Dedham Savings Community Foundation Supports The Charity Guild

The Dedham Savings Community Foundation has donated $5,000 to The Charity Guild, an Emergency Food Pantry serving the Greater Brockton Area.  Grant funds will be used to lease a box truck which will allow for more food deliveries and food pickups. The Charity Guild will also be opening a food pantry at a local high school to serve students experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. The new truck will help support the increased number of weekly food pickups and distributions to address the growing needs in the community and the new food pantry.


The Charity Guild was formed in 1971 by a group of concerned individuals whose goal was to provide clothing and food for those in need. The Food Pantry distributes both perishable and non-perishable foods to individuals and families requesting assistance. Volunteers help with client intake, filling bags, redistributing bulk foods, stocking shelves, sorting donations, or assisting with record keeping. Food is purchase from a local wholesaler, obtain items from The Greater Boston Food Bank, and accept donations from individuals and companies.


The Dedham Savings Community Foundation is a privately funded foundation created by Dedham Savings in 2000 to provide financial support to charitable organizations that serve disadvantaged populations within the Bank’s community reinvestment area. These communities include Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Sharon, South Boston, Walpole, Westwood and contiguous areas.  Typical requests are received from schools, libraries, family service organizations and non-profit organizations.  The Trustees of the Foundation accept grant requests from community organizations and make awards twice per year.

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