FOXBORO (CBS) — The Massachusetts Military Support Foundation is working to provide more than one million meals to New England veterans in need during the coronavirus crisis.
The organization is preparing “vital food kits” at the Joint Base Cape Cod. Each of the 50,000 packages will contain enough nutritional food to last two people 14 days, according to the foundation.READ MORE: 3 People Rescued From Rip Currents At Salisbury Beach; DCR Issues Warning
Of that, 20,000 kits will go to Massachusetts veterans. A makeshift warehouse, consisting of Sysco trailer trucks, has been set up at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro to reach veterans in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.READ MORE: Worcester Unveils Statue Of Celtics Legend Bob Cousy
According to the New England Patriots, VFW programs and veterans will be able to pick up the meals starting on Tuesday. Volunteers equipped with proper safety equipment, like gloves and hand sanitizer, will run the warehouse weekdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. until April 10.MORE NEWS: Boston Marks Juneteenth With Celebration In Nubian Square
To support the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation, visit their website.