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WAYS TO HELP FAMILIES DURING COVID-19

May 27, 2020 3:07 PM | Barbara MacDonald (Administrator)

Shopping for FUEL

Families at St. Stephen's, The Epiphany School and our friends in the Newton Public School system need your help. We have four ways to meet this extraordinary moment, and we need your help.

Below is a list of the items we are asking you to consider adding to your regular grocery shopping, Instacart order, or even an Amazon or Walmart delivery order. Even if you are limited to one or two of an item, if fifty of us order one or two each, we will quickly acquire the food we need to meet our partners' needs. There are covered bins outside the parish offices for collection of food, as well as paper or plastic bags.

FUEL especially needs the items below in red with an asterisk.

Proteins:

1 can chicken (12.5oz) or 2 cans of tuna (5oz each) or 1 bag of beans and 1 peanut butter (28oz-40oz)

Fruit

2 cans of fruit (15oz each) [pineapple, fruit cocktail, pears, peaches or mandarin oranges] or equivalent in individual serving cup and/or 1 jar of apple sauce (48oz or equivalent in individual cups)

Carbohydrates:

1 pound pasta [any type]

1 bag of rice

1 box of macaroni and cheese (6oz each)

1 box of cereal (20oz) or cereal bars

1 box of crackers (10-15oz)*

Other:

1 can or bottle of marinara sauce (24-48oz)*

2 cans soup (10-15oz each)*

The second way is through $50 VISA gift cards. Our mission partner, St. Stephen’s, is looking to make fifty $50.00 cards available each week, one per family. These cards will help with incidentals as almost 70% of St. Stephen's families report having an immediate family member out of work. These cards may be purchased online or in person at Shaw's, CVS or Walgreens throughout the area.

These we ask to be sent to the Redeemer Parish Office or dropped off in the mail slot at Redeemer so that we can bring them weekly as a bundle to St. Stephen's along with their FUEL Food Bags.

The third way is to provide cotton socks and underwear to unhoused men and women.

Commoncathedral is currently in need of Multi packs of Cotton socks and Cotton Underwear Briefs for both Men and Women S, M, L & XL.

These items can be ordered online and shipped to Church of the Redeemer, 379 Hammond St. Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.

We have also put a donation bin at the exterior office door for those that wish to pick them up at a store and drop them off at the church.

The fourth way is making sandwiches at home for common cathedral.

Families, singles and couples are invited to make 50 individually wrapped sandwiches, and provide granola bars &/or fresh fruit for common cathedral. Redeemer parishioners can make them in the safety of their home and then deliver them to Emmanuel Episcopal Church (15 Newbury Street, Boston). Here is the Sign Up Genius Link to choose your day!

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379 Hammond Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
PHONE:  617-566-7679
FAX:  617-566-6678
office@redeemerchestnuthill.org

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