By Alison Bosma | Wicked Local
“We’re unsure what’s going to happen at the end of the month, when that extra money runs out,” Franklin Food Pantry’s Lynn Calling said, of federal benefits set to expire at the end of July. “That’s something a lot of pantries are talking about. .... We don’t know what it will look like. This is nothing we can plan for.”
Closing in on...
A volunteer prepares take-out meals for guests of the Pearl Street Cupboard & Café hot meals program.
Framingham, MA – In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Way of Tri-County’s Pearl Street Cupboard & Café received a generous donation from members of the Lutheran Church of Framingham. The purpose of these funds is to increase capacity by...
Holding a $10,000 check to the United Way of Tri-County are, from left, Heather Pedersen, mortgage originator, St. Mary's Credit Union; Tom Seymour, board of directors, St. Mary's Credit Union; Barbara LaGrenade, director of Marlborough Community Cupboard, United Way of Tri-County; Maria Penniman, vice president, retail services, St. Mary's Credit Union; and Billy...
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...
UWTC’s three food pantries have served a record number of people since the onset of COVID-19. Lines form as clients wait to pick up the food they need for their families, but struggle to provide. Food is distributed monthly based on family size – larger families get more of each product. UWTC is committed to ensuring access to fresh, healthy food for everyone in need....
Name: Clara Rodriguez
Town of residence: Framingham
How long have you been working at UWTC?
I have been working here for about a year.
What is your role at UWTC?
I am the Warehouse Supervisor at United Way Distribution Services but I’ve been working at the Pearl St. Cupboard during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What is a typical day like for you at UWTC?