Community dinners return for another year starting September 15. The dinners are free and open to all. We hope you'll join us!
|September 15||Pizza and Bedford Farms ice cream||Employees of Flatbread Bedford|
Lasagna, caesar salad
|Several dedicated individuals|
|September 29||Chicken and rice bowls, house salad||Employees of Red Heat tavern|
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!
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.
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:
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.
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!
The pantry will be open as usual on January 7. We wish our clients and volunteers all the best in 2016.