WHEAT Community Connections has served residents of the Greater Clinton area since 1982 and in 2012 became a program of the United Way of Tri-County. It continues to provide a high degree of service to residents.
The WHEAT Community Cupboard & Café provides monthly groceries and hot meals five nights a week for Clinton, Berlin, Bolton, Lancaster and Sterling residents. Food is a basic need and many area residents struggle to provide food for themselves and their families.
Clients and their children can participate in nutrition classes to learn more about healthy eating through a partnership with Share Our Strength, Cooking Matters of MA and UMass Memorial Clinton Hospital. In 2019, 88 clients participated in nutrition education programs.
Through partnerships with our local senior centers, WHEAT Community Cupboard provides grocery delivery to homebound seniors in Bolton through its Senior Mobile Market and door to door transportation to Lancaster seniors so they can attend meals. These programs support healthy aging in place for older adults.
In addition to the above, WHEAT maintains strong partnerships with organizations like the Worcester County Food Bank, DTA, New England Farm Worker’s Council (Fuel Assistance), UMass Memorial Medical School, Edward M. Kennedy Health Center, Mass Health, Senior Whole Health and other social service agencies so that clients can access much-needed basic needs services in the Greater Clinton area.
Some of the services that we can help you with include: Monthly Groceries, Hot Meals, Pet Food, Employment Listings, Health and Wellness Education, Tools for School Program, Feed-A-Family Thanksgiving Program, Hope for the Holidays Toy Program, Senior Mobile Market Program, Case Management Services to apply for Fuel Assistance (during the season), Department of Transitional Assistance Emergency Services, and SNAP (Food Stamp) Benefits as well as Information and Referral Services to other local assistance programs and services.
Available by appointment and referrals only: Case Management and Referral Services, Seasonal Fuel Assistance Services, and WIC: Women, Infant & Children.
WHEAT serves hundreds of your friends, family and 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 you did!
WHEAT Community Connections
272 High St., Clinton, MA 01510 • PH: 508-370-4943 • Fax: 978-365-6340
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 847, Clinton, MA 01510
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 10am - 1pm
Community Café Hours: Monday thru Friday Doors Open at 4:45pm and Meal is served 5pm – 6pm
Community Cupboard Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am - 1pm • Monday & Thursday Evenings 4:30 pm - 6pm
272 High St., Clinton, MA 01510 • PH: 508-370-4941 • Fax: 978-365-6340
Hidden Treasures Store Hours: Monday thru Saturday 10am - 4pm
Donations can be made during store hours and also on Monday between 8 am and 10 am
Beginning 7/1/2020, Hidden Treasures will be accepting donations from 10:00 - 3:00 (Mon-Fri).
Donors are asked to knock on the store door and wait for an Associate to come out to look at and accept your donations. Donors will be taken one at a time. Please do NOT leave donations outside our doors as they're either taken or ruined by the weather.
Hidden Treasures is re-opening on Monday, July 13, 2020
Hiddein accordance with state and local guidance, There will be new sanitization and social distancing policies in place to protect the health and safety of our customers and employees. Precautions may include enforcing social distancing by limiting the number of shoppers in the store, helping customers remain at least six feet from each other, frequent cleaning of high-contact surfaces, providing masks and gloves for employees and requiring use by customers, and placing Plexiglas shield guards at registers. We appreciate your cooperation with these efforts to ensure that you, your fellow shoppers and our employees stay safe and healthy during this time. If you have any questions, please call Lisa, our Store Manager, at 508-370-4941. Thank you!
(Clinton Food Pantry, Hot Meals Program, Office and Thrift Store)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions:
Effective Monday evening March 16th until further notice WHEAT Community Café will be providing hot meals to-go only.
There will be no seated meals in the Café. Packaged hot meals will be handed out 5-6 pm Monday - Friday
WHEAT Community Cupboard pantry hours will remain unchanged.
Tues., Wed. and Thursday 10am-1pm • Mon. & Thurs. evening 4:30-6pm
WHEAT Community Connectiion’s commitment to feeding the hungry in our region is steadfast and can be depended on during this time of uncertainty.
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