Boston, Massachusetts 2020-12-23 20:09:57 –
Chelsea, Massachusetts. (WHDH)-The Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation has worked with La Collabo Lativa this holiday season to show the communities they care about.
“We donated $ 100,000 to buy meals for our families for the holidays,” said Foundation President Karen Voci.
This donation helped La Colaborativa purchase more than 1,500 Chelsea family holiday meal ingredients.
“Many of the Chelsea residents are undocumented. This is all we have because they do not benefit from unemployment benefits,” said Gladys Vega, Executive Director of La Collaborativa.
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare volunteers helped pack and distribute the boxes.
“We have 3,000 pork shoulders, 1,500 chickens, individual chickens, whole chickens, and big hams. Probably 2,000 chickens today,” Vega said.
La Colaborativa also has a pop-up food pantry at Chelsea headquarters to give the community access to fresh and healthy food during a pandemic.
“For me, I think this is my Christmas miracle,” Vega said. “To be given for 10 months and to feed the community I grew up in. So for me this is very special.”
The organization has no plans to stop immediately.
“I don’t know when to stop. When people start to get hungry, we stop.”
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