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United Way, Moran help distribute Thanksgiving meals

Eagle Tribune

Volunteers at the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Family Services of Merrimack Valley and the Liz Murphy Open Hand Pantry recently distributed more than 525 Thanksgiving meals to families in need in Lawrence and Haverhill.


They participated in the United Way’s 19th annual Thanksgiving Project to distribute more than 165,000 pounds of food in over 7,000 individual Thanksgiving grocery packages. Among the volunteers was state Rep. Frank Moran, D-Lawrence.


“Our focus is on helping the most people in need,” said Michael K. Durkin, president and CEO at United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. “Many families rely on these meals to help stretch their food budgets for the week."


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