We are thrilled to announce that Peter Grey, the founder and President of Bedford Community Table/Pantry, Inc., was named one of 26 Myra Kraft Community MVPs by the New England Patriots Foundation. This award, which included a $5,000 grant, recognizes Peter's many years of volunteer work and the impact he has had on improving the quality of life for many in the local area. Peter and the other award winners were honored at a luncheon at Gillette Stadium featuring Bob and Josh Kraft, Andre Tippett, Joe Andruzzi, Jerod Mayo and Tom Brady. For the full scoop, see this press release from the New England Patriots as it appeared in the Bedford Citizen.
Bedford resident Rich Hamilton is a long time lap swimmer for exercise and a great supporter of the Bedford Food Pantry. Once again this summer he is combining these two pursuits. Rich has pledged $1 to the food pantry for every mile he swims up to his goal of 55, and is asking others to pledge to match his miles as well. Read all about it, sign up, and track his progress on his Facebook group page: SWIM 55 FOR BEDFORD FOOD PANTRY. Thanks, Rich!
Thanks to all who provided and enjoyed our free community dinners this year. Our volunteers are taking a well-deserved break for the summer. Dinners will start up again in the fall, with the first on September 18, 2014. Menu information will be available a few days before. Community dinners are open to everyone. We hope to see you then!
May is the final month for community dinners before our summer break. Here's what you have to look forward to. Dinners are free and everyone is welcome. We look forward to welcoming you back in September!
|May 1||Pot roast||Members of First Church of Christ and several local volunteers|
|May 8||Chicken supreme||Members of the Lutheran Church of the Savior, the moms of Boy Scout Troop 114 and a local family|
|May 15||Meat/veggie lasagna||Employees of Bedford Whole Foods Market and several hardworking individual and family volunteers|
|May 22||American chop suey||The moms of Boy Scout Troop 114 and several local volunteers|
|May 29||TBD||Employees of Thermo Fisher Scientific|
The National Association of Letter Carriers will again sponsor the Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 10. 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 10th and plan to stay until 6:00. Thanks to the Letter Carriers, donors and volunteers for the support!