Special to the Times-Free Press
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) is again lending a hand to neighbors in East Boston, South Boston, Winthrop and Worcester through their annual food drive to help feed families this holiday season. Massport employees donated over 40 boxes filled with hundreds of non-perishable food items including cereals, canned soups, canned vegetables, peanut butter and rice, and collected nearly $400 dollars in gift card donations for the Authority’s annual food drive that benefits several community organizations.
“With rising food costs driving hunger to unprecedented levels, it is more important than ever that we look out for our neighbors and provide comfort to those experiencing food insecurity this season,” said Massport Director of Community Relations and Government Affairs Alaina Coppola. “We hope these donations are enjoyed by the many families that receive support from their community organizations. We thank our employees for their continued generosity.”
This year, Massport provided all food donations to five community programs: Crossroads Family Center in East Boston, East Boston Community Soup Kitchen, South Boston Community Health Center Food Pantry, Winthrop Community Food Pantry and Veterans Inc. Food Pantry in Worcester. These organizations serve hundreds of local residents each month and provide critical assistance and support year-round.