History and Mission


Beverly Bootstraps was first established in 1992 as a food pantry in the basement of the First Baptist Church. With the generous support of our donors, volunteers and the community at large, we have grown to be a leading social service agency on the North Shore.

We are unique in our approach to the issues of hunger. While recognizing that people need food in hand to stem immediate hunger, our clients also need the opportunity to be embraced by the community, educated about the resources available and empowered to improve their own lives.

As we continue to grow, our commitment to the community remains the same: to provide critical resources to families and individuals so that they may achieve self-sufficiency. We accomplish this while maintaining our commitment to fiscal responsibility and serving as trusted stewards of the organization.

FY2018 Program Impacts

To learn more about our programs, financials and management structure, please view our Giving Common profile.

Timeline of Beverly Bootstraps' History and Achievements 1992-2018

Mission Statement

FY2017 990 Form

FY2017 Audited Financials