Bedford Food Bank at the Town Center Building
To assist and support Bedford residents in need, the Town of Bedford has established a temporary food bank. Beginning on August 6, the Food Bank will operate out of the Town Center Building (yellow building behind Town Hall) at 12 Mudge Way on the Town Campus (see map below). Residents will pull up to the front door of Town Center via the rotary. Signs directing residents to the location will be posted. A volunteer will place the bag in the car trunk, back cargo area or back seat. Residents do not get out of their vehicle, though residents who are on foot without a vehicle will be able to receive a bag. The new schedule for the Town Center Food Bank will be Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:30 pm, with the first event this Thursday, August 6th.
Families and guardians of Bedford school children are welcome to continue to access Bedford's Food Bank. Starting in August, the intention is to provide one robust bag of food per household in need, but separate bags will no longer be customized for school students. For nutritious meals adhering to school nutrition guidelines, the summer nutrition program is Waltham is also available to Bedford families. Please navigate to https://meals4kids.org/find-summer-meal-site for hours and directions, as well as information about other summer feeding programs for school children in the area.
The separate Food Bank delivery system will continue to operate for homebound seniors, and disabled residents. If you are a homebound resident and in need of food assistance, please e-mail [email protected].
Thank you to the Bedford Food Pantry, Gaining Grounds in Concord, the Greater Boston Food Bank and donors to the Bedford Emergency Relief Fund for the continued support of this well needed effort which serves upwards of 150 families each week during this crisis.
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 the "Donate Here" link at the top of this page or you can mail a check to Town of Bedford Emergency Relief Fund, c/o Finance Department, 10 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730).
Please be mindful, the Bedford Food Bank service is intended for Bedford residents and families who are in need, and facing food insecurity.
Questions about the food bank? Please e-mail [email protected]