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Foundation for MetroWest gives $85.5k to 39 area food pantries

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  January 8, 2013 01:48 PM

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The Foundation for MetroWest announced last week that it has distributed $85,500 in grants from their MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund to 39 food pantries throughout the region.

The MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund was recently established to provide more resources to local food pantries and food support organizations.

“Twenty percent of all grants requested through our discretionary grant program this year were for food support,” said Judy Salerno, executive director of the foundation. “This was a significant increase from previous years, and it showcases just how prevalent the issue of hunger is in our MetroWest region.”

Organizations that received funds include:

  • Acton Community Supper
  • Ashland Emergency Fund
  • Open Table, Inc., Concord
  • Dedham Food Pantry
  • Jewish Family Services, Framingham
  • United Way of Tri-Co Curtis Family Supper, Framingham
  • United Way of Tri-Co Pearl Street Café, Framingham
  • St. Bridget’s Food Pantry, Framingham
  • Lucy & Joe’s Food Pantry, Framingham
  • Hope Worldwide, Framingham
  • Holliston Pantry Shelf
  • Project Just Because, Hopkinton
  • Hudson Community Food Pantry
  • Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry
  • City of Marlborough Heat & Eat
  • Open Table, Inc., Maynard
  • Maynard Food Pantry
  • Medfield Food Cupboard
  • Medway Food Pantry
  • Medway Village Food Pantry
  • Daily Bread Food Pantry, Milford
  • Salvation Army, Milford
  • Millis Ecumenical Food Pantry
  • Natick Service Council
  • A Place to Turn, Natick
  • Needham Community Council
  • United Perishes of Southborough Food Pantry
  • Stow Food Pantry
  • Sudbury Community Food Pantry
  • Walpole Community Food Pantry
  • Salvation Army, Waltham
  • Middlesex Human Services Bristol Lodge, Waltham
  • Grandma’s Pantry, Waltham
  • J.F. & C.S. Family Table, Waltham
  • Sacred Heart Church Food Pantry, Waltham
  • Celebration International Food Pantry, Wayland
  • Wellesley Food Pantry
  • Westborough Food Pantry
  • Westwood Council on Aging
The foundation’s English Family Fund has continually provided community leadership on this issue. This year, their efforts were joined by other foundation donors and fundholders in helping local families by giving to the hunger relief fund. The foundation also recently awarded $173,500 to 26 area nonprofit organizations as part of their 2012 discretionary grant program. This year, the foundation distributed approximately $1 million throughout the region, and more than $7.5 million since its inception in 1995. Foundation for MetroWest promotes philanthropy in the region, helps donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serves as a resource for local nonprofit organizations, and enhances the quality of life for all of our citizens.

For more information, please visit the foundation's website.

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