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Friday, November 4, 2022

Catholic Charities to Distribute 4,200 Thanksgiving Meals This November to Families Facing Hunger

Catholic Charities Boston will be distributing turkeys, fresh produce, or gift cards to approximately 4,200 families to ensure those in need can enjoy dinner with family and loved ones this Thanksgiving.

The effort is in conjunction with United Way’s annual Thanksgiving Project, with an estimated 20,000 meal kits being distributed at over 25 sites on Saturday, November 19, including several Catholic Charities locations. Families must register in advance in order to receive a meal ticket. On Friday evening, Catholic Charities Boston CEO and President Kevin M. MacKenzie will join volunteers at the Yawkey Center in Dorchester to assist with packaging meals for distribution.

“Food insecurity is a reality for a growing number of families and we’re seeing more and more working families who need help as the price of groceries continues to rise due to inflation,” said MacKenzie. “We are grateful to partner with United Way to help alleviate the financial burden that so many within our communities are facing.”

Catholic Charities’ Yawkey Center in Dorchester will be the largest of all the distribution sites, serving an anticipated 1,600 people. Additional Catholic Charities distribution locations includes the Somerville Food Pantry, Catholic Charities Merrimack Valley in Lowell, Catholic Charities South in Brockton, the Labouré Center in South Boston, and the Blackstone Community Center in Boston’s South End.

If you are interested in helping Catholic Charities Boston alleviate food insecurity, please consider making a donation of money or a gift card by visiting our Ways to Give page.

Catholic Charities Boston’s Basic Needs department operates six food pantries across Eastern Massachusetts as well as provides referrals, emergency living assistance, and case management services including SNAP Application assistance. Learn more about our basic needs services here.

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