By Trevor Ballantyne
Boston University Statehouse Program
BROOKLINE — Congressman Joseph Kennedy III, who doesn’t have any Republicans to tangle with to defend his seat in the 4th Congressional District next month, took to some community service by serving food during a visit to the Brookline Senior Center last Tuesday.
The gourmet spread of fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, perishables, and other items was supplied by The Brookline Food Coop. The co-op works with donors from more than 40 local restaurants, bakeries and grocery stores to distribute food items to more than 4,000 people each month at locations in Brookline and Boston’s surrounding neighborhoods.
“You have all this gourmet food right now on the street,” volunteer Timothy Ian MacDonald remarked, surveying long, colorful tables piled high with items originating from grocery stores like Whole Foods, bfresh and the Trader Joe’s in Coolidge Corner. “But you can get the same stuff right here.”