GOVERNOR PATRICK SERVES IN CELEBRATION OF THANKSGIVING
Governor Patrick serves a meal at Boston Rescue Mission's annual Day of Thanks. (Photo Credit: Eric Haynes / Governor's Office) View additional photos.
BOSTON – Sunday, November 18, 2012 – Governor Deval Patrick today joined volunteers and staff to serve a complete Thanksgiving dinner to hundreds of men, women and children at the Boston Rescue Mission for their annual Day of Thanks.
“As the holiday season draws near, it is important that we come together as a community to help those in need,” said Governor Patrick. “I am proud to join the Boston Rescue Mission in their efforts to ensure that no one goes hungry this Thanksgiving holiday.”
The Boston Rescue Mission has provided basic life necessities, programs and services to the poor and homeless since 1899, and has hosted the annual Day of Thanks event for the past 18 years. Along with serving hot meals on the annual Day of Thanks, the Mission also distributes turkeys with complete holiday food baskets to local families in need to enjoy at home. Through its food pantry, residential recovery, job training, overnight shelter and outreach program, the Boston Rescue Mission provides assistance to nearly 28,000 people a year. Last year, the Mission provided thousands of pounds of food and beverages during the event.