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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!