Neighbor to Neighbor

The Neighbor to Neighbor ministry's goal is to connect Highrockers with opportunities to serve with our neighbors in the community. 

 

Food Collection and Delivery

Each week, we collect and deliver food to Arlington residents living in low income housing as a way of serving and getting to know our neighbors better. With the help of Panera and Food Link, we get high quality, nutritious food that would otherwise be wasted to residents of Menotomy Manor.

  • The pick up team collects donated bread on Monday nights from nearby Panera locations (Alewife and Porter Square) and drops it off in the kitchen of Highrock Church.
  • On Tuesday afternoons, we take the bread to the Arlington High School cafeteria, where a second team wraps all the bread and puts it in individual bags for delivery to families in Arlington.
  • On Tuesday evenings, a third team delivers the wrapped bread and other fresh food donations (e.g. high quality meat provided by Food Link) to over 30 families who live at Menotomy Manor in Arlington. Our delivery team enjoys getting to know our neighbors as we talk about life, God, and anything else on their minds.

 

Neighborhood Events

Community Clean Up Days

Many hands make light work! Every summer, Highrockers across the Highrock Network head out in the community to help make our neighborhoods a better place to work and play. We've partnered with the students and faculty of Arlington High School to get the building and grounds ready for fall, helped out at soup kitchens and food pantries, removed litter from city streets, and have worked with park services to clear hiking paths and clean invasive plants out of rivers. 

Bike Tune-Up Clinic

Arlington is a bike-friendly community, and many living here bike to work or school. Every summer, Highrockers and other community volunteers host a bike tune-up clinic where Menotomy Manor residents can get their bikes repaired at no cost. Thanks to the donations of local sponsors, many young residents have also received free helmets to promote bike safety!

 

Get Involved

These are just some of the ways that you can lend your talents and time to serve others. Have an idea of how you'd like to contribute? Interested in joining a team or event? Reach out to the Neighbor to Neighbor Ministry Director, Joe Marcucci, at joem@highrock.org

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