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Beverly Bootstraps provides critical resources to families and individuals so they may achieve self-sufficiency. We offer emergency and long-term assistance including: access to food, housing stability, adult and youth education, counseling and advocacy. We are community funded and supported.

Beverly Bootstraps COVID-19 updates

Program Updates

Update as of Friday, March 27, 2020

For information about the Coronavirus translated into many languages, click here.

In light of the stay-at-home advisory issued by Governor Baker, we want to assure you that Beverly Bootstraps is considered to be an essential operation and we will continue to provide food to those in need in our community.

Please remember that in lieu of the Weekend Food Bag program for kids in need of food on the weekends, families with school-aged children will be able to come to the Food Pantry every week.

Grab ‘n Go Bags will continue to available at every pantry distribution. This program is for those in our community who do not have a place to store and prepare food. These bags provide protein and nutrient-rich snacks to tide them over until the next available community meal dinner.

No reusable bags – In order to comply with Governor Baker’s ban on reusable bags, we are no longer allowing clients to bring any bags in the building.

Click here for more information about our program changes and precautions.

Online Case Management Inquiry Form – For current clients, clients of Acord Food Pantry or residents of Beverly and Manchester, MA who need to reach our Case Management office please fill this form out and it will be sent to our Case Management Department.

Utility Relief: National Grid is temporