Rep. Gordon, state legislators honor Tuscan Kitchen

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Rep. Ken Gordon, D-Bedford, and his house colleagues from the Merrimack Valley and the Boston Seaport gathered at Tuscan Kitchen to honor the restaurant and its owner, Joe Faro.

Last Thanksgiving, Faro and the Tuscan Kitchen staff joined with Columbia Gas Company to donate 20,000 turkey dinners to residents of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover who were without access to cooking gas after the Sept. 13, 2018 gas explosions.

The restaurant worked days roasting turkeys, preparing the fixings and packing the meals for pickup or at the locations where meals were served.

“The contribution that Tuscan Kitchen has made to our community is inspiring and breathtaking. When families in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover lost their ability to cook for their families on Thanksgiving, the call went out and Tuscan Kitchen stepped up” said Gordon.

Reps. Frank Moran, D-Lawrence; Christina Minicucci, D-North Andover; Tram Nguyen, D-Andover; and David Biele, D-Boston, joined Gordon at the Tuscan Kitchen Seaport location to present a resolution from the House of Representatives honoring the restaurant’s contributions. They also gifted a Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag to Tuscan Kitchen.

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