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MetroWest Fund for Hunger Relief

A Regional Approach

The MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund is one of the best avenues for putting an end to food insecurity in your community.

Supporting your local food pantry and community supper is important; however, a solely local approach is simply not enough to end a growing regional problem. Through our work with more than 60 service providers focused on combating food insecurity here in MetroWest, the Foundation has discovered that there is not one obstacle contributing to the problem of hunger here at home.

The issue of hunger is real, even here at home in MetroWest. More than 10% of our neighbors struggle to access healthy and consistent meals due to the rising cost of living, competing household needs like transportation or medical bills, and expensive food that is sometimes difficult to access on a regular basis. Children are hungry on summer days with no access to free or reduced meals in school. Our elder population can’t quite stretch their fixed incomes far enough. People who have lost their jobs or who have a medical emergency need a hand so that they can focus on rebuilding their lives. In the words of A Place to Turn’s Executive Director, “There is such a misconception about people who need food assistance. Our clients don’t sleep on park benches or spend their money on cigarettes instead of food. Many are working two jobs with no benefits or they are single parents.”

By supporting our MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund, you can help us support a growing portfolio of nonprofits working across the food system with needed resources to make sure no one in MetroWest goes hungry.

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Grants

Learn how to apply for a grant from the MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund

A Place To Turn

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts as well as the purchase of an under-counter, glass-front refrigerator for produce storage.

Acton Community Supper and Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Ashland Emergency Fund, Inc.

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Ashland Youth and Family Services

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Bay Path Elder Services, Inc.

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Community Day Center of Waltham

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Community Harvest Project

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Cooperative Elder Services, Inc.

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Dedham Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts as well as the purchase and installation of a walk-in freezer.

Food Link, Inc.

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts as well as the purchase of equipment and shelving for walk-in refrigeration units as part of their new, larger operations facility.

Gaining Ground

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts as well as the design and installation of new signage for the farm.

Hockomock YMCA

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts as well as the purchase of locking cabinets and storage bins for a new on-site food pantry at a Milford elementary school.

HOPEworldwide Food Bank

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts as well as the purchase of 2 commercial-grade freezer chests and refrigerator to bring their equipment up to standards set by the Board of Health.

Hudson Community Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Jewish Family & Children's Service

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Land's Sake

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts as well as the installation of utilities to the farm.

Lexington Community Farm Coalition

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts as well as the purchase of a barrel root washer.

Lovin' Spoonfuls

To provide continued support to maintain their food recovery and redistribution efforts through their MetroWest route.

Massachusetts Bay Community College

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Maynard Food Pantry, Inc

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Medfield Food Cupboard

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Medway Village Church Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Middlesex Human Service Agency, Inc.

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Millis Ecumenical Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Minuteman Senior Services

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts as well as the purchase of laptops to enhance their client registration, tracking and overall communication.

Mt Calvary Community Supper

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Natick Community Organic Farm

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Natick Service Council, Inc.

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts as well as the purchase of a van to help with food pickups and deliveries to homebound clients.

Needham Community Council

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts as well as supporting their transportation needs for a van to transport food to a mobile market once a week.

Needham Community Farm, Inc.

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts as well as the purchase of a truck or van to facilitate food donation and education programs in the community.

Open Table

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Project Just Because, Inc.

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Southborough Council on Aging

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Springwell

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

St. Bridget's Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Stow Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts as well as the purchase of a new fridge/freezer unit.

SVdP St. Joseph Conference

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts as well as the purchase of a commercial grade fridge/freezer unit to help outfit their new, larger space.

The Food Project

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

The Gluten-Free Food Bank, Part of the National Celiac Association

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

The Salvation Army - Framingham

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts as well as the purchase and operation of 5 tablet translation devices

The Salvation Army - Milford

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

The Salvation Army - Waltham

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

The Sudbury Community Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts as well as the purchase and installation of an environmentally controlled storage container.

