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  Westborough, MA – WCRN 830 AM is adding a new show to their Saturday line up. All Things United  – conversations with the United Way of Tri-County, will hit local airwaves for the first time on Saturday, October 10 at 2:00 pm.     The United Way of Tri-County (UWTC) has been serving the MetroWest/495 corridor region for more than 25 years, providing resources and programs to individuals and families in need.   “We value our friends at WCRN...
Second Round of New Grant Program to Increase Access to Local Food BOSTON – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $3.3 million in grants to address urgent food insecurity for Massachusetts residents as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and make the Commonwealth’s food system more resilient. This funding is being awarded as part of the second round of the new $36 million Food Security Infrastructure Grant Program, created following...
    Framingham, MA – On August 8, Mass2-1-1, a program of United Way and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, crossed the 100,000 call mark after answering calls about and related to COVID-19 since mid-March. Mass2-1-1, the statewide health and human service information and referral line, was activated by the Commonwealth and Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency to respond through its phone center to callers seeking information about COVID-...
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@...

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