Stone Soup damaged by fire – Need community support.

If you didn’t see the news yesterday, Stone Soup was heavily damaged by a fire. They need the support of the community to re-build and recover

Worcester Earn-A-Bike is one of the programs affected by the fire. I thought I’d post this WorcesterLove episode to help people that may not know what Stone Soup is, understand what this place means to the community.

From Matt Feinstein, Coordinator of the Worcester Roots Project:


Our 4 King Street building, home to Worcester’s beloved arts, activism, and community center, was damaged by a fire late Thursday, March 26. The fire began in the basement–the cause is as yet unknown. No one was injured.

We are committed to continuing and rebuilding at 4 King Street. The building is currently unusable, but organizations will continue their important social and environmental justice work thanks to the generous support of dozens of other community groups.

Stone Soup needs your help to rebuild. We are asking for donations of time, money, and other items. For information about specific needs, see

Donations can be made out to Stone Soup and sent to:
Stone Soup c/o Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center
301 Pleasant St.
Worcester, MA 01609.

We would like to correct the factual error in the T&G article published this morning that stated that no one lives in the building – two resident caretakers had occupied the space. We are working to meet the needs of these individuals as well as the needs of other Stone Soup COOKS.

No pueden quemar nuestros sueños.
Our dreams cannot be burnt down.

Please continue reading for work day information, community meetings and community needs.

Saturday, March 28
10:00- All Day Volunteer Work Day at Stone Soup
All are welcome, please bring shovels, rakes, gloves, brooms, etc.

5:00- Community Meal at Castle Street Garden
(Rain location: Pilgrim Church)

Donations of vegetarian/vegan friendly foods are requested, contact
Stephanie 603-305-0323. Before 5:00, food donations may be brought to the Artichoke Food Coop at 800 Main Street.

7:30- Fundraising/Media/Outreach Committee meeting at Lucas’ house
(contact Becky for directions: 860-573-5181).
Saturday, April 4
1:00- Volunteer Work Day at Stone Soup
All are welcome, please bring shovels, rakes, gloves, brooms, etc.
Please send donations (checks made payable to “Stone Soup”) to The Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center at 301 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA, 01609.

For status updates, work day updates, and other information, please visit

Telegram Coverage:
Matt Feinstein
Worcester Roots Project



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