Elks, Mass Maritime distribute food to those in need
The Wareham Elks Lodge teamed up with the Massachusetts Maritime Academy cadets on October 17 to distribute boxes of healthy food to local veterans and others in need.
Many of the more than 185 boxes were distributed at the Mass Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, where a line of cars formed at 7:30 a.m. in advance of the event’s 9 a.m. start time. Because workers were ready early, they began distributing food at 8 a.m. and stayed on duty until noon.
After the event’s end, there were still a number of boxes to be distributed.
The Elks hit the road, delivering boxes to the homes of Elks and veterans in need and to the Bourne, Wareham, and Onset Fire Departments.
The Lodge extended thanks to the cadets and other volunteers, as well as to veterans for their service to the country.