Food Resources for Framingham’s Vulnerable Population

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The following is a press release from the City of Framingham

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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham and its Public Schools announced the closure of the Library, Callahan Center, Loring Arena and all Framingham Public Schools effective Friday, March 13, through Sunday, March 29, to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

To ensure food access to vulnerable populations across the City, the Mayor’s Office and the Framingham Public Schools convened an emergency stakeholder meeting with community partners to develop a plan, coordinating food access and delivery to Framingham residents.

The group will continue to meet regularly to monitor food access across the city as we respond to COVID-19.

The following is a list of organizations from which residents can access emergency food:

Framingham Public Schools

Beginning on Wednesday, March 18
Demographic Served: All School-Aged children
Days of Operation: Monday through Friday
Hours of Operation: 10 AM – 1 PM
Contact Information: 508-626-9109


Pick-up Locations:
 Cameron Middle School – 215 Elm Street
 Barbieri Elementary School – 100 Dudley Road
 Fuller Middle School – 31 Flagg Drive
 Woodrow Wilson Elementary School – 169 Leland Street

DANIEL’S TABLE
Beginning on Tuesday, March 17, Daniel’s Table will be open and distributing food.

Daniel’s Table is looking for volunteers. Please go to https://www.weallvolunteer.org/ to sign up.


Demographic Served: Open to Anyone
Days of Operation: Tuesdays and Fridays, Wednesday (Night)
Hours of Operation: 1 PM – 3 PM, 5 PM – 7 PM (Wed)
Contact Information: 508-405-0769
Pick-up Locations: 10 Pearl Street, Framingham MA


PROJECT BREAD
If you are in need of food security, please contact Project Bread at 1-800-645-8333.


UNITED WAY OF TRI-COUNTY – PEARL STREET CUPBOARD & CAFE AT PARK
Demographic Served: All Ages
Days of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Hours of Operation: 9 AM – 1 PM (M, W, F), 5:30 PM- 7 PM (W)
Contact Information: 508-370-4921 and 774-200-3556
Pick-up Locations: 46 Park St., Framingham, MA 01702


A PLACE TO TURN
A Place to Turn will be open during their regular hours (noted below). A Place to Turn is also currently working with the Framingham Housing Authority to ensure delivery of groceries to older adults in housing. If any residents have questions, they are encouraged to give them a call.

Demographic Served: Open to All MetroWest Residents through Referrals
Days of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,
Hours of Operation: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM (M, T, Thurs.)
11 AM – 12:30 PM and 5 – 7 PM (W)

Contact Information: 508-655-8868
Pick-up Locations: 99 Hartford Street, Natick

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?

https://www.weallvolunteer.org/
https://www.uwotc.org/volunteer

LOOKING TO DONATE?

The Foundation for MetroWest is a partner in this effort and will be setting up an emergency fund to accept donations. All proceeds will go directly to organizations working to facilitate direct access to hunger relief efforts in Framingham. The Framingham Public Schools nor the City of Framingham will be recipients of these funds.

Individuals, organizations, corporations or other entities that would like to donate please visit: https://foundationmw.org/give/donate-now/

Select “FEED FRAMINGHAM COVID 19”
If you plan to mail a check: Please call 508-647-2260 for instructions, use fund name “FEED FRAMINGHAM COVID 19”

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