FRAMINGHAM – Framingham State University has been awarded a $500 grant from the Foundation for MetroWest’s Hunger Relief Fund to support the Rams Resource Center, which provides free food and toiletries to FSU students in need.
“We are grateful to the Foundation for MetroWest for their support of the Rams Resource Center,” said Framingham State President F. Javier Cevallos. “The sad reality is that more and more students around the country are dealing with food insecurity and it’s important for the University to be able to provide this sort of resource.”
The Rams Resource Center opened in October 2018.
At its launch, the center was stocked with 1,500 pounds of food and 232 personal hygiene items. It is staffed primarily by volunteers throughout the school year.
Donations to the Center can be made in several locations on campus, including in the Dwight Hall, the Veterans Center and the McCarthy Center. Donations can also be made online by visiting www.framingham.edu/give and selecting “Rams Resource Center Food Pantry” from the designation drop down menu.
Established in 1995, the Foundation for MetroWest is the only community foundation serving the 33 cities and towns in the region. The Fundation promotes local philanthropy, helps donors maximize the impact of their giving, serve as a resource for local nonprofits, and enhances the quality of life for all our residents. Since inception, the Foundation has granted $16 million to charitable organizations and currently stewards more than $23
million in charitable assets for current needs and future impact.