FRAMINGHAM – The MutualOne Charitable Foundation has awarded a $7,500 grant to A Place To Turn, announced Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank and a Foundation trustee.
Located in Natick, A Place To Turn assists low-income MetroWest families and individuals with basic needs of food and clothing.
In 2016, more than 3,675 families were served, 80 percent of whom were residents of Framingham and Natick referred by a network of social service agencies, health care providers, schools, and clergy.
The MutualOne award will provide funding for A Place To Turn’s “Eat Fresh” program that offers clients fresh fruits and vegetables in addition to routine food pantry items.
“This is a model program that takes traditional food pantry selections to a new, healthier level,” said Sousa.” We are happy to help.”
The $7,500 grant to A Place To Turn was among awards totaling $121,000 in the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s most recent round of funding.
Established in 1998 as the philanthropic arm of MutualOne Bank, the MutualOne Charitable Foundation has since donated over $3.9 million to charitable, educational, and civic initiatives that improve and enrich the quality of life in Framingham, Natick, and surrounding communities.