'People are hungry:' Virus takes toll on immigrant enclave

On Tuesday, hundreds of people waited in line that stretched twice around the block to pick up food being handed out by Vega's group. The Chelsea Collaborative is helping to process at least 125 unemployment applications a day and delivering food and other supplies to people with COVID-19 who cannot leave their homes, she said. Vega said she realizes everyone in her organization is risking their lives by stepping up to help the needy in their community.

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Headquarters: 318 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150

Food Pantry: 25 Sixth Street, Chelsea, MA 02150

Mailing Address: PO BOX 505114, Chelsea, MA 02150

Photography by Darlene DeVita & Lena Mirisola