The CMAA Senior Bulletin – May 07, 2021

Congressman Jim McGovern Supports CMAA Food Equity Efforts and Other Organizations In Extending Food Box Program Set To Expire At End of May

One of our region’s biggest issues is food insecurity, especially among our most vulnerable populations. That’s why we are proud to support the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program in Central Massachusetts.

This program provides thousands of pounds of farm-fresh food to people across Central Massachusetts free of charge (73 tons since September 2020!). The official USDA program may be sunsetting at the end of the month, but with the mutual assistance of several local organizations, there will be no stoppage in this service.

In fact, we’re looking to expand it!

 

By supporting the Farmers to Families Food Box program, CMAA and our community partners at Yes We Care, the YMCA of Central Massachusetts, the Worcester County Food Bank, and the United Way of Central Massachusetts are committed to furthering food equity for all.

 

We were honored to see an outpouring of support during our press conference this week, which included remarks from Dr. Moses Dixon of CMAA, Pam Suprenant of the YMCA of Central Massachusetts, Rev. Clyde Talley of Yes We Care and Belmont AME Zion, Jean McMurray of the Worcester County Food Bank, and Congressman Jim McGovern.

Check out the full press conference below!

Want to hear more about the program? MassLive has you covered!

Click here to read the full article about this week’s announcement.

Pictured left to right: Dr. Moses Dixon (CMAA), Congressman Jim McGovern (2nd District of Massachusetts), Rev. Clyde Talley (Yes We Care and Belmont AME Zion Church), Pam Suprenant (YMCA of Central Massachusetts), Jean McMurray (Worcester County Food Bank)

Pictured left to right: Congressman Jim McGovern (2nd District of Massachusetts), Pam Suprenant (YMCA of Central Massachusetts), Jean McMurray (Worcester County Food Bank), Tom Slicklen (Provision Ministries), Dr. Moses Dixon (CMAA), Rev. Clyde Talley (Yes We Care and Belmont AME Zion Church)