Food Insecurity

Acton Community Supper and Food Pantry

 

Acton Community Supper and Food Pantry aims to help alleviate food-insecurity in Acton and its contiguous towns. Clients receive 4-days’ worth of food which they choose from the organization’s shelves, including canned goods, staples, meat, eggs, dairy products, bread, and fresh fruit and vegetables. 

 

 

Bedford Community Table and Food Pantry

 

In 2021, the community served by the Bedford Food Pantry increased by 170 families. The Bedford Food Pantry is open to all households for whom accessing no-cost nutritious food and household supplies is helpful. In addition to pantry staples, they offer a wide variety of fresh produce, meat and vegetarian protein, dairy products, diapers, feminine care, pet food, as well as household products.

 

Trinity provides financial support to the Bedford Food Pantry, which has been used for holiday food distribution and for gift cards to purchase personal care items. 

 

 

Gaining Ground

 

Gaining Ground in Concord is a nonprofit organic farm that grows vegetables and fruit with the help of community volunteers and donates all of this fresh food to area meal programs and food pantries. Gaining Ground offers intergenerational volunteer opportunities for fellow parishioners to work together in the growing season: food packing, food delivery, planting, mulching, harvesting, weeding, washing, and flower arranging. 

All are welcome to sign up for one of Trinity’s “work days” which are advertised in The Window. 

 

MANNA (Many Angels Needed Now and Always)

St. Paul’s Cathedral offers many programs to benefit the homeless population in Boston, including providing them with a hot lunch on Mondays. Trinity has been providing one of these meals each month since 1984 and currently serves them on the third Monday of each month. For many years a couple of committee members would partially prepare spaghetti sauce on Sundays in Trinity’s kitchen. 

We are proud that we have been able to continue feeding our homeless brothers and sisters throughout the pandemic with lasagna, bread, and fruit. The MANNA ministry team organizes and delivers food for their Monday meal on the third Sunday of the month. They are always looking for parishioners who might serve as back-up drivers or food shoppers.  

 

 

Open Table

 

​Our ministry partnership with Open Table provides hunger relief to residents of Concord and 22 nearby communities in Middlesex County as well as opportunities for community and connection for both volunteers and recipients of Open Table’s services.

Open Table offers varied intergenerational volunteer opportunities for Trinity parishioners to help prepare, package and deliver cooked meals to its guests, in addition to assisting with weekly grocery distributions. Trinity directs all in-kind food donations to Open Table, a long-time recipient of our first-Sunday food donation initiative.