Mayor Wu Distributed Christmas Meals in Dorchester

Around 350 local families received Christmas meals on Friday in Dorchester as part of a tradition started by Mayor Tom Menino almost 30 years ago – 28th Annual Holiday of Giving.

Mayor Michelle Wu was there to lend a helping hand. According to the Boston Herald, families waited in line at the St. Peter’s Teen Center to receive a meal kit that included ham, chicken, or fish, plus milk and laundry baskets full of items like toothbrushes, toothpaste and laundry detergent.

“It’s incredibly special for me to be here. We can all feel Mayor Menino here as well, making sure that he’s still taking care of the city,” said Wu.

This is the second year that food and essentials were given out instead of toys.

You can read more about this special event here. 

Image via Mayor Wu on Instagram

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