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Love Thy Neighbor: COVID Grocery Delivery

May 29 - September 1


Jesus’ call for us to “love thy neighbor” presents a unique challenge during this time of social distancing. UniteBoston is shifting our Celebration of Worship for 2020 towards a campaign that will explore and showcase the diverse ways in which Christians throughout Greater Boston demonstrate love and connect with their neighbors in new and unexpected ways.

We will be creating and releasing collaborative videos that celebrate testimonies and worship experiences around people loving their neighbors, which will culminate into a virtual worship viewing party in September 2020. The campaign’s “Love Thy Neighbor” theme and online series will then continue into 2021, where it will lead up to a large-scale in-person worship concert to celebrate the love people have shared with one another across boundaries.

Love Thy Neighbor Grocery Delivery

To kick off the “Love Thy Neighbor” campaign, we are launching a program in which Christians throughout the Greater Boston area can assist families with basic food needs. This program is focused on families and households who have someone that tested positive for COVID-19, by providing them with a simple bag of groceries. Working in partnership with Massachusetts COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative (CTC) at the Department of Public Health, the program puts each volunteer in contact with a particular family within the person’s designated zip code. The volunteers then have 48 hours to purchase and deliver groceries to their assigned families. Our goal is to serve 20 people per day, or 100 per week!

How Can You Help?

If you would like to be involved in this beautiful and much needed initiative, please fill out the Registration Form  and help us spread the word! To get started, we need to identify individuals who are able and willing to purchase and deliver food in a timely manner within their community.

Thank You!

We dream about coming together as the whole Body of Christ across Boston, and rising up to “love thy neighbor” by meeting this practical need is a great way to get started. If you have any questions, please contact  joel@uniteboston.com or cityengagement@parkstreet.org.

When this passes, may we say that love spread more quickly than any virus ever could! Thank you all for being willing to help us ensure that every family in Boston is cared for and loved! 

Click here to read stories that have come out of this initiative!



All around the city!
Boston, MA 02139 United States


Joel Putnam

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