MutualOne Bank Donates $5,000 To Daniel’s Table

FRAMINGHAM – The MutualOne Charitable Foundation announced a $5,000 grant to Daniel’s Table in Framingham.


The grant request was supported in a letter from two Framingham eighth graders, Kevin and Jake, who have been Daniel’s Table volunteers since age 12.


“We go every Saturday and make bagged lunches that are given out to people that are homeless in Framingham. We think making lunches is important, but we want to do more,” the boys wrote. They added that they wanted to “help buy a piece of cooking equipment that will increase food production to get more meals to people in need.”

Daniel’s Table Founder/Executive Director David Blais identified the “cooking equipment” as a 40-gallon braising kettle that will enable the non-profit to increase production capacity by 300 meals per day, 9,000 meals per month.


The goal, Blais said, is to eventually provide 1,500 meals per day to Framingham citizens facing food insecurity.

With food donations from multiple resources including the Greater Boston Food Bank, Wegmans, and Whole Foods, Daniel’s Table prepares and distributes full, healthy meals throughout the community.


“We’d like to thank volunteers Kevin and Jake for prompting us to help Daniel’s Table expand and enhance nourishing food opportunities for all those in need,” said Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank. “We are pleased to have a role in making that possible.”


The $5,000 grant to Daniel’s Table was among awards totaling $78,000 in the 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 $4 million to charitable, educational, and civic initiatives that improve and enrich the quality of life in Framingham, Natick, and surrounding communities.
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Celebrating MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s $5,000 grant to Daniel’s Table are (from left) Kevin Rosoff and Jake Rymsza, volunteers at Daniel’s Table; Alicia Blais, co-founder of Daniel’s Table; and Jean Hoskins, manager at MutualOne Bank’s Lincoln Street, Framingham office.

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