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Your LOCAL United Way Since 1934

Food Security

Food Security

The United Way of Tri-County launched its Food Security Initiative in 2011 not only to help people meet their nutritional needs, but also to ensure all individuals are better able to reach their full potential. When families achieve food security, children can concentrate during school, adults perform better at work and seniors maintain independent living. These factors all help people and communities thrive. In 2023 UWTC owns and operates 3 food pantries, 2 hot meal programs, and the MetroWest Cross Dock where local food pantries can come and pick up a weekly supply of food provided in part by the Greater Boston Food Bank and the Worcester County Food Bank. Learn more

pounds of food distributed last year

families received groceries at our 3 food pantries

hot meals served at our 2 congregate meal Cafés


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 24 Hour Help Lines 

Mass211 is a statewide information and referral line available 24/7 to connect callers to critical social service programs and organizations in their community. Mass2-1-1 is free, it’s confidential, available in over 150 languages and can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 from any landline or mobile telephone in the state. Learn more

Call2Talk is the 24 hour mental health/suicide prevention helpline of Mass2-1-1 and the United Way of Tri-County. In addition to its primary function as a helpline Call2Talk provides outreach to isolated seniors, awareness training for community members as well as postvention services like LOSSteam MetroWest and Move4Ward. Learn more

calls received last year through the United Way’s two 24 hour help lines

Tools For School

Tools for School

Tools for School provides children in grades K-12 with a new backpack full of grade-specific school supplies sending them off to school ready to learn. Learn more

backpacks filled with school supplies were distributed
to local children from lower income households


Ready To Read

Ready to Read

Ready to Read promotes early literacy by providing children ages 0-5 with 12 new books each year. Children receive up to 72 books in total by the time they enter kindergarten to keep at home and help to develop a love of reading. Learn more


Books were distributed to children ages 0-5 from lower income homes

Hope for the Holiday

Hope For The Holidays

Hope for the Holidays gives hope to children and families who are struggling during the holiday season. Through this program children and adults with special needs receive at least three holiday gifts from their wish list. Learn more


children received at least 3 holiday gifts each



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All numbers are from January - December, 2022