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10th Annual Turkey Trot coming up November 24

on Mon, 10/31/2016 - 23:15

Coming right up, our biggest fun- and  fund-raiser of the year, the 10th annual Turkey Trot, sponsored by Bedford Florist. Held Thanksgiving morning, the Turkey Trot is a 5k run/2k walk that starts and ends at John Glenn Middle School in Bedford. Last year smashed our previous records for participation and donations, with nearly 400 people raising over $10,000 to support the Bedford Food Pantry. Be part of the fun this year! Online registration is available now at https://racesonline.com/events/bedford-turkey-trot. Fee is $25 per person until 11/20, and $30 on the day of the race. More details available at https://www.facebook.com/events/660636197426751/.

Thanksgiving pantry coming 11/21

on Wed, 10/26/2016 - 02:38

Our traditional Thanksgiving pantry will be held Monday, November 21, from 4:00 to 6:00. It takes the place of our usual Thursday pantry that week. Participants in the Thanksgiving pantry will receive a frozen turkey and ingredients for classic side dishes and gravy. We will accept sign-ups at the 11/3 and 11/10 pantries. Requests must be made in person at the pantry, not over the phone or through the website. Undistributed turkeys may be available to clients not on the sign-up list, starting at 5:30 on the 21st.

USPS Letter Carriers' Food Drive is May 14--Help!

on Wed, 04/20/2016 - 18:46

Every year the USPS Letter Carriers' "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive brings us many hundreds of pounds of food. We love the support, but it's always a challenge to cope with the deluge. If you're available on Saturday, May 14 from 1:00-6:00 (or any portion thereof), please come to the Food Pantry and help us sort through the bounty. If you're interested, let us know by using the website Contact form, or leaving a message at 781-275-7355. Many thanks!

Thanks, Job Lane Elementary School!

on Mon, 04/04/2016 - 20:48

We wish to extend our thanks to all the students and their parents of Job Lane Elementry School for another successful Super Bowl food drive.  On Thursday, March 24, Keith Kinney, Assistant Principal, along with Mr. and Mrs. Venuti, loaded up the Bedford Farms truck and delivered 3,500 non perishable food items to the pantry.  This was the largest Super Bowl food drive ever, and we want to extend special thanks to the students who took the time to sort the items into cartons.

25 Years of Bedford Community Dinners - We Need Two Volunteers Starting in September

on Tue, 03/22/2016 - 00:00

Looking for a volunteer position? We have offered free weekly dinners almost every Thursday during the past 25 school years (September to May), and starting this fall we'll need two more volunteers in order to keep them going.  Everyone involved enjoys being part of this sociable community effort, and we hope you'll join us! Here's what's available:

Dinner Coordinator:

The coordinator oversees the dinner program, including setting up the schedule of cooks, servers, and the clean-up crews; sending weekly reminder notices to dinner volunteers; finding volunteers to fill holes in an existing schedule; and coordinating volunteers from home through E-Mail and phone calls. This job can be done on your own schedule.

Dinner Host:

The host comes to each dinner, greets dinner guests, helps servers, and troubleshoots any problems that come up.  The time requirement is each Thursday from 4:30 to 5:45 PM during the school year.

If you would like to learn more about any of these opportunities, please use the website contact form, or leave a message with your contact info at 781-275-7355. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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