Massport helps feed neighbors this holiday season


Annual food drive brought donations to community organizations

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) is helping some neighbors in East Boston, South Boston, and Worcester feed their families this holiday season. Massport employees collected and donated hundreds of non-perishable food items, as well as grocery store gift cards, for the Authority’s annual food drive that benefits several community organizations.

“Food insecurity is a real issue for many individuals and families, especially during the holidays,” said Massport Director of Community Relations & Government Affairs Alaina Coppola. “Through our annual food drive, we hope to help some of our most vulnerable neighbors feed their families this season. We thank our employees for their continued generosity.”

This year, Massport provided food donations to five community programs: Crossroads Family Center in East Boston, East Boston Community Soup Kitchen, South Boston Community Health Center Food Pantry, Winthrop Community Food Pantry, and Veterans Inc. Food Pantry in Worcester. These organizations serve hundreds of local residents each month and provide critical assistance and support year-round.

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Crossroads East Boston- Pictured L-R: Charles Smith, Program Director, Crossroads Family Center; Audrey Nagle, Manager of Charitable Giving Programs, Massport & Alaina Coppola, Director of Community Relations & Government Affairs, Massport