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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 four months into statewide shutdowns driven by the global pandemic, the...
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 expanding hot meals to include weekends.   The newly expanded program opened last...
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 Castillo, AVP, branch manager, St. Mary's Credit Union. Marlborough - St. Mary...
  Framingham—Mass211, the Commonwealth’s statewide information and referral service has recently announced a collaboration with Aunt Bertha an online human services resource directory. The collaboration will provide phone support for those searching for services on the Aunt Bertha platforms including Boston Medical Center’s MA Community Resource Directory, Baystate Medical Center’s 413 Cares, and UMass Memorial Health Care & Reliant Medical...
The Marlborough Community Cupboard has seen a more than 25% increase in families needing food since the coronavirus pandemic began   MARLBOROUGH – Three Marlborough companies are aiming to bring a smile to residents’ faces while raising money for the Marlborough Community Cupboard Saturday.   A Touch of Class DJ’s, Fireside Real Estate and Old County Development will hold a rolling block party fundraiser Saturday afternoon. DJ’s from A Touch of...
The United Way of Tri-County and its Marlborough Community Cupboard staff and volunteers are smiling behind their masks and are thrilled to announce receipt of a Cummings grant. L to R: Sue Dolesh, Jordan Savitzky, Paige Savitzky, Susan Galloway, Becky Cosby, Barbara LaGrenade     Framingham, May 29, 2020 – The United Way of Tri-County (UWTC) is one of 130 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings...
Zachary Kassoy, 16, and Jaelyn Kassoy, 19, both of Marlborough, deliver a food donation to the Marlborough Community Cupboard Wednesday. The food pantry is accepting monetary and non-perishable food donations. Director Barbara LaGrenade said there has been a 25% increase in families served over the last three weeks due to unemployment from the coronavirus crisis. [Daily News and Wicked Local Staff Photo / Art Illman   By Alison Bosma abosma@...
By Matthew Tota / Correspondent Worcester Magazine  A month ago, which feels like a year, Wachusett Brewing Co. had been preparing to launch a new beer that it believed would usurp “Wally” as its most popular hazy IPA. Wachusett even gave the beer a name worthy of its towering expectations: “Glory American IPA.”   For the last six months, Wachusett secretly tested Glory at its Westminster Brew Yard under the nondescript moniker, “IPA X.” Brewery...
CLINTON - WHEAT is bringing Easter fun to children and seniors amidst COVID-19.   Thanks to a significant donation made by the Christmas Tree Shops, WHEAT Community Connections will be distributing pallets of Easter candy and snacks to children and seniors this week.   “Senior centers in Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Lancaster and Sterling have been contacted and are all receiving enough bags to provide to their seniors through their Meals on Wheels...
FRAMINGHAM – United Way of Tri-County recently received a donation from Revolution Foods of Boston of much-needed meals.   Vegetables, chicken nuggets, waffles, and crumb cakes are among some of the items making up the 33,000 meals, a percentage of them also suitable for those with food allergies.   As a result of the situation created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the United Way of Tri-County has seen a dramatic increase in people making use...

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