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In full transparency, the following is a press release submitted to SOURCE media.


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FRAMINGHAM – Beginning September 19, 2022, the Pearl Street Cupboard & Café’s food pantry hours are changing.

The food pantry, located at the rear of the United Way of Tri-County building on 46 Park Street in Framingham, will be open five days a week, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to serve area residents in need.

This is the first time since opening their doors in 2012 the food pantry has been available five days a week, adding Tuesday’s and Thursday’s to their schedule.

Additionally, the food pantry will no longer be open on Wednesday evenings.

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“Expanding our hours is something we’ve wanted to do for some time,” said Joe Mina, Director of the
Pearl Street Cupboard & Café.” “Adding Tuesdays and Thursday to our schedule allows us to meet
the needs of more individuals and families, and utilize our staff and volunteers who generously give
so much of their time, more efficiently,” Mina adds.

The Café remains open for hot meals every Monday through Friday serving breakfast from 9 to 10 a.m., lunch from noon to 1 p.m., and dinner from 5 to 7 p.m.

Mid-afternoon meals are also available each Saturday and Sunday from noon to 1 p.m.

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As always, emergency food boxes are available during regular café hours.

Thousands of people visit the Pearl Street Cupboard & Café every month seeking assistance. Local individuals and families struggling to make ends meet know they can depend on the United Way’s Pearl Street Cupboard & Café to feed their families. There is never a fee for service.

For more details on the new hours or additional information about the Pearl Street Cupboard, please
visit the United Way’s website at or call Joe Mina at 508.370.4922.

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The United Way of Tri-County is a community building organization that brings people together to care for one another. They provide programs and services, connect volunteers, strengthen agencies, teach social responsibility, and meet the critical needs of the community with the help of people like you. For more information visit the United Way website at

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.