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Stop & Shop distributes Thanksgiving turkeys at East Boston YMCA

Posted by Jeremy C. Fox  November 19, 2012 01:09 PM

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Stop & Shop associates Michael Ferrante and Dan Stronach, center, led the delivery on Friday of 250 turkeys to the East Boston YMCA as part of the supermarket chain’s Turkey Express program.

Stop & Shop brought its Turkey Express to the East Boston YMCA on Friday to deliver 250 Thanksgiving turkeys to neighborhood families.

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, the supermarket chain will donate 21,000 turkeys to families and hunger relief organizations across the region, according to a statement released by the chain. The Nov. 16 visit to the East Boston YMCA was one of nine stops on its Turkey Express route throughout New England.

“During this time of year we are especially mindful of the work by the food banks and hunger relief agencies across New England as they help make the holiday season easier for our neighbors in need,” said Suzi Robinson, spokesperson for Stop & Shop New England Division, in the statement.

“As a food retailer, fighting hunger is an integral part of who we are. Stop & Shop is fortunate to be able to help thousands of families in the communities we serve.”

The neighborhood YMCA branch is East Boston’s largest provider of child care, serving 350 registered families. Stop & Shop estimates a minimum of 1,000 children will have a traditional Thanksgiving feast with these donated turkeys.

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Ferrante and Stronach gave a turkey to the Lumache family in at the East Boston YMCA preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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