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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!


Community Dinners in May, and can you help next year?

on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:00

Here are the free dinners in store in May. Enjoy! This is our last month for Community Dinners this year, and we're looking for several volunteers to organize these dinners for the 2016-17 school year. Please spread the word and encourage anyone who might be interested to contact us. Thanks!

May 5Pizza!Employees of Flatbread Bedford and a local family
May 12

Chicken noodle casserole

Members of Lutheran Church of the Savior, a local family and several individuals
May 19Pasta dinnerEmployees of Thermo Fisher Scientific and several individuals

May 26

Sub sandwichesMembers of First Parish UU in Bedford and several individuals


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.

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.