Saturday, November 19, 2016 – Boston, MA
The holiday season is always a busy one at the American Red Cross Food Pantry in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and this year is no exception. On a chilly Saturday in late November, the pantry was bustling as families stopped in to get their groceries for the week leading up to Thanksgiving. A group of volunteers from BlueWave and the community handed out donated fruits, vegetables, and non-perishables. “The Boston Red Cross Food Pantry is a fantastic community institution,” says BlueWave Project Development Principal Mike Marsch. “We are proud that for the third year in a row the BlueWave team has helped to serve over 1,500 families on the Pantry’s busiest day on the year.”
The Roxbury and New Bedford pantry locations, as well as the mobile distribution services supplied by the non-profit organization, serve nearly 15,700 families across the state. In addition to the Food & Nutrition Program, the Red Cross Youth Program provides opportunities for young people to get involved with social justice issues in their communities. Red Cross provides disaster services 24/7 to families across Massachusetts.
To donate, or to learn about volunteer opportunities within your community, visit the Red Cross website at http://www.redcross.org/local/massachusetts/volunteer