The United Way of South Central MA partnered with Fundación MAPFRE for a combined Day of Caring and Global Day of Volunteering, on October 3, 2020 by holding a “Stuff a Truck Food and Baby Supply Drive.” The event collected 125 boxes of food and diapers and over $1,000 in cash donations, with the help of 52 event volunteers comprised of MAPFRE employees, United Way Board members, Tantasqua Regional H.S. National Honors Society students and community members. “Families in need may look different – a single parent without a permanent home; a mother and father who are on a low income; or a grandparent caring for young grandchildren, but they all need help getting the basic necessities to take care of their families,” said Mary O’Coin, Executive Director, United Way of South Central Massachusetts. “We deeply appreciate the public’s generosity and support for the families in our community.”
With the help of local dealerships, McGee Buick GMC, McGee Toyota and Place Motor Ford, new pickup trucks and vans were in the parking lots of Big Bunny Market in Southbridge, Park N Shop in Dudley and MAPFRE Insurance on Gore Road in Webster, to collect nonperishable food and baby supplies, such as diapers, jarred food and cereals. The proceeds were distributed to local food banks, Webster-Dudley Food Share, Webster St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank, Charlton Chip-In and Southbridge Food Share, as well as service organizations, such as Our Bright Future food closets in Webster and Southbridge.