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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A few more photos from the concert Saturday. Thanks go out to Music For Food, The Rivers School Conservatory, and Deb for representing APTT! ... See MoreSee Less

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Music For Food and The Rivers School Conservatory together to support APTT! Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to Laurel and friends from DSHS, and thank you to Becky for hosting. More teen girl personal hygiene bags put together for APTT to distribute! ... See MoreSee Less

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