WHEAT Community Connections

Gold star' given to social service organization

Jan Gottesman
Managing Editor

STERLING - Sterling Selectmen Chairman Robert Cutler will be the first one to say not everyone gets a warm reception when they come before the board.

Wednesday night, Cutler gave Jodi Breidel, North County Regional Director of WHEAT Community Connections a"gold star."

Breidel was there to outline the services WHEAT, which is now a part of the United Way of Tri-County, provides to residents in several local communities, including Sterling.

The annual assessment that the town pays is $3,000, Breidel said, and there are also volunteers from the community who help with programs.

In the year since Breidel has returned to WHEAT - after being the executive director for several years, then leaving for the corporate world - the programs have consolidated from three Clinton locations to one - 272 High St. With everyone under one roof, it is easier to redirect services, she said. For example, if perishable items are donated to the pantry, some can be served in the cafe that day. read more


 Our Mission     

At WHEAT Community Connections our mission is to give support to individuals and families who find themselves experiencing economic and personal challenges by providing emergency assistance and programs that promote self-sufficiency.
There is no charge for our services.
Some of the services that we can help you with include: Groceries, Hot Meals, Pet Food, Weekly Employment Listings, Access to Mass Health Applications and Food Stamp Applications as well as other local assistance programs and services.
Available by appointment only: Case Management and Referral Services through SMOC,
Seasonal Fuel Assistance Services, WIC: Women, Infant & Children (Tues. & Thurs.)
WHEAT serves hundreds of your neighbors each month and we rely on contributions and
volunteers to do the work. We truly cannot do it without you!
Please consider a donation or come make a difference as a volunteer. You will be glad
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Wheat Community Connections
272 High St., Clinton, MA 01510 • 508-370-4943
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