A Place To Turn is a food pantry serving MetroWest. Close to 70% of those assisted are Framingham residents. Open Monday through Thursday, and Wednesday evenings, we assist over 225 families each month.
The mission of A Place To Turn is stated as follows: A Place To Turn is committed to providing emergency food and clothing to our neighbors in the MetroWest community. We will serve those in need in an atmosphere of caring and mutual respect.
Families unable to meet the basic needs of food and clothing are referred by a network of social service agencies, health care providers, schools and clergy. All assistance is available free of charge. During each visit, individuals and families receive 12-14 days of food. To establish need, the referral source assesses the presenting concerns and may offer additional assistance to address the underlying reasons for a food pantry referral. At the pantry, staff members work with individuals and families to clarify needs and collect necessary data. As soon as this brief process is completed, our volunteers assist the family with the selection of food, focusing on items that are both nutritious and easy to prepare, following guidelines based on family size and availability of items. Families are assisted once every two months and may return more frequently in the event that a critical need is unresolved as assessed by the referral source.
We appreciate donations of unexpired non-perishable food.
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