To assist and support Bedford residents in need, the Town of Bedford has established a temporary food bank at John Glenn Middle School (JGMS).
On Monday, March 23, Bedford’s Social Workers, and other Town personnel delivered food from the Food Bank to homebound, vulnerable residents.
Who Does the Bedford Food Bank serve?
At this time, the Bedford Food Bank will serve the following populations
- School-aged children/families of the Bedford Public Schools in need of food support at this time (including, but not limited to, students currently on free or reduced breakfast and lunch)
- Previously identified vulnerable seniors and veterans, and
- Existing clients of the Bedford Food Pantry.
If you are a Bedford resident who is homebound due to age or disability and require food assistance, contact
- Council on Aging Social Worker Danika Castle at 781-275-6825 (residents 60 years of age and older) or
- Community Social Worker Chris Bang at 781-918-4328 (residents under age 60).
If you need help with other errands, please contact Amy Mason at the Bedford Neighbor Brigade, BedfordMA@neighborbrigade.org or 781-526-5269.
What is included in the food bags?
Families seeking support for school-aged children
- Bags will include five days’ worth of children’s breakfast and lunch fixings, and a few additional items to support the entire family and will be distributed by school administrators at the JGSM drive-thru Food Bank.
Vulnerable seniors, Veterans, and existing clients of the Bedford Food Pantry
- Bags will contain goods for meal preparation.
When will the food bank begin, and where will it be held?
The Bedford Food Bank began on Friday, March 20, 2020. It will be held at John Glenn Middle School and will continue on Fridays until further notice.
- Vulnerable Senior Citizens/Veterans/Existing Bedford Food Pantry Clients ~ 12 noon until 2 pm
- School-aged children/families of the Bedford Public Schools in need of food support at this time (including, but not limited to, students currently on free or reduced breakfast and lunch) ~ 2 pm until 6 pm
The Food Bank will operate primarily on a drive-thru basis, with limited exceptions for residents who are on foot. Those utilizing the food bank cannot park their car, and walk up to the site.
Residents should enter John Glenn Middle School by Railroad Avenue. McMahon Road will be used for exit only.
There will be a separate food bank delivery system for homebound seniors, and disabled, residents. If you are homebound resident, and in need of food assistance, please e-mail email@example.com.
Please be mindful, the Bedford Food Bank service is intended for Bedford residents and families in need and facing food insecurity.
Questions about the food bank
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW CAN I HELP? CAN I DONATE?
To ensure the health, safety, confidentiality, and privacy of our residents most in need, the Town will not be accepting food donations, or volunteers to staff the food bank.
If you are able, the Town welcomes financial donations to support the Food Bank.
Please click on Donate Here.
Donate by check
If you do not want to donate online, checks can be mailed to Town of Bedford Emergency Relief Fund, c/o Finance Department, 10 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730