MWRTA, United Way Tri-County Kick Off Food For Fare Campaign

Ride on the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority for free, if you donate food to United Way of Tri-County on Nov. 12 and Nov. 13.

There are more families in need of food today than at anytime in the last 40 years. That’s why the United Way of Tri-County and MetroWest Regional Transit
Authority are teaming up to feed families this holiday season with Food for Fare.

Food for Fare is a campaign designed to encourage riders of the MWRTA to donate non-perishable canned or boxed food on Monday, Nov. 12 and Tuesday, Nov. 13 to ride the bus for free.

It’s that simple to help provide food for families in the MetroWest area.

“We are thrilled to be a part of Food for Fare and working with United Way to accomplish a much needed service to the community. The Authority is sure that its customers will be generous, during these very difficult times, as we collaborate to help our fellow citizens. Thanks for the opportunity to give back,” said MWRTA Administrator Ed Carr.

The United Way of Tri-County is working hard everyday to provide food to thousands of people living in and around the MetroWest area. The number of those in need of food has increased by 400% at the Pearl Street Cupboard & Café this year alone.

The number of those in need of food has increased 100% at the Marlborough Community Cupboard during the last year. The number of those in need of food has increased by 75% at Clinton Community Cupboard/ WHEAT Community Services over the last year.

These numbers are staggering and the United Way needs the public to help make a difference in the lives of so many needy families.

Your donation will help those unemployed, senior citizens, under-employed and those challenged people who simply cannot work. Hunger exists in our own neighborhoods and your participation can make a difference.

Please contact www.uwotc.org/food4fare and make your donation.

Headquartered in Framingham, the United Way of Tri-County is a community building organization that brings peopl together to care for one another. We raise funds, connect volunteers, strengthen agencies, teach social responsibility, and meet the critical needs of the community.


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