Love Thy Neighbor: COVID Grocery Delivery
May 29, 2020 - January 31, 2021Free
Jesus’ call for us to “love thy neighbor” presents a unique challenge during this time of social distancing. We currently have a “Love Thy Neighbor” campaign that showcases the diverse ways in which Christians throughout Greater Boston demonstrate love and connect with their neighbors in new and unexpected ways.
Love Thy Neighbor Grocery Delivery
We have partnered with Park Street Church on 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 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! As of October 8, 105 participants from 24 churches have been able to provide over 14,000 meals to 349 families! In fact, 14% of families requesting groceries through the State of Massachusetts because of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis have been met by this program!
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.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.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!
- All around the city!
Boston, MA 02139 United States
- Rev. Kelly Fassett