As a young child, Melissa and her mother stayed at the MainSpring House emergency shelter in Brockton. While celebrating her birthday at the shelter, Melissa received a gift that, decades later, inspired her to organize a special type of fundraiser to benefit the kids now served by FBMS.

Melissa's moving story will be featured at this year's 25th Annual FoodFest, scheduled for Tuesday, July 30 at The Launch at Hingham Shipyard and BeerWorks. Buy tickets at #FoodFest25
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Father Bill’s & MainSpring Ransomware Incident

On April 11, 2019, Father Bill’s & MainSpring (“Agency”) was attacked by a ransomware. The intent of the attack was to encrypt data files and extort payment. Immediately upon discovery, the team removed the ransomware and recovered the data. While there is no evidence of data theft, in accordance with Massachusetts state law M.G.L. c. 93H, the Agency mailed notification letters to individuals with known addresses whose private information (i.e. name, Social Security number) was in the Agency’s system. Addresses were unknown for 30% of the individuals. If you had prior engagement with the Agency and believe you fall in this category, please click here to review your rights under MA state law, and for contact information should you have questions.