Coronavirus: $125K from Antonacci Family Foundation launches Millions of Meals drive at Food Bank of Western Mass.

SPRINGFIELD — The Antonacci Family Foundation has donated $125,000 to launch the Millions of Meals food drive with the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The $125,000 donation was announced by representatives of the foundation and the Food Bank at Trinity United Methodist Church on Sumner Avenue on Tuesday morning…

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‘Trash’ men and women proud to serve public’s recycling and waste management needs during COVID-19 pandemic (Guest viewpoint)

By Kim Brodeur and Shawn Asher | Guest viewpoint

Annually, Massachusetts residents, businesses, and town buildings and schools create about seven million tons of trash, several millions tons of recyclables, and more than one million tons of construction and demolition debris and bulky waste — stuff like couches, carpeting, large toys, refrigerators, and wood from house repairs. We are two of the several thousand employees in Massachusetts who, every day, collect, process, and dispose the material. We bet that you have not wondered who picks up your trash and where it goes. That’s OK with us because it means we are doing our jobs…

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