By Gintautas Dumcius, Dorchester Reporter, Jan. 2, 2014
Walsh announced the public service events at a press conference inside his inaugural committee’s offices, located at the Bayside Office Center in Dorchester. He was joined by John Drew, president of ABCD, and Suzanne Battit, vice president of external affairs and advancement at the Greater Boston Food Bank. Drew said his organization attempts to help 90,000 people a year. Battit said one in 9 Massachusetts residents are often at risk of going hungry.
Walsh said as a state representative from Dorchester, he was a “frequent caller” to both of their offices, looking to aid constituents.
The inaugural committee is also holding a youth summit on Saturday, Jan. 4, aimed at sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth graders. The summit, which will be held at Roxbury Crossing and start at 3 p.m., will be moderated by New England Cable News’s Latoyia Edwards and City Year’s Charlie Rose.