$10,000 awarded to A Place To Turn in Natick

The MutualOne Charitable Foundation has awarded $10,000 to support the “Eat Fresh” initiative at A Place To Turn in Natick, according to an announcement by Foundation Chairman Robert P. Lamprey.

The Foundation grant will cover the cost of providing fresh fruits and vegetables for A Place To Turn clients for an entire year, said Lamprey.

Low income families and individuals unable to meet their basic needs of food and clothing are referred to A Place To Turn by a network of social service agencies, health care providers, schools and clergy, according to Executive Director Joanne Barry. Eighty percent of those throughout the MetroWest area served by the nonprofit are from Framingham or Natick, she added.

The MutualOne Foundation has provided more than $33,000 to help stock the food pantry in the past five years, including providing six months’ of funding for the “Eat Fresh” program in 2011.

Healthy fruits and vegetables will be on the menu for the coming year at A Place To Turn food pantry in Natick, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation. Shown here with the ceremonial grant check are (from left) Rachel Stewart, administrative director of the Foundation; Joanne Barry, executive director of A Place To Turn and Donna Low, assistant director; and Susan Acton of MutualOne Bank’s board of directors and a Foundation trustee.

Healthy fruits and vegetables will be on the menu for the coming year at A Place To Turn food pantry in Natick, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation. Shown here with the ceremonial grant check are (from left) Rachel Stewart, administrative director of the Foundation; Joanne Barry, executive director of A Place To Turn and Donna Low, assistant director; and Susan Acton of MutualOne Bank’s board of directors and a Foundation trustee.