Client Spotlight: Sandi from the Pearl St. Café

Name: Sandi
Town of Residence: Framingham 
Can you tell us about your family? 
It’s just me; I am 61 years old. 
Which direct service do you benefit from? 
I come to the Pearl St. Cupboard for groceries and I also come to the Café to get hot meals every night. 
Can you tell me how long you have been coming to the Pearl St. Cupboard & Café?
I have been coming here for two years. 
Can you tell me why you come?
I come here because I am out of work. I need assistance. I am also willing to work to pay back for the assistance I receive here. That’s why I also volunteer here! 
How did you find out about this service?
I looked on the internet. 
What kind of help do you receive?
By coming here, I get groceries, hot meals, and I meet new people. 
What is the best part of the Pearl St. Cupboard & Café?
Everything! Food, the people who work here, and the people you see every day. 
How has coming here helped you?
This has helped in so many ways! I don’t have to worry about food, and I get to meet new people and socialize. 
How would things be different if you didn't come to the Pearl St. Cupboard & Café?
If I wasn’t able to come here, I would be without food and companionship. 
Do you have any other comments you would like to add?
This service is great in so many ways! I am so glad the hot meals are now available seven days a week!