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Food Pantry

The Bedford Food Pantry provides free groceries to any local resident who can establish need. Eligibility is determined by the Massachusetts income limits for fuel assistance, which can be found in the rightmost column here. Pantry hours are Thursdays, 4:30-6:00. We encourage you to come once before applying for pantry participation.

To apply, please print and complete this application and mail it in or bring it to the Food Pantry during operating hours. We never share the information on your application.

When your application is approved, you will receive a card with your client number on it. Please bring this card when you come to the pantry.

Pantry clients receive one or two bags of nonperishable food, depending on household size. Each week clients may request a few additional items, and there is a “free” table from which you may take a few items. Perishable items such as milk, eggs, hot dogs, bread, produce, etc. are occasionally available.Our food comes primarily from local grocery stores. We also get donations from individuals, surplus items from local businesses and seasonal produce from Gaining Ground and local gardeners.

When you come to the pantry, please follow these guidelines:

  • Come only between 4:30 and 6:00, not earlier or later.
  • Please do not park in the area by the dumpster, near the door marked "Deliveries". Parking is available behind and in front of Town Center.
  • Bring your pantry card.
  • Enter through the front door and wait in the downstairs hall until a volunteer tells you it is your turn.
  • Please take everything in your bag(s) home. Don’t sort through the items in the hallway. If there are things you can’t use, please just return them at your next visit.
  • Please be courteous and remember that everyone associated with the pantry is a volunteer.

More complete guidelines are available here.

 

Community Table

Our community dinners are held at 5:00 Thursday evenings during the school year, on the lower floor of Town Center in the large room across from the food pantry. The meals are prepared and served by volunteers, often from local churches. All are welcome. There is no charge for the dinners, and no expectation of a donation. There is an opportunity to make a donation for those who want to do so.