The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) recently held its Thanksgiving luncheon. Over 75 members of the community, nearly all of them seniors from the neighborhoods, came to the center at 1 Michelangelo Street in the North End to enjoy salad, antipasto, turkey, lasagna, potato, vegetables, and pumpkin pie. The NE/WE NSC’s fantastic team of volunteers cooked the meal, as they do every week, and handled everything from menu planning, shopping, cooking, serving, and clean-up! They do it with such love and dedication and the NE/WE NSC cannot thank them enough for their ongoing support. Over 50 turkeys were distributed to food pantry clients.
Special guests from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) included the Regional Administrator, James Arena-DeRosa, PR Director Chuck Perenick, and FNS Staff person Heather Stevens. The USDA has provided fresh produce for the NE/WE NSC’s hot meal program and is looking to expand their partnership with the center. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!