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Patriots serve up lunch and smiles at Boston women's shelter

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Photo by Eric J. Adler

Robert Kraft and members of the Patriots Women's Association spent Thursday serving up a hearty lunch and much more. Mr. Kraft and Patriot wives and girlfriends made their annual trip the Women's Lunch Place in Boston to prepare and serve lunch for the shelter's clients, and though they were put to work, there was no shortage of smiles. 

The Women's Lunch Place on Newbury Street in Boston serves women, many of whom are homeless, both breakfast and lunch and fosters an environment of dignity and respect within the shelter by serving their clients, rather than having them wait in line. The warm and safe environment of the shelter has drawn the Patriots in to volunteer for years, and Myra Kraft frequently helped out at the shelter. 

Mr. Kraft was joined by Linda Holliday, Michelle McCourty, Raina Patricia, Shahrzad Slater, Kathleen Caserio and other members of the Patriots Women's Association. They chopped up vegetables, prepared chicken burrito bowls, the day's lunch, and crafted jewelry with more than 75 clients.  

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Before the day was through, Mr. Kraft presented a check for $25,000 to go towards The Women's Lunch Place 2016 Spaghetti Dinner, the shelter's annual fundraising event. The Patriots also donated t-shirts and care packages, including warm socks and personal care products donated by the Renaissance Hotel at Patriot Place. 

With Patriots memorabilia adorning the walls, the team is certainly a familiar sight at the Women's Lunch Place, and their help around the kitchen and in the shelter is always welcome.  

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Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft and The Patriots Women's Association visited The Women's Lunch Place in Boston on Thursday, Oct. 20. Together, they prepared meals and served lunch to the women, many of whom are homeless. The women also received a gift bag, which included warm socks, and Mr. Kraft presented The Women's Lunch Place with a $25,000 check.

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