Patriots, Revolution helping feed veterans amid pandemic
FOXBORO, M.A. (WLNE) — The Patriots and Revolution are helping out again amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Kraft Group has teamed up with the Massachusetts Veteran Support Foundation to help feed thousands of veterans across New England.
The organizations have been using the Foxboro terminal as a packing and distribution center for the last 3 weeks. They’ve been filling up thousands of boxes with 2-weeks worth of non-perishable foods and sending them to veterans in need across the region using the Patriot’s equipment truck.
They have also been running weekly no-contact grocery pick-ups at 6 different locations in Massachusetts, including Gillette Stadium. There, veterans can get boxes of non-perishable goods, as well as fresh fruit, veggies, and dairy products.
The services started when the coronavirus pandemic hit, and on Monday they packed their one-millionth meal.
“This is an undertaking that is just incredible,” said Don Cox, president of the Massachusetts Veteran Support Foundation. “We’re going to do 5-million meals by the end of the month, and we’ll do it all throughout New England.”
“It takes a partner like the New England Patriots, and a guy like Robert Kraft to make sure you have what you need to get it done,” he said.