Catholic Charities News
Volunteers wearing neon-yellow vests unloaded frozen Thanksgiving turkeys from a box truck parked on Columbia Road Saturday morning, stuffed them into reusable blue shopping bags, and carried them for people boarding buses and for others who came in cars.
The volunteers were working for Catholic Charities and United Way, which were among community groups and nonprofit organizations that supplied thousands of local families with fruits, vegetables — and turkeys — on Saturday.
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"Catholic Charities and United Way distributed more than 2,000 meals at Catholic Charities Yawkey Center on Columbia Road Saturday, and more at sites in South Boston, the South End, and Somerville, according to United Way spokeswoman Brigid Boyd.
People started lining up at 4 a.m., Boyd said, ahead of the doors opening at 9 a.m., when volunteers began guiding streams of local residents through a fast-moving queue."
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