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150,000 pounds of food (plus the turkeys);
25,000 people who get to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal in their own home;
5,500 Thanksgiving meals distributed in 10 communities;
500 volunteers making a difference and making it all happen.
This weekend, United Way’s annual Thanksgiving Project successfully distributed 5,500 Thanksgiving meal packages to families in 10 local communities – helping 25,000 individuals to enjoy a holiday meal in their own home.
Amy Cohen, of Dorchester, waited in line with a friend for more than an hour at Catholic Charities in Dorchester on Saturday, November 22 to pick up a Thanksgiving turkey and groceries. “It means a lot… You get the whole family together,” she told the Boston Globe.
It also means a lot to the 500 volunteers who helped pack and distribute the meals. According volunteer Todd MacLean, who was in Dorchester on Saturday volunteering with his family for the second year in a row, “You feel tired when you’re done, but you feel great.” Continue reading