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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!


Pantry reopens on January 7

on Thu, 12/31/2015 - 16:42

The pantry will be open as usual on January 7. We wish our clients and volunteers all the best in 2016.

9th Turkey Trot a smashing success!

on Fri, 12/04/2015 - 00:32

The ninth annual Bedford Turkey Trot, a fun run/walk held Thanksgiving morning, was a resounding success, as close to 400 participants enjoyed their Turkey Day exercise and raised over $10,000 for the food pantry. Both participation and donations were dramatically higher than last year's results, the previous record. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all the participants and volunteers, and especially race organizer Rich Hamilton. The Turkey Trot is our single biggest fundraiser, and provides important support to our mission of providing food to local people in need. Read more about this year's race in this article from the Bedford Citizen.

Food Pantry closed on Thanksgiving

on Mon, 11/23/2015 - 15:59

The Food Pantry will be closed for Thanksgiving this Thursday, and there will be no Community Dinner. Details about this week's special food distribution have been communicated to current clients. We wish all our clients and volunteers a lovely holiday!

Get your free flu shot here on Nov. 19!

on Mon, 10/05/2015 - 19:15

The Bedford Board of Health will be conducting a special flu shot clinic in conjunction with the pantry and community dinner on Thursday, November 19 from 4:00 to 5:30. There is no charge to you for the flu shot. If you have health insurance, please have your card available. Bedford residency is not required.