- Massachusetts Probation Service
Media Contact for Lowell Probation provides Thanksgiving meals for struggling families
Coria Holland, Communications Director
Lowell, MA — Lowell District Court Probation staff conducted the court’s Second Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive that helped feed more than 100 families in the city. The bags of food were donated to the Open Pantry of Greater Lowell.
Probation staff helped assemble the bags each of which included a frozen turkey, package of mashed potatoes, gravy, pie, canned yams, peas, corn, cranberry
sauce, and other canned items. Clerk Office employees and Court Officers also participated by donating items.
“There are people who are unable to make ends meet never mind hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for their families. Many of our clients are struggling with groceries and providing for their families. We hope that our contribution helped families come together to celebrate this tradition,” said Probation Officer Katherine Diaz who together with Ineabelle Dominguez, Probation Case Specialist, spearheaded the event.
Diaz said she and Dominguez launched the court’s Thanksgiving Food Drive for its clients after realizing the tremendous need.
Lowell District Probation is one of a number of courts throughout the state that launched charitable giving efforts—such as toiletry, winter clothing, and toy drives--to help those in need in the communities where they work.