(Photo courtesy Women's Lunch Place)
The Women’s Lunch Place honored Boston’s First Lady Angela Menino for her commitment to the day shelter that provides meals, advocacy, and social, wellness, and educational services, to homeless and low-income women.
The Back Bay shelter presented Menino with its second annual “Women Who Give” award at its “eat LUNCH give” benefit luncheon at the Mandarin Oriental Wednesday.
Menino has been a volunteer and an Advisory Board member at the Women’s Lunch Place for 15 years.
“I’m so proud of the work my wife Angela does on behalf of our City’s women, and especially her commitment to the Women’s Lunch Place over the past 15 years,” Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said in a statement. “The Women’s Lunch Place treats all their guests with the dignity and respect they deserve, and gives them a place where they know they’ll always be welcomed.”
The annual “eat LUNCH give” is one of two fundraisers this year that will help the Women’s Lunch Place expand their food, advocacy and guest services.
The shelter, now in its 30th year, serves more than 1,000 women every year and is continuing to evolve its services to accommodate a wide range of needs.
“We are so grateful for the generosity towards Women’s Lunch Place shown at ‘eat LUNCH give,’ both from donations and in volunteer time,” Michelle McGee, president of the board of directors said in a statement. “These donations will ensure that the Women’s Lunch Place will continue to provide for women in need in Boston.”
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