The Food Pantry will be closed on Thanksgiving, and there is no Community Dinner that night. The Thanksgiving Pantry distribution will be Monday, November 24. Pantry clients should have already received detailed instructions about the Monday pantry. Anyone with questions may call 781-275-7355 and leave a message.
Each year our clients enjoy Thanksgiving pies collected by the Bedford Family Connection at its annual Pie Drive. Learn more from this Bedford Citizen article submitted by the Bedford Family Connection:
The Bedford Family Connection is holding its annual Pie Drive in support of the Bedford Food Pantry this Thanksgiving. Please bake or buy a pie to support this effort!
There are three ways to help:
- Bake/buy and deliver your pie(s) from 9:00am–1:00pm on Sun Nov 23. Please email email@example.com for address.
- Bake/buy and deliver your pie(s) from 1:00– 3:00pm on Sun Nov 23 at the Food Pantry, located in the Bedford Town Center building (the yellow building) at 12 Mudge Way. Enter through the left-side door.
- Order a pie from Chip-In Farm, 201 Hartwell Rd., and they will take care of the delivery!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to pledge your pie(s) by Sat Nov 22. *No cream pies, please!
Community Dinners will be held every Thursday in November except Thanksgiving. Here's what you have to look forward to. Dinners are free and everyone is welcome.
|November 6||Pot roast||Members of First Church of Christ, the moms of Boy Scout Troop 114 and a local family|
|November 13||Chicken supreme|
Members of Lutheran Church of the Savior, several individuals and a local family
|November 20||Chicken pot pie||Members of Boy Scout Troop 114 Moms, BHS students, and several local families|
The annual Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk on Thanksgiving morning is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Bedford Food Pantry. It's also lots of fun for the participants and support staff, as evidenced by last year's record-breaking 274 runners/walkers. Organizer Rich Hamilton sends this info about this year's event:
Mark your Calendars for the 2014 - 8TH Annual Turkey Trot.....IN 2013 we broke our record in attendance with 274 Runners/Walkers and look to surpass our Donation of $5615.00 to the Bedford Community Table/Pantry, Inc.
New this year we are providing an on-line registration option and the first 200 Participants will receive a Turkey Trot T-Shirt compliments of Race Sponsor - Bedford Florists. Thanks again to Nancy and her entire Staff in supporting us again this year. On-line Registration is open NOW thru Nov 20th and donation for this Fun Run/Walk is $25.00 and Race-Day donation is $30.00.
Runners and Walkers will start and finish at John Glenn Middle School with prizes to the top female/male runners along with some special prizes based on certain criteria - oldest & youngest runners, first walker, first pet finisher, family with the most participants and finally, who came the furthest for this year's Turkey Trot. Prizes again will be donated by our great Sponsor - Nancy at BEDFORD FLORISTS.... This is a low key annual event with 90% of all donations to help the Bedford Food Pantry. Please help get the word out so we have another successful year!
If you're looking for a predictable, low-stress volunteer opportunity, consider helping out the Community Dinners program by setting up on Thursday afternoons. The job in question takes place between 2:30 and 3:30 at Bedford Town Center, and involves setting up folding tables and chairs and putting out place settings for 84 guests. If you're interested in learning more, send us a note using the Contact tab. Thanks!