Joe Mina, director of Pearl Street Cupboard & Café and director of transportation, hands a bag of food for a displaced mother and her kids at Natick's Travel Lodge on Route 9. Staff photo by Robert Fucci
The United Way of Tri-County's Pearl Street Cupboard & Cafe made a stop at Natick's Travel Lodge on Sept. 3 to help displaced families that have difficulty accessing food.
In collaboration with the South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Pearl Street staff delivered nearly 500 pounds of food and supplies to families and individuals staying at the motel.
According to Joe Mina, director of Pearl Street Cupboard & Café and director of transportation, the delivery is part of the United Way's mobile efforts to bring food to families and individuals who may have difficulty getting transportation to visit a United Way location.
Mina said he expected to hand out food for up to 24 people on Sept. 3.
Families and individuals can also use the Mass 2-1-1 online directory as a resource for emergency food, rent, help paying your heating and utility bills, mental health counseling, health programs, public health and safety services, child care referrals, job resources, and other help for individuals, parents and families. Click here to learn more about Mass 2-1-1.