Walsh, Boston Housing Authority Awards $2.5m in Food Distribution Contracts

Date Published: 
October 7th, 2020

From the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge:

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) is launching a $2.5 million partnership with local businesses and nonprofits to distribute hundreds of thousands of meals to its most vulnerable residents through the end of the year.

Leveraging federal aid, the new initiative will help address a variety of short- and long-term nutritional needs for low-income families in Boston’s public housing communities as part of an ongoing City effort. The funding is expected to finance logistical and staffing costs to provide up to 230,000 meals to 4,100 extremely low-income households through at least December 2020.

“Every resident in Boston needs access to food, and this is an opportunity to make sure that our most vulnerable communities continue to get it,” Mayor Walsh said. “This new investment will be a life-changer for countless Boston residents, and we look forward to forging new partnerships to make this happen.”

“Food and shelter are two of the most fundamental basic needs that must be met in order for other opportunities to be possible,” BHA Administrator Kate Bennett said. “We are eager to build upon the City’s food assistance efforts and get these resources into our public housing communities as soon as possible.”

Read the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge's article "Walsh, Boston Housing Authority Awards $2.5m in Food Distribution Contracts."

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