As published in The East Boston Times on Wednesday, November 27, 2013:
While Crossroads is most well known for its homeless family shelter on Havre Street, they also operate a Food Pantry that proudly serves hundreds of East Boston households. As the holidays approach, families turn to the Food Pantry for help in assembling a special family meal.
Despite the temperature in the 20s and a blistering wind chill, nearly 300 East Boston families came to Crossroads on Sunday November 24. Each family received a turkey and a bag of fixings for their Thanksgiving meal. Crossroads staff and volunteers from the East Boston CommUNITY Activity Corp. and the USS Constitution in Charlestown worked tirelessly to distribute these items to long lines of grateful families.
“This success would not have been possible without our generous annual turkey donors: St. Mary of the Assumption Church and St. Lawrence Church in Brookline, St. Bridget Parish in Framingham, Holy Family Parish in Concord, and the Greater Boston Food Bank. On behalf of the East Boston community, and Crossroads staff and families, we would like to express our overwhelming gratitude. We are so proud of our ongoing ability to ease the stress of the holidays for these families. We are looking forward to our Annual Thanksgiving potluck for families and staff on Monday evening.”