WILMINGTON, MA — Watch the latest episode of “Talk of the Town” with WCTV’s Lisa Kapala featuring quick, feel-good stories from around town.
In this episode, Kapala interviews Wilmington Sons of Italy President John Romano and member Kevin Caira about the organization’s recent efforts to provide a free meal to town employees to thank them for keeping the town safe and running during the COVID-19 pandemic.
John Romano explained that, since early May, the Sons of Italy have donated meals to the Police Department, the Veterans Department, the Public Buildings Department, the Department of Public Works, and the departments within the Town Hall. The Sons will be donating meals to the Wilmington Fire Department this upcoming week.
Romano added that meals were also provided to workers on all three shifts at AdviniaCare on West Street and CareOne on Woburn Street. He credited Sons of Italy member Michele Caira Nortonen for coming up with the meals program idea.
Kevin Caira noted that the meals program also allowed the Sons of Italy to help out local restaurants in Wilmington, including AJ’s Kitchen and Lucci’s.
Romano discussed how Sons of Italy members have been unable to meet in-person since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but have been keeping in touch with Zoom meetings, a newsletter, and phone calls. He stressed that the Sons would welcome new members.
“The more members we have, the more charitable work we can do in our community and beyond,” said Romano. “We would love to have people come and join us. Applications can be found at www.wilmingtonsoi.org.”
Watch the 8-minute episode, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:
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