The Demakes Family YMCA will partner with the Alma Cares Foundation, run by Celebrity Chef Paul Wahlberg, to distribute 75 Thanksgiving turkey boxes to families in Lynn. Named for the matriarch of the Wahlberg family, Alma Cares, Inc. is a charitable, nonprofit organization that focuses on feeding the needy. The meals will be distributed to Lynn-area residents on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.

“We are excited to be able to support families in need this holiday season,” said Andrea Baez, Senior Branch Executive of the YMCA in Lynn. “We are grateful to the United Way of Massachusetts bay and the Alma Cares Foundation for recognizing the need of families in Lynn and Revere.”

The YMCA is sponsoring a number of donation drives and charitable activities around its branches this holiday season. The Lynn Y is also distributing gift cards from the United Way to families in Revere who need assistance with food and other necessities this holiday season. In addition to the distribution of turkey boxes, it is also working with the Lynn Public Schools to serve hot meals to youth this Fall and will host a toy drive to support its annual holiday events.