The Foundation for MetroWest has distributed $50,000 in grants to 39 food pantries across the region, according to an announcement by the group.
“Food pantries throughout the MetroWest region are seeing an increase in demand from our friends and neighbors who are in need of food assistance,” said Judith Salerno, executive director of the Foundation for MetroWest.
“The foundation is happy that we are, in a small but impactful way, able to help these organizations stretch their resources a little further this winter season.”
The foundation’s English Family Fund was responsible for the grants.
The foundation distributed $500,000 throughout the MetroWest region during 2010, and has given more than $6.5 million since its origin in 1995.
For more information about the Foundation for MetroWest, visit its website at www.FoundationforMetroWest.org.
Below are the 39 communities whose food pantries received money from the grant.
Town Organization Grant Amount
Acton Acton Food Pantry $1,000.00
Ashland Ashland Emergency Fund $2,000.00
Concord Open Table, Inc. $1,000.00
Concord Gaining Ground, Inc. $1,000.00
Dedham Dedham Food Pantry $2,000.00
Devens Loaves & Fishes $500.00
Framingham St. Bridget's Food Pantry $2,000.00
Framingham SMOC Elderly Nutrition Program $2,000.00
Framingham Salvation Army/Framingham Food Pantry $2,000.00
Framingham HOPE Worldwide New England, Inc. $2,000.00
Framingham Lucy & Joe's Food Pantry for Frail Elders $1,000.00
Holliston Holliston Pantry Shelf $1,000.00
Hopkinton Project Just Because, Inc. $2,000.00
Hudson Hudson Food Pantry $2,000.00
Lexington Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry $1,000.00
Marlborough Marlborough Community Services, Inc. $2,000.00
Maynard Maynard Food Pantry $2,000.00
Maynard Open Table, Inc. $1,000.00
Medfield Medfield Food Cupboard $500.00
Medway Medway Food Pantry / Medway Housing
Medway Medway Village Food Pantry $1,000.00
Milford Daily Bread Food Pantry $2,000.00
Millis Millis Ecumenical Food Pantry $1,000.00
Natick Natick Service Council $2,000.00
Natick A Place to Turn $2,000.00
Needham Needham Community Council $1,000.00
Southborough United Parishes of Southborough Food Pantry $1,000.00
Stow Stow Food Pantry $500.00
Sudbury Sudbury Community Food Pantry $500.00
Walpole Walpole Community Food Pantry $1,000.00
Waltham Grandma's Pantry $1,000.00
Waltham J.F.&C.S. Family Table $2,000.00
Waltham Sacred Heart Church Food Pantry $1,000.00
Waltham Middlesex Human Service Agency-Bristol Lodge
Waltham Salvation Army $2,000.00
Wayland Celebration International Church Food Pantry $500.00
Wellesley Wellesley Food Pantry $500.00
Westborough Westborough Food Pantry $500.00
Westwood Westwood Council on Aging $500.00