Lunches for Common Cathedral

Thank you to everyone who participated and made sandwiches this year! We were able to deliver 200 lunches to the Common Cathedral community, allowing many to take more than one. Thank you for helping us continue this annual tradition and connection with Common Cathedral!

So far, we have volunteers signed up to make the following sandwiches:

  • PB&J: 40/38
  • Ham & Cheese: 38/38
  • Turkey (no cheese): 40/38
  • Tuna: 38/38

Sign-ups filled! Thanks everyone!


As Paula Ewenstein, Common Cathedral Lunch Coordinator says: “Hello, we are delighted and grateful that your congregation / group will be visiting common cathedral!
First, thank you for your continued support of common cathedral. Your contribution is keeping people fed physically and spiritually throughout this global pandemic. For Summer 2021, we’ve made a few updates we’d like to share with you.
Supplies: We are continuing to ask for pre-made lunches and are currently requesting the following supplies: 

  • 150 brown paper bag lunches
  • With sandwiches – We will prepare PB&J, turkey and cheese, ham and cheese, and tuna for some of our loyal sandwich makers          
  • 2-3 snacks inside (chips, fruit, cheese sticks, cookies) [Please put snacks in small zip locked bags if they aren’t already wrapped]

“Adding a tomato, pickles, lettuce, anything extra makes it a meal, not just a sandwich.” –John, community member


Program suppliesIf you are looking to support us in other ways, check out our Amazon Wish list: Click Here! It is updated monthly with seasonal items needed as indicated by our community. For example, ankle socks for these hot summer days! 
Important note: People are hungry right now, as many meal programs have closed or simplified their operations. It’s harder to get food if you are homeless or income-insecure. This is why we are requesting these items. 

Safely making sandwiches: Some people have expressed concern about making lunches during this COVID-time. Please *do* take extra precautions when making the food. Have individuals make them at home and drop off with one central person who will be doing the delivery on Sunday. Remind lunch-makers to sanitize the surface on which they make the food, to wash hands often, and to wear gloves. The virus itself is *not* food-borne but rather the danger is in particles coming into contact with the food items being prepared. 
BIG VIRTUAL HUGS to you, our ministry partners! Your support is always appreciated, and continues to be absolutely essential. Thank you!” 

Contact the church office if you have any questions at (781) 944-0205 or office@churchofreading.org.