Last week, families and friends throughout the Boston area gathered to give thanks for each other — and the food that symbolizes our national holiday of Thanksgiving. Massport employees joined the Winthrop Community Food Pantry to remember those in our community who were not able to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast especially neighbors who are homeless, ill, injured, jobless, or alone.
Winthrop Community Food Pantry serves an average of 90 Winthrop families per month and donations are always needed. 222 Bowdoin Street, Winthrop, 617-846-6884
The Greater Boston Food Bank reported a 21% increase in requests for food between 2008 and 2014. One in nine residents of Eastern Massachusetts does not know where their next meal is coming from. The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport, public terminals in the Port of Boston, Hanscom Field, and Worcester Regional Airport. Massport is a financially self-sustaining public authority whose premier transportation facilities generate more than $15 billion annually, and enhance and enable economic growth and vitality in New England. No state tax dollars are used to fund operations or capital improvements at Massport facilities. For more information please visit massport.com.