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NATICK – Middlesex Savings Bank, the largest mutual bank in Massachusetts, announced today, July 14, its charitable foundation has distributed all $1 million from its COVID-19 relief fund, with a final donation of $202,500 to 36 local nonprofit organizations.

The Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation granted MetroWest Legal Services and Operation Able each with $45,000 to support their response to the pandemic.

MetroWest Legal Services will use the funds to assist their clients who live in subsidized and low-income housing. Operation Able will use the grant to provide low-income people and veterans living in the Middlesex, Norfolk and Worcester counties with basic computer skills training.

A $30,000 grant to OUT MetroWest will support various programs for local LGBTQ+ youth.

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Additionally, the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation provided $2,500 grants to 33 food pantries across the community, who had also received previous donations from the relief fund.

TownFood Pantry
Acton and  BoxboroughCommunity Supper – Acton Food Pantry
AshlandAshland Emergency Fund/Food Pantry
BedfordBedford Community Table/ Pantry
BellinghamLoaves & Fishes Food Pantry
ConcordThe Open Table, Inc.
FraminghamSMOC – Community Meals Program
 Hope Worldwide
 St. Bridget’s Food Pantry
 Daniel’s Table
 Pearl Street Cupboard & Café
FranklinFranklin Food Pantry
Groton and LittletonLoaves and Fishes Food Pantry
HollistonHolliston Pantry Shelf
HopkintonProject Just Because
HudsonHudson Community Food Pantry
MaynardMaynard Food Pantry
MedfieldMedfield Food Cupboard
MedwayMedway Food Pantry
 Medway Village Food Pantry
MillisMillis Ecumenical Food Pantry
NatickA Place To Turn
 Natick Service Council
NeedhamNeedham Community Council
SherbornSherborn Widows and Orphans Benevolent Society
SouthboroughUnited Parishes of Southborough
SudburySudbury Community Food Pantry
WalpoleWalpole Community Food Pantry
WalthamKIDS Feast – Salvation Army Waltham
WaylandMy Brother’s Table
 Celebration International Church Food Pantry
WellesleyWellesley Food Pantry
WestboroughWestborough Food Pantry
WestfordWestford Food Pantry

“While the pandemic impacted all of our lives in some manner, it especially devastated people who were already living in vulnerable situations,” said Dana Neshe, president of the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation. “Middlesex is proud to play a supporting role in providing the $1 million relief fund so that the nonprofits in our community can continue to carry out their important work and help the people who need it the most.” 

In total, the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation’s COVID-19 relief fund provided $1,002,500 to 49 nonprofit organizations in 2020 and 2021.

The Foundation was established in 2000 to help carry out philanthropic mission of Middlesex Savings Bank. The Foundation has provided more than $13 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations, supporting services and programs in a wide variety of fields, including education and basic human services. Since the inception of the Foundation, Middlesex Savings Bank has funded the endowment with over $25 million in contributions.

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Middlesex Savings Bank, founded in 1835 and headquartered in Natick, is a mutual savings bank. As the largest independent bank in Massachusetts with over $5 billion in assets, the bank has been committed to providing outstanding value in consumer banking and business banking products for more than 185 years. The FDIC and DIF insured bank has 32 branch offices located in 27 communities – Acton, Ashland, Bedford, Bellingham, Boxborough, Concord, Framingham, Franklin, Groton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Littleton, Maynard, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Natick, Needham, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Walpole, Wayland, Wellesley, Westborough and Westford.

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