Food Pantry Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)


Who can use the Bedford Community Food Pantry?

Any Bedford resident can participate in the food pantry program. Local Congregations can also refer people to the Bedford Community Food Pantry.  

Which food items are needed at the Food Pantry?

Non-perishable food items including canned and boxed goods. 

Some of the most needed items include:

Hot/Cold cereals, boxed pasta, mac and cheese, rice, flour, crackers, peanut butter, juice

Canned items: tomato sauce, soup, beans, tuna/chicken, fruit  

What items are not accepted as donations?

Due to health and safety regulations, we cannot accept: dented or damaged cans, unlabeled or damaged food packages, perishable food items (e.g. fresh produce or meat products), and homemade food items.

Can I drop off a personal donation?

Yes, we are always accepting personal donations to the Food Pantry (see information on acceptable and non-acceptable food items). 

Can I donate non-food items to the Food Pantry?

Yes! We are always looking for donations of essential items including toiletries, household cleaning products, and personal hygiene products.

How can I support the Bedford Community Food Pantry?

There are many ways that you can help out including: sign up to volunteer, make a monetary donation, donate essential items including food and non-food products, organize a local food drive, and spread the word about the Bedford Food Pantry program!