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
  • Karen McCullough, Site Coordinator
  • Rosie Acevedo, Food Pantry Coordinator
Board of Directors
  • Becky Gladstone, President
  • Ellen Marston, Secretary
  • John Sasonoff, Treasurer
  • Deborah Lang, Board Member
  • Jennifer London, Board Member
  • Lauren Alongi, Board Member
  • Stephanie Moreira, Board Member
  • Carol Chirico, Board Member
  • Wanubia DaSilva, Board Member
  • Pedro Oliveira,  Board Member
  • STUDENT BOARD MEMBERS:  Emily Caffrey and Katie Hennessey