East Boston Main Streets orchestrated some food distribution last Wednesday, 4/8, to provide food insecure families with fresh fruits and vegetables. Eastie Farm helped with the unloading and distribution. Each box weighed between five and ten pounds and had an assortment of fresh produce. I peeked in a few and saw citrus, melons, spinach, cilantro, and tomatoes to name a few options. Katsiroubas Bros. delivered the boxes, totaling 180 in all, and the driver could not have been more helpful, allowing us to take the pallets so the bottoms of the boxes wouldn’t get wet from the ground as it rained earlier in the day. Eastie Farm founder, Kannan, spread the word on the East Boston Mutual Aid forum and within a few hours all 180 boxes were in the homes of those who needed them.
We would like to thank Gladys Oliveros at East Boston Main Streets for orchestrating, Katsiroubas Bros. for delivering and helping unload, and the City of Boston for funding the whole thing.
If you have any opportunities for food distribution or any other mutual aid related opportunities, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see if we can help!