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Serving residents across six school districts with six locations, Center for Community Action appreciates the efforts of all involved in the management and operation of the Bedford County Food Bank. Executive Director, Wendy Melius, said CCA is grateful for continued support and donations.

“We sincerely appreciate all who allow the food pantries to serve our communities,” said Melius. “We are always accepting donations, as there is always a need. Individuals can contact Jaimie Bulger, Bedford County Food Bank leader, at 623-9129 extension 4140 to make arrangements for a donation, or to find out more about how to receive services at our food pantries.”

From October 1 to December 31, 2018, the food pantries served 2,287 families, 1,194 children, 2,400 adults, and 1,478 seniors.

Bedford County Food pantries coordinated through Center for Community Action, by school district, include: Bedford: 101 Chestnut St. Manns Choice, 15550; Everett: 119 Second Street Everett, 15537; Hyndman: 403 Hyndman Rd, Hyndman, 15545; Chestnut Ridge: 4029 Cortland Dr. New Paris, 15554; Tussey Mountain: 702 Main St. Saxton, 16678; Northern Bedford: 4100 Woodbury Pike, Woodbury, 16695.

Individuals interested in receiving goods from the food pantry should bring a current bill that has a current address and individual’s name wishing to receive services, along with a photo ID.  These materials may be brought to the food pantry on the distribution day or Center for Community Action at 195 Drive In Lane, Everett, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Food distribution is every third Friday of the month beginning at 9 a.m. New sign-ups are asked to wait until 11:30 a.m. at the Everett Pantry and 10:30 a.m. at the other pantries before arriving. Please come as close to that time as possible, as the pantries are not open all day.

“We are very blessed with support from throughout the county,” said Bulger. “We are here to help, and we want to make sure everyone knows where we are located and how to receive food from the food banks. Please feel free to call for assistance.”