Charitable Foundation donates $25,000 to food pantries

Four local non-profit organizations feeding the homeless and the hungry have received a total of $25,000 from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation. The grants were announced today by Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee.

A Place to Turn in Natick received a $10,000 grant from the Foundation. Awards of $5,000 each were distributed to the Pearl St. Cupboard & Café, the Salvation Army, and St. Bridget’s Food Pantry, all in Framingham.

“Hopefully, our donations will help meet the needs of local residents who are struggling to feed their families and themselves, particularly in today’s economy” said Sousa.

The food pantry grants were among the 19 awards made in the Foundation’s most recent round of funding, which totaled nearly $93,000.