Important Updates Regarding Stone Soup Fire

Image by Steve Lanava, Worcester Telegram and Gazette

Media contacts: Matt Fox (508-922-5060 /,

Sarah Assefa (508-579-6916 /

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

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. Check back here soon for more updates about materials and skills needed.

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).

Tuesday, March 31
6:00- Community dinner/Music/Painting behind Stone Soup (4 King St). Bring vegan/vegetarian friendly food and come together to celebrate our community.

Friday, April 3
5:30- Committee meetings for Fundraising and Logistics Committees at the Woo Church (911 Main St)
6:00- Stone Soup General meeting at 911 Main Street

Saturday, April 4
1:00- Volunteer Work Day at Stone Soup
All are welcome, please bring shovels, rakes, gloves, brooms, etc.

Donate online or 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 & Gazette Coverage.

First article.

NECN TV Coverage.

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