The world as we knew it has changed. Many who felt financially stable just a few short weeks ago, are now faced with the daunting question of how to put food on the table for their family.
Mi Amore’s mission to address food insecurity has never been more critical. The number of Winthrop families served rose from 32 to 220 in a relatively short period of time. We have shifted our operation to ensure the safety of our clients and volunteers, as well as to meet the increasing need within our community.
To that end, Mi Amore has partnered with the town of Winthrop and the Winthrop Food Bank in order to provide the community with a comprehensive, streamlined approach to addressing the need and ensuring that no individual or family goes hungry during these unprecedented times.
Our approach continues to be to recover food and distribute to the most vulnerable members of our community; we will now be actively raising funds to purchase food and gift cards from local restaurants and the Winthrop Marketplace for our clients. Every donation serves our community by helping local businesses and provides the most basic needs to members of our community.
Donations will continue to be processed through Mi-Amore. We are ever-grateful for Paul W. Marks Company and Muffin Town, who have been donating bulk food for distribution, the Winthrop Marketplace for their partnership, and the Winthrop Foundation for their recent grant, as well as several individuals and businesses who have pitched in to help meet the increased demand. We recognize that there is so much uncertainty during this unprecedented time, however, we are heartened by the strength of our community who never fail to rally for those in need.
If you know of someone who is suffering from hunger, please contact one of our board members. If you are in a position to make a gift, please consider visiting www.mi-amore.org, or contact one of our board members for more information.
Jeff and Suzie Carson: [email protected]
Nicole Ferrara: [email protected]
Meredith Hurley: [email protected]op.ma.us
Jon Poulos: [email protected]
Additionally, the Town’s Emergency Operations Center can be reached at 617-539-5848, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., or by emailing [email protected]
Other community food efforts include:
The Winthrop Food Pantry: 617-846-6884
Veterans Food Bank: 617-846-3065