Tuesday, December 18, 2012
MutualOne Charitable Foundation donated $1,000 to St. Bridget Food pantry this week to purchase 50 Christmas hams and last month donated $5,000 to the pantry to help needy Framingham families.
MutualOne Charitable Foundation donated $1,000 to St. Bridget Food Pantry this week so it could purchase 50 Deitz and Watson hams for Christmas. Last month, the Foundation donated $5,000 to the pantry to help needy Framingham and parish families. Pictured (from left) are Bill Theodorakas, vice president of distribution relations, Boston Salad and Prepared Foods, Steve Sousa, executive vice president, COO, MutualOne Bank; Trustee of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, Rachel Stewart, Administrative Director or the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, Monsignor Francis Strahan, St. Bridget’s Church and Mary Kulas, Director St. Bridget's Food Pantry.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Four Framingham organizations were awarded: St. Bridget's Food Pantry, Salvation Army, United way of Tri-County and SMOC.
Project Bread, the state’s leading antihunger organization, has awarded $78,700 in grants to emergency food programs throughout MetroWest, including four Framingham organizations, through funds raised by the 44th annual Walk for Hunger. The grants will support programs such as food pantries, schools, farms, food banks, food salvage programs, and other community organizations providing hunger relief. Over 43,000 supporters walked to raise money to help the hungry. In the MetroWest area, 22 different agencies will benefit from these grants. Emergency food programs are a vital resource for people who struggle with hunger, something an estimated 750,000 people in Massachusetts experience. Last year, the Project Bread–funded emergency food …
Friday, November 18, 2011
St. Bridget Parish Food Pantry never turns away a Framingham resident, but this holiday season they could use more donations for those in need.
With these tough economic times, come some tough desicions many families have to make, between putting food on the table or fire in the furnace. For Framingham residents, there is some help. The St. Bridget Food Pantry, run by Executive Director Mary Kulas and her team of about 40 volunteers, has been assisting Framingham residents in need for more than 20 years. "Many have been working at the pantry for years, which speaks to their great dedication. ... We are fortunate to have one volunteer who started at the beginning and still volunteers," she said. Volunteers pick up, check and sort donated food, unload The Greater Boston Food Truck deliveries, and do bulk shopping. When the pantry is open for clients, volunteers stock food shelves, …