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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...
Call center representatives assist residents across the state with questions and concerns about the virus. The hotline is operational 24/7.   FRAMINGHAM – The phones have been ringing off the hook at Mass 211 since last Thursday.   The hotline was established in 2007 by the Council of Massachusetts United Ways to connect callers with a wide variety of assistance, including child care, mental health counseling, legal and financial aid and senior...
United Way as the result of a donation by Revolution Foods of 33,000 frozen meals will begin to distribute them throughout MetroWest, Greater Milford and across Massachusetts beginning on Monday. This is in addition to the Pearl Street Cafés nightly meal count which has more than doubled in the last week said Pearl Street Cupboard & Café Director Joe Mina.   By Lauren Young / Daily News Staff   FRAMINGHAM - Since Monday, the Pearl Street...
  In light of the COVID-19 virus, WHEAT will be distributing meals to seniors and families in Housing Authority buildings in Clinton and Lancaster, Monday through Friday, until further notice.    Volunteers will arrive at each location between 2:00 and 2:15 p.m.   If you or someone you know needs a meal, they can be accessed at the following locations:   Clinton Elderly Housing, 367 Water St. (door to door)   Clinton Elderly Housing, 271 St...
  The United Way of Tri-County (UWTC) has been monitoring recent developments amid the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) infection. We understand people in communities in the MetroWest/495 Corridor region and across Massachusetts are being impacted by this unprecedented public health issue. The United Way is always here to provide resources and information in times of need.   United Way Food Programs Responding to Increased Need Vulnerable individuals and...

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