BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Boston-based burger chain put together thousands of free hot lunches this week, and delivered them to the city's first responders during the coronavirus pandemic.
On Thursday, the Wahlburgers truck was spotted making stops at fire and police stations across the city. According to Boston Fire Department, the meals were delivered to every single Boston firehouse.
Earlier this week, Wahlburgers announced it would be putting together 2,000 meals and delivering them to all 32 of Boston's fire stations, 11 police stations, EMT stations, state police, and hospital workers.
Wahlburgers, which was founded by local brothers Paul, Mark, and Donnie Wahlberg, called it "an absolute privilege to serve Boston’s fire & police stations, EMTs & Paramedics and state police barracks."
“Being able to reach out to all the firefighters and the police officers and all the hospitals in Boston is amazing for us," said Chef Paul Wahlberg. "We want to make sure that everybody knows that we're here and the community is out to support them.”
According to BPD, officers made sure to respect social distance protocols as they approached and picked up their food from the Walhburgers food truck on Thursday.
“We appreciate Wahlburgers for stepping up to thank and support our officers during these difficult times," said Boston Police Commissioner William Gross.