October 20, 2021

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Fit And Go Forward

Volunteers working to help thousands of families for holidays

Volunteers in Mass. working to help thousands of families for holidays



RHONDELLA: YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE IT, BUT THIS LINE STARTED LATE MORNING FOR THE AFTERNOON GIVEAWAY. 15 FAMILIES PREREGISTERED. DOUBLE THAT ARE EXPECTED. I WANT THE FOOD AND TOYS FOR MY KIDS. RHONDELLA: ROSA RIVERA HAS THREE KIDS AND SAYS THERE’S NOTHING FOR XMAS. SO SHE NEAR THE FRONT OF THE LINE TO GET DONATED TOYS AND A TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY MEAL. THEY GAVE US $100,000 AND WE BOUGHT A LOT OF TH MEAT, PORK SHOULDER. WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE A LATINX MEAL. RHONDELL 3500 FAMILIES WILL MOVE THROUGH THIS CHELSEA COLLABORATIV WAREHOUSE, FROM BIG OPERATIONS TO THE SMAL BUSINESSMAN WITH A BIG HEART, THERE IS A SPIRIT OF GIVING. >> WE’RE ARE A WHOLESALE COMPANY. WE USED TO SUPPLY RESTAURANT ONLY. WHEN THE RESTAURANTS SHUT DOWN WE ALMOST WENT OUT OF BUSINESS. RHONDELLA: M AND A PRODUCE MORPHED ITS BUSINESS INTO A THRIVING HOME DELIVERY SERVICE, THE CREW IS GRATEFUL AND GIVING BACK. >> ZUCCHINI, BUTTERNUT SQUASH, APPLES. THIS IS SPECIAL BECAUSE IT IS FRESH PRODUCE, WHICH IS HARD TO GET A HOLD OF AND OUTPATIENTS MADE IT. IN CHARLESTOWN WE SAY IT IS AN AFFORDABLE FOOD DESERT FOR HEALTHY FOOD. RHONDELLA: THEY CALL THIS A BLESSING IT IS RATHER FESTIVE HERE AS THEY ARE DOING THEIR GIVEAWAYS. SANTA IS HERE. THE LINE GOES AROUND THE BLOCK. A LUCKY FEW RECEIVED A TEXT MESSAGE THIS MORNING, SO THAT WE MAY GOT INSIDE THEY WOULD ALSO BE GETTING CASH ASSISTANCE, THINGS TO THE HARVARD PILGRIM HEALTH C

Volunteers in Mass. working to help thousands of families for holidays


The pandemic has led to record unemployment and soaring food insecurity across Massachusetts.

The pandemic has led to record unemployment and soaring food insecurity across Massachusetts.

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