United Way joined Catholic Charities and partner agencies in 11 different communities across the region on November 19 to distribute 6,500 packages of Thanksgiving groceries, including turkey and the fixings, to families in the Greater Boston area. The meals were meant to not only provide the fixings for a celebratory meal, but also help struggling families get through the week without having to stretch their food budget.
More than 500 volunteers spent the week helping to organize and pack over 200,000 pounds of food into the 6,500 Thanksgiving meal packages.
The Thanksgiving Project took place on November 19 in Chelsea, Lawrence, Lynn, Somerville, Lowell, Quincy, Randolph, Weymouth and the Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester, the South End and South Boston.
Since the Thanksgiving Project began, United Way volunteers and partners have come together to provide over 37,000 Thanksgiving meal packages to families in need in our community.
The Thanksgiving Project this year was made possible by support from Mass Convention Center Authority, who donated the space, Stop & Shop, UPS, Putnam, DDJ Capital Management, Federal Home Loan Bank and Falcon Investment Advisors.