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By Diana Bravo, The Boston Globe

Lawrence has announced a $1 million expansion of its Grab-n-Go Restaurant Meals program, which helps local restaurants provide meals to food insecure residents amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The city will work with Groundwork Lawrence, a local environmental organization, to cater meals from local restaurants for $12 each and get them to residents who need home delivery. Interested homebound or quarantining residents can call 978-620-3550 to see if they qualify for meal delivery. Other residents can go to the city’s partner emergency food providers, including the YMCA, Bread & Roses, Lazarus House, and the Boys & Girls Club. “This pandemic has spared no one. It has brought our restaurants to their knees and shown how fragile our community’s food security is,” Mayor Daniel Rivera said. “So this only makes sense to support the restaurants and have them support the residents.”



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