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
Board of Directors
  • Becky Gladstone, President
  • Ellen Marston, Secretary
  • John Sasonoff, Treasurer
  • Deborah Lang, Board Member
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Board Member
  • Lauren Alongi, Board Member
  • Natalie Ananias, Board Member
  • Carol Chirico, Board Member
  • Wanubia DaSilva, Board Member
  • Pedro Oliveira,  Board Member
  • STUDENT BOARD MEMBERS:  Emily Caffrey and Katie Hennessey


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TUNE IN TO TOMORROW NIGHT’S EPISODE OF @FOODNETWORK’S #CHOPPED! Airing Tuesday December 10 at 9pm. One of our supporters, who is an amazing chef, is competing for A Place To Turn on this episode – Holiday Sugar and Spice. We are so happy to have him compete on the show for our nonprofit. Enjoy the episode! ... See MoreSee Less

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We love holiday deliveries at A Place To Turn. Thank you to Fox Hill Gardening Club , the team at Minuteman Press in Natick,Tenacre Country Day School and Natick High School. ... See MoreSee Less

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