RMV Shifts Food Collection into High Gear
(Boston, MA)—Registrar Rachel Kaprielian will lead a crew of RMV senior staff and employees to work the assembly line at the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) on Thursday morning, December 4, 2008 as part of the agency’s holiday giving campaign to help the hungry.
RMV employees will inspect, sort and repack donated grocery products that will then be distributed to hunger relief agencies. The RMV has set up collection boxes in 33 branches across the state in partnership with the GBFB and three other regional food banks.
Registrar Kaprielian is urging RMV customers to bring a canned good or other non-perishable item if they visit a branch to renew their license or registration. “If every customer who visited our branches last month brought in just one food item, we could donate more than 350,000 grocery products. Imagine how many people that would help feed.”
The RMV’s giving campaign will run through the end of the year. Branches in the eastern part of Massachusetts will collect for GBFB while RMV offices in other regions have been assigned to the Worcester County Food Bank, Western Mass Food Bank and Merrimack Valley Food Bank.