The Bedford Citizen recently visited the Food Pantry on a Thursday afternoon and had this report: http://www.thebedfordcitizen.org/2015/07/27/an-afternoon-at-the-bedford-community-table-and-food-pantry/
The National Association of Letter Carriers will again sponsor the Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 9. This is a major source of food for us and we encourage everyone to participate. To donate food, leave nonperishable food items in or near your mailbox and the letter carriers will deliver all Bedford donations to us. No expired items or glass containers, please. We can also use volunteers to sort and store the donations. If you'd like to help, please come to Bedford Town Center (12 Mudge Way, downstairs) at 3:00 on the 9th and plan to stay until 6:00. Thanks to the Letter Carriers, donors and volunteers for the support!
There are three Community Dinners in May before we take a break at least for the summer. As you can see from the article below, we need some volunteers to help us gear back up in the fall. If you have any interest, or know anyone who might, please let us know through the Contact link or by calling 781-275-7355. Dinners are free and everyone is welcome. Here's what you have to look forward to:
|May 7||Pot roast||Members of the First Church of Christ and Boy Scout Troop 114 Moms|
|May 14||Chicken supreme||Members of Lutheran Church of the Savior and several local volunteers|
|May 21||Lasagna||Boy Scout Troop 114 Moms, BHS students, and two local families|
|May 28||----------------------------||------------Closed for the summer---------------|
Celebrating 25 Years of Bedford Community Dinners - We Need a Few More Volunteers to Continue This Community Service!
Looking for a volunteer position? We are in need of three people to help with community dinners. We have offered free weekly dinners almost every Thursday during the past 24 school years (September to May). A long time volunteer will be leaving the area, so we need more help to restart them in the fall. Everyone involved enjoys being part of this sociable community effort, and we hope you'll join us! Here's what's available:
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. These jobs can all be done on your own schedule.
The host or hostess 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.
Clean up Coordinator:
The clean-up coordinator oversees the various clean-up crews and locks up after dinner. The clean-up coordinator needs to be at the Town Center dining room each Thursday from 5:45 to about 7:00 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!
Due to the recent snowstorm, there will be no Community Dinner on January 29. The Food Pantry will be open from 4:30 to 6:00 as usual.