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These guidelines were distributed on October 28, 2020. If you have any questions, please email or call the hotline: 617-746-5750.

  1. Food distribution at Thanksgiving could proceed with caution.
  2. No unwrapped food should be distributed.
  3. Social distancing protocols and the wearing of masks, even outside, should be strictly observed during the distribution.
  4. Volunteers should wear masks and gloves, and their temperature should be taken before the event begins.
  5. Traditions like the distribution of Thanksgiving bread should not proceed as is, but could be replaced with the blessing of food that each family brings themselves.
  6. If a food collection is taken up at Thanksgiving, there could be baskets at the back of the church, brought up by a couple of volunteers, rather than a general procession to the sanctuary with people carrying food.
  7. When possible, the donation and distribution of gift cards rather than food might be a safer alternative this year.