Mayoral Candidate William Tauro Brings Massive Food Program to Somerville, Feeds Community

Photo L to R: Rick Scirocco , Marisa Tauro, William Tauro, Joe Medeiros, Rayla Campbell, Don Cox ,Joann Bocca-Rivieccio, Michelle Sinclair , Larry Murphy

Tauro Joins Forces with Somerville Lions Club Switching Into High-gear with Food-drive Delivering Over Five-Hundred 35LB Weekly Food boxes to Somerville community


By Tom Ford

William Tauro is delivering a massive food distribution program to begin serving the Somerville Community. Tauro has created the relationship between Massachusetts Military Support Foundation (MMSF) and the residents of the City of Somerville through the Somerville Lions Club and arranging to have this monumental food program come to Somerville and provide the community with boxes of fresh food every week.

Tauro along with Candidate for State Office Rayla Campbell has fused these organizations together to make it happen and become a reality for the Somerville community to begin receiving these food boxes as early as beginning on March 6th and continuing every week on a Saturday.

The thirty-five pound boxes of food that each contains fresh milk, fresh meat, cheese, potatoes, vegetables and fruits. Five-hundred boxes of fresh food will be distributed every Saturday in front of the somerville Lions Club that’s located at 9 New Washington Street in Somerville. This program is open to the entire public, so please register at the link listed below and begin to receive your food boxes immediately free of charge.

This past weekend a donation of $2500.00 was presented to the organization from Tauro supporter Jose Medeiros of Quality Grapics to help support Tauro’s proposed distribution food program.

Massachusetts Military Support Foundation will host the weekly food distribution for local families in Somerville Saturday, beginning on March 6, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
The Buzzards Bay located organization Massachusetts Military Support Foundation (MMSF) will be distributing USDA Farmers to Families Food Box to local families in Somerville and surrounding communities on Saturday afternoons on a weekly basis.

Those wishing to receive food are asked to register on-line by visiting the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation website On the day of the Food Box distribution, individuals shall arrive in a vehicle, remain in the vehicle and wear a surgical mask at all times. Volunteers will place the Box in the vehicle’s trunk, back seat or pick-up truck bed.
Distributions will take place once a week at this location.

About the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation:

The Massachusetts Military Support Foundation’s (MMSF) mission is to provide programs, services and goods that help satisfy critical needs and enhance the well-being and quality of life for Massachusetts Veterans, active-duty Military, National Guard, Coast Guard, and their families. Since the onset of Covid-19, MMSF has expanded services to assist other families in need as well.


In response to the massive food insecurity problem posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation (MMSF) is committed to support both veteran communities and the general public.  MMSF was selected as a distribution partner for the USDA’s Farmer’s to Families program, which serves all families who are facing food insecurity challenges.  The Farmer’s to Families Food Boxes contain 32 pounds of perishable and nonperishable food items including fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products and meat products.
Our distribution process follows all COVID-19 health guidelines. Participants have limited interaction as they pick up their food boxes, which are easy to access. To date, we have provided more than 3.5 million meals to Veterans and Military families.

USDA Farmer’s to Families food boxes are available to all in the community.  To see a complete list of locations and date, select the General Public link below
PRIOR registration is required for ALL locations (see the link after each location to register and read instructions carefully, as each site varies slightly).

Please visit our website to register:

Photo:Joe Medeiros, Owner of Quality Graphics presents a donation to Don Cox, President of MA Military Support Foundation. The Somerville Lion’s Club is providing their facility at 6 New Washington Street for food distribution starting Saturday, March 6th. William “Billy” Tauro, Candidate for Somerville Mayor has been instrumental in coordinating operations and volunteers at this location to bring this program to Somerville.

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