In July of 2017, Citizens Inn merged with Haven from Hunger, creating one organization to better help local families and individuals leave hunger and homelessness behind.

Haven from Hunger’s work currently includes a food pantry and a community meals program at 71 Wallis Street in Peabody. Through the merger, we will continue our homelessness prevention and social service programs, while incorporating Haven from Hunger’s facility and hunger prevention programs into our operation. The merged organization will be known as Citizens Inn. The programs at 71 Wallis Street will continue to be known as Haven from Hunger.

 

Families struggling to put food on the table turn to Haven from Hunger for help. Our core hunger-relief programs are our food pantry and our community-meals program. Our clients come to us from Salem, Peabody, and Lynnfield.

Food Pantry

Our food pantry provides over 4,000 individuals with fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy, and canned goods. We serve residents from Peabody, Salem and Lynnfield and distributed over 1.7 million pounds of food last year.

Community-Meals Program

Our community-meals program offers guests a filling, nutritious supper in a friendly atmosphere four nights a week. Last year, we served over 15,600 meals.

Volunteer

Due to Covid-19, Volunteering opportunities are limited in order to comply with social distancing guidelines. Please reach out to Gianna Langis, glangis@citizensinn.org to find out specific days and times available for volunteering at Haven. 

Give the gift of your time and talent and make a direct impact in the fight against hunger. Volunteering is a great way to make new friends, learn skills, and have fun while making a difference..

We welcome individuals, businesses, faith-based groups, social clubs, service organizations, and families and small groups of friends to get involved as volunteers at Haven From Hunger.

We welcome volunteers of all ages, but those under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteer opportunities include assisting with pantry operations and also helping in the kitchen. Volunteers are needed Monday, Tuesday, Thurdsday and Friday from 8:30AM-5:30PM.