and serving the buffet-style meals.

The free Tuesday night suppers started in 2010 as a community service project of the Souhegan Valley 4-H Club.

Between 80 to 100 people typically show up for a meal, which includes meat and non-meat sauces, bread and salad. They are asked to not pay but can make donations if they like.

Share Outreach serves Milford, Amherst, Mont Vernon and Brookline with food, clothing and emergency financial assistance. It opened a new addition at its Columbus Avenue center last year, but the heat pipe burst in the older part of the building.