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ASHLAND – Thanks to a generous donation by Ashand-based Boston BioProducts, TJ’s Food & Spirits on Route 135 in Ashland gave away 800 meals to those in need last week.

The program was so successful, it has been extended for a second week.

Meals will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is a different meal offered each day from April 20-24

The goal of the distribution is to help those who are struggling to make ends meet.

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“We were thrilled with the turnout and success we had last week with the program. By partnering with Boston BioProducts, it allowed us to use the platforms, services, and resources we had to help those in need by offering a free meal,” said owner John Tomasz

“Framingham Baking Company reached out to us once the word got out on the program. They have since donated all the rolls that have been provided with each free meal,’ said Tomasz.

“It is in time’s like these, that we must look out for one another. To check in a little more often, read in between the lines, even when they say they are OK. It is in times like these, that we won’t ever forgot, those small acts of kindness,” said Tomasz.

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“Maybe the free meal is for you, someone in your family, an elderly neighbor or a friend, there are no questions asked and no judgment. But in times like these, it is the smallest gesture that can mean the most to that one person struggling,” said Tomasz.

TJ’s is located on the Ashland/Hopkinton line is located at 355 West Main Street in Ashland.

Located on Chestnut Street in Ashland, Boston provides high quality bio reagents, chemicals and buffers at competitive prices to research labs in hospitals, Universities, and Biotech firms.

The company specializes in Protein Research, Molecular Biology, Cell Physiology, Immunology, and Custom Formulations.

BioProducts was founded in 1995 by a group of research scientists from Harvard Medical School.

Starting on Tuesday, April 28, TJ’s will be offering a limited menu available for curbside take-out Tuesday through Saturday from 11;30 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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