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Our volunteers will be taking a well-deserved break this Thursday, 11/24, to enjoy Thanksgiving with their families. Best wishes to all!
Here's the schedule of community dinners for December. They're free and open to all. We hope you'll join us!
|December 1||Roast drumsticks and fried rice||Members of the Chinese Bible Church|
|December 8||American chop suey||Members of St. Michael Parish|
|December 15||Italian dinner||A dedicated individual cook|
|December 22||---Closed----||---Closed for holidays----|
|December 29||---Closed----||---Closed for holidays----|
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/.
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.