Free Will Meal Program

Free Will Meal Program

Not available for fall 2023

Community Mentor: 

Agency and Placement Location: Canton United Methodist Church, 41 Court Street, Canton, NY 13617 

Transportation: Within walking distance

Mission: The program was established in 1999 to provide nourishment and an opportunity to create friendships through socialization. The Free Will Meal program values volunteers and locals coming together to help support the people of Canton. The dinner is free and open to anyone. The dinner is offered the 1st-4th Wednesday of each month.


  • Wednesday: 8-10am for supply unloading/sorting/preparing meal
  • Wednesday: 3:00pm-5:00pm for meal prep/delivery to the hight rise

Students are asked to help set up and serve the meal, engage in conversation with community members, and assist with clean up.