The MutualOne Charitable Foundation has awarded $5,000 to St. Bridget’s Food Pantry in Framingham, said Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank and aMutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee.
"We are grateful for the Foundation's continued generosity in supporting the Pantry's efforts to assist those in need in Framingham," said Mary Kulas, executive director. "Thanks to such support, the Pantry is able to provide food to anyone with proof of Framingham residency who comes to our door."
“Hopefully, the Foundation’s grant will help those who are struggling and making decisions between paying for fuel or putting food on the table,” said Sousa.
The grant to the St. Bridget’s Food Pantry was among awards totaling $43,725 in the Foundation’s most recent round of funding.
The MutualOne Charitable Foundation is a continuation of the Framingham Co-operative Bank Charitable Foundation following the 2012 merger of Framingham Co-operative Bank and Natick Federal Savings Bank.
Since it was originally established in 1998, the Foundation has donated over $2.7 million to charitable, educational, and civic initiatives that improve and enhance the quality of life in Framingham, Natick, and surrounding communities.