Share the Plate – COVID-19 Meal Support

Living with COVID-19 has challenged all of us to find new ways to share our resources. A group of churches and community organizations in Milford and Hopedale

have done just that. The Community Meals served at Trinity Episcopal Church in Milford, which have been a community staple during the last week of every month, are not possible during this period of social distancing, In response, Trinity Episcopal Church, Hopedale Unitarian Parish, United Methodist Church of Milford, and Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church of Hopedale, who host those meals, have formed a new partnership with other churches and local organizations to purchase food from local restaurants. To-Go meals will be handed out twice a month at Trinity and, in addition, meals will be delivered to essential workers. The Way Church, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Milford, and Creative Community Childcare have teamed with them to support our local restaurants and our first responders in addition to continuing support for the Milford Food Pantry.

On May 1st Christiano’s of Hopedale, Gene’s Variety in Milford and Chipotle in Milford will deliver food to the Milford Regional Medical Center and to Stop and Shop. During the second week of May, Johnny Jack’s and Rose’s Villa in Milford will deliver food to the MRMC and to another grocery store, and Padaria Brasil Bakery in Milford will deliver food and coffee to the Milford Post Office. On May 28th, the partnership resumed Community Dinners at Trinity by providing “Grab-n-Go” takeout meals purchased from local restaurants. Pending adequate funding, plans are to continue this program twice a month, alternating between delivering meals to essential workers and to local families.

This program is funded entirely by donations. To date, the group has raised almost $3700 dollars, and has enough funding to provide for summer deliveries. If you would like to donate to this project please go to Hopedale Unitarian Parish website , select the “Donate” tab choosing the COVID-19 Meal Support option. and press the Donate button, You may also mail a check to Hopedale Unitarian Parish, 67 Hopedale Road, Hopedale MA 01747. If your organization or restaurant would like to participate, please contact [email protected]