About Us


A Place To Turn was established in 1979. The founders were among the first to recognize that economic hardship exists in the suburbs and is not exclusively an urban problem. The food pantry began as a fledgling entity in the basement of a private home, moved briefly to St. Patrick Church in Natick, and in 1981 settled at its present location in a small cape on the grounds of the Hartford Street Presbyterian Church in Natick.
A Place To Turn Staff
  • Joanne Barry, Executive Director
  • Donna Low, Assistant Director
  • Sharon Buenaventura, Site Coordinator Manager
  • Karen McCullough, Site Coordinator
  • Linda Garmon, Outreach Coordinator
Board of Directors
  • Deborah Lang, President
  • Hilary Ginsburg, Vice President
  • John Sasonoff, Treasurer
  • Ellen Marston, Secretary
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Board Member
  • John Townsend, Board Member
  • Natalie Ananias, Board Member
  • Prachi Gupta, Board Member
  • Becky Gladstone, Board Member
  • Wanubia DaSilva, Board Member
  • Pedro Oliveira, Student Board Member


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Thank you to the Wiese Company for all their support!Spring Cleaning? Start with your kids’ closets and donate clothes to A Place to Turn. Or clean your pantry and donate a bag of food. Our Clothing & Food Drive starts TODAY (May 13-31). Drop off donations at our Showroom during our business hours. We also kick off our fundraising for Ray, Matt & Alexandra’s commitment to A Ride for Food in October. Visit our blog for more information on all the ways you can help us help others! bit.ly/2HkTT5b ... See MoreSee Less

21 hours ago  ·  

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Thank you to Antonia and all at Connect Church in Ashland - diapers are a basic need for children, as essential to their health and well-being as food, shelter, and a parent’s love. Yet many families in our area struggle to provide babies and toddlers with a sufficient supply of diapers to remain clean, dry and healthy. Because of you all we will have many happy babies! ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago  ·  

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Shout out to all the members of the NALC who collected food on their routes and made sure it got to the food pantries who need it! We love the annual Post Office food drive. This picture is our rented truck at the Framingham Post Office on Mother's Day picking up our share! ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago  ·  

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