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 of the food programs offered.
In less than a week, 50 new families had registered to receive food at the organization’s Framingham Pearl Street Cupboard and Café at Park Street.
Other pantries in the area have reportedly closed or have reduced ability to meet demand.
Joe Mina, Director of Pearl St. Cupboard & Café at Park St. explained that the food would be distributed throughout the 34 communities served by United Way of Tri-County in Middlesex, Norfolk and Worcester Counties.
“This comes at a time when many people are really worried about food security,” Mina said. “Revolution Foods’ generosity will impact a lot of people when they need it most.”
According to the company’s website, Revolution Foods has served fresh and healthy meals for students in Massachusetts since Fall 2014, starting with service to Commonwealth charter schools and expanding to serve Boston Public Schools in Fall 2017.
For more information on the programs available to the community through United Way of Tri-County, please visit: www.uwotc.org or call 508-370-4800