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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 06-04-2020

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JUNE 4-10, 2020 CUMBERLAND / LINCOLN 11 LINCOLN – As a way to keep staff members employed and help local families in need dur- ing the coronavirus crisis, Bank of America has transformed its Lincoln facility's cafeteria into a kitchen making meals for hundreds of Boys & Girls Clubs members and their families. Each day Monday through Friday 300 meals are pro- vided to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Rhode Island, which includes the Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland- Lincoln, 1 James McKee Way in Cumberland, and the Boys and Girls Club of Woonsocket, 72 Kendrick Ave. in Woonsocket. "We can't say thank you enough to Bank of America," Gary Rebelo, president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Rhode Island, told The Valley Breeze. "A lot of our families, especially during the pandemic, are food insecure. A lot of these kids wouldn't unfor- tunately be able to get a nutritious dinner … without us being here." The program is in its sixth week. Sean Dagesse, Rhode Island mar- ket manager for Bank of America, said it will continue for the foresee- able future until employees begin moving back into the building. "As everyone knows these are extremely trying times," Dagesse said. "There are so many people out of work and who need help in many different ways." He said they hope by providing a meal they are helping to take a little burden off families. Rebelo noted that the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Rhode Island had already been doing a meal service out of both of its locations. "This has allowed us to expand what we have been doing for our families," he said. "It's definitely made an impact." Out of the 150 meals the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Rhode Island receives daily, 100 go to Woonsocket and 50 go to Cumberland, Rebelo said, adding that "not one meal is left over." Meals are available for curbside pickup at the Cumberland loca- tion and for curbside pickup and delivery through the Woonsocket facility, Rebelo said. The meals are delivered cold-packed and come with instructions for reheating, he said, adding that club staff can reheat meals for families who don't have a way to do so themselves. The meals include a protein, grain, and vegetable, and vegetar- ian options are available. Dinners range from chicken parmesan with penne and fresh vegetables to sweet and sour shrimp served with peppers, pineapple, onions, rice, dim sum, and a Mandarin orange. Bank of America turns cafeteria into food kitchen By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer REBELO DAGESSE See CAFETERIA, Page 12 BONNIE PIEKARSKI, unit director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Rhode Island's Woonsocket Clubhouse, delivers food prepared by Bank of America to local Club member LILIANA DIOUF. 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