Third Sector New England - New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Town of Hopkinton

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

United Way of Tri-County - Marlborough Community Cupboard

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

United Way of Tri-County - Pearl St. Cupboard & Café

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Walpole Community Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Waltham Fields Community Farm

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Weston Council on Aging

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

Westwood Council on Aging

To support the purchase of food or other general costs for Hunger Relief efforts.

A Place to Turn

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts as well as repaving and ramp reconstruction

Acton Community Supper and Food Pantry, Inc

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts as well as a commercial refrigerator

Ashland Emergency Fund/Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Ashland Youth and Family Services

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Boston Area Gleaners

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Celebration International Church

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Community Day Center of Waltham

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Cooperative Elder Services, Inc

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Daily Bread Food Pantry, Inc

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Daniel's Table

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Dedham Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Food Link

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Gaining Ground, Inc

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts as well as the installation of a hoop house

Gluten-Free Food Bank (f/k/a Pierces Pantry)

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts as well as the purchase of a domestic chest freezer and shelving racks

Grandma's Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Holliston Pantry Shelf

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts as well as the purchase of a commercial freezer

HOPEworldwide Framingham Food Bank

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts as well as the purchase of a commercial freezer

Hudson Community Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Jewish Family and Children's Service - Family Table

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Land's Sake, Inc

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Lexington Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry, Inc

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Lucy & Joe's Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Maynard Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Medfield Food Cupboard

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Medway Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Medway Village Church Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts as well as the purchase of dry goods shelving

Middlesex Human Service Agency, Inc

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Millis Ecumenical Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Minuteman Senior Services

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts as well as the purchase of 2 freezers and meal warmers

Mt Cavalry Community Supper

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Natick Service Council

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts as well as the installation of a rear entry door/access ramp

Needham Community Council

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts as well as the purchase of shelving

Needham Community Farm

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Open Table

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts as well as the purchase of work tables, sink, prep area

Parmenter VNA & Community Care, Inc

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts as well as the purchase of raised garden beds

Project Just Because, Inc / Hopkinton Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Sacred Heart Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Springwell

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

St. Bridget's Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Sterns Farm CSA

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Stow Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Sudbury Community Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

SVdP Food Supplement Program of Lincoln

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

The Salvation Army (Framingham)

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts as well as the purchase of a commercial refrigerator

The Salvation Army (Milford)

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts as well as the purchase of a commercial refrigerator

The Salvation Army (Waltham)

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

United Parishes of Southborough Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

UWOTC - Marlborough Community Cupboard

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Walpole Community Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Waltham Fields Community Farm

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Wellesley Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Westborough Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Westwood Council on Aging

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Westwood Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

A Place to Turn

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Action Community Supper and Foods Pantry, Inc

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Ashland Emergency Fund/Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Ashland Youth and Family Services

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Celebration International Church

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Cooperative Elder Services, Inc

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Daily Bread Food Pantry, Inc

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Dedham Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Gaining Ground, Inc

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Gluten Free Food Bank (f/k/a Pierces Pantry)

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Grandma's Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Holliston Pantry Shelf

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

HOPE Worldwide

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Hudson Community Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Jewish Family and Children's Service

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Land's Sake, Inc

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Lexington Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry, Inc

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Lovin' Spoonfuls

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Lucy & Joe's Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Marlborough Community Cupboard (UWOTC)

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Maynard Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Medfield Food Cupboard

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Medway Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Medway Village Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Middlesex Human Service Agency, Inc

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Millis Ecumenical Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Minuteman Senior Services

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Mt. Cavalry Community Supper

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Natick Service Council

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Needham Community Council

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Needham Community Farm

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Open Table

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Parmenter VNA & Community Care, Inc (d/b/a The Parmenter Foundation)

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Project Just Because, Inc / Hopkinton Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Sacred Heart Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Springwell

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

St. Bridget's Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Stearns Farm CSA

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Stow Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Sudbury Community Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

SVdP Food Supplemental Program of Lincoln (St. Julia's Food Pantry)

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

The Salvation Army (Milford)

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

The Salvation Army (Waltham)

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

United Parishes of Southborough Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Walpole Community Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Waltham Fields Community Farm

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts

Wellesley Food Pantry

To support the purchase of food or general operating expenses related to food support efforts