Hingham, MA

Hingham Restaurant Saves Thanksgiving For Local Veterans

Dianna Carney

In a heartwarming act of kindness, a local restaurant in Hingham came to the rescue of a group of veterans on Thanksgiving Day. The Hingham Police shared the inspiring story on their Facebook page, detailing how the restaurant, Tosca, went above and beyond to ensure that these veterans could enjoy a warm and delicious Thanksgiving meal.

It all started when officers were called to a group home for veterans, where they learned that due to an unfortunate mishap, the veterans wouldn't be able to cook their 20-pound turkey. "The residents said they would walk to the store to get another turkey," explained the Hingham Police. Unfortunately, the officers discovered that the local food stores were closed, leaving the veterans in a difficult situation.

"An Officer stopped at one of the few open restaurants in the area, Tosca on North St., and explained the situation to the general manager to see if by chance they had any extra meals we could buy for the 6 Veterans. The manager immediately said they would make it work. Fifteen minutes later Tosca’s staff had meals for six, including all the sides and even a pie for desert boxed up. The manager refused to accept any payment and said they were happy they could help. Officers called one of the Veterans to tell them Tosca had meals for them and we were on the way to their home. The Veteran simply said “tell them thank you and God bless”. "

The Hingham Police expressed their deep appreciation for Tosca's support, especially as the establishment was already busy serving a large number of customers.

"Like any restaurant on Thanksgiving, it was extremely busy inside Tosca at the time. The staff at Tosca Restaurant - Hingham MA, especially General Manager Patrick Blye, stepped up without any hesitation to get these Veterans a warm Thanksgiving Day meal in a pinch. We’re so appreciative of their support."

Within the first hour of the Facebook post being shared by the Hingham Police, it received an overwhelming response from the community, garnering over 700 reactions. This incredible outpouring of support and appreciation highlights the impact of this heartwarming story, reminding us of the power of compassion and community.


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