HESSCO Elder Services is pleased to announce that it was able to make several upgrades to its nutrition programs in Dedham, Medfield, Millis, Walpole, Westwood. Through the generosity of the Foundation for MetroWest, HESSCO received funds from the Alleviating Hunger and Homelessness grant. Through this grant HESSCO purchased digital, infrared thermometers, and lightweight food transport containers so each site has state of the start food safety equipment. In addition, at the lunch program within the Community Center at O’Neil Drive in Dedham, HESSCO purchased a new stove and refrigerator in collaboration with the upgrades to the kitchen that the Dedham Housing Authority made. In addition to these equipment upgrades, the MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund provided funds for HESSCO to purchase food for its nutrition programs.  HESSCO invites seniors to dine at the O’Neil Drive Community Center Monday through Friday at 11:00 as part of its meal program. To reserve your spot for lunch call 781-329-5183. Visit our website www.HESSCO.org. to find the location of the community dining program in your town.

If interested in volunteering at any HESSCO nutrition program, please contact Susan at 781-784-4944 x251 or info@HESSCO.org.

About Foundation for MetroWest
Established in 1995, the Foundation for MetroWest is the only community foundation serving the 33 cities and towns in the region. We promote philanthropy in the region, help donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serve as a resource for local nonprofits and enhance the quality of life for all our residents. Since inception, the Foundation has granted $15 million to charitable organizations and currently stewards more than $22 million in charitable assets for current needs and future impact.  To learn more, please visit www.foundationformetrowest.org or call 508-647-2260.