Boston Herald: Boston’s St. Francis House serves hundreds of meals to those in need on Christmas, despite fewer volunteers amid COVID-19

by Amy Sokolow


A year after St. Francis House in downtown Boston served hundreds of hot Christmas meals for those in need without the help of volunteers due to COVID-19, they pulled it off again on Saturday despite only having half their usual turnout of volunteers.

“With a new variant right now, people are really scared. We had some folks that had planned on coming in, but had to change their minds last minute,” said Karen LaFranzia, president and CEO of St. Francis house.

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