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Want to help? Can you set the table?

on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:21

If you're looking for a predictable, low-stress volunteer opportunity, consider helping out the Community Dinners program by setting up on Thursday afternoons. The job in question takes place between 2:30 and 3:30 at Bedford Town Center, and involves setting up folding tables and chairs and putting out place settings for 84 guests. If you're interested in learning more, send us a note using the Contact tab. Thanks!

Peter Grey: Our Myra Kraft Community MVP

on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 01:58

We are thrilled to announce that Peter Grey, the founder and President of Bedford Community Table/Pantry, Inc., was named one of 26 Myra Kraft Community MVPs by the New England Patriots Foundation. This award, which included a $5,000 grant, recognizes Peter's many years of volunteer work and the impact he has had on improving the quality of life for many in the local area. Peter and the other award winners were honored at a luncheon at Gillette Stadium featuring Bob and Josh Kraft, Andre Tippett, Joe Andruzzi, Jerod Mayo and Tom Brady. For the full scoop, see this press release from the New England Patriots as it appeared in the Bedford Citizen.

Summer Fundraiser: Swim 55 for Bedford Food Pantry

on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 20:00

Bedford resident Rich Hamilton is a long time lap swimmer for exercise and a great supporter of the Bedford Food Pantry. Once again this summer he is combining these two pursuits. Rich has pledged $1 to the food pantry for every mile he swims up to his goal of 55, and is asking others to pledge to match his miles as well. Read all about it, sign up, and track his progress on his Facebook group page: SWIM 55 FOR BEDFORD FOOD PANTRY. Thanks, Rich!

Community dinners will resume on September 18

on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 19:42

Thanks to all who provided and enjoyed our free community dinners this year. Our volunteers are taking a well-deserved break for the summer. Dinners will start up again in the fall, with the first on September 18, 2014. Menu information will be available a few days before. Community dinners are open to everyone. We hope to see you then!

Thanks, Lane School Soup-er Bowl!

on Sun, 03/30/2014 - 00:00

We are very grateful to everyone who contributed or participated in the Lane School's 2014 Soup-er Bowl food drive. The drive provided us with several hundred pounds of needed canned goods, and student helpers to stock our shelves. What a wonderful demonstration of cooperation and community support. Read all about it in this article from the Bedford Citizen. Thanks everyone!