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Wegmans and United Way Fight Summer Hunger in MetroWest

 
 
The sun is out, the days are longer, and summer is finally here. From the bounty of back yard gardens to a cookout spread that makes your mouth water, it seems like food is everywhere. But despite this abundance, at food pantries the demand for food spikes every summer.
 
Children who depend on school breakfast and lunch during the school year lose access to this important source of regular nutrition once summer vacation starts. Families struggle to provide extra meals to fill the gap on budgets that are already stretched thin. 
 
At the same time, donations to food pantries slow down. But this year Wegmans Natick stepped up to help. On June 21 they donated 17,000 pounds of nonperishable food to our Pearl Street Cupboard & Café (hyperlink to: https://www.uwotc.org/Pearl) to help families in need this summer. This is in addition to Wegmans’ weekly donations of perishable food items. 
 
Wegmans Natick has been an incredible supporter of our communities and drives efforts to make a difference by providing hunger relief. As the Wegmans truck pulled in and food was delivered to waiting shelves for our clients, their donation was on its way to doing just that.