Following the successful Easter drive-through event, WHEAT Community Connections on Saturday, June 27 held a Snack Attack drive-through at Clinton Middle School. Both times, the snacks were donated by Christmas Tree Shop and distributed, contact free, by volunteers.
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Through our partnership with the Greater Boston Food Bank, the United Way of Tri-County helps other food pantries access more food locally for their clients. Every week the Greater Boston Food Bank delivers food to UWTC’s Framingham location for pickup. In 2019, 30 MetroWest agencies used this program and received 1,732,295 pounds of food. This helps keep shelves stocked in local food pantries that lack the staff or volunteer time, vehicles and financial resources to make more frequent trips to Boston to pick up food.
Thanks to the generosity of Christmas Tree Shops, WHEAT is hosted an Easter Candy & Snack Bag Drive Saturday, April 11, from noon to 3 p.m. Families participated in a drive-up behind Clinton Middle School, located at 100 West Boylston St., stations were set-up with volunteers that filled bags with candy and snacks. Volunteers wore masks and gloves. Families provided their own bags to hang out of their car. No one left their cars – this was solely a “drive thru” experience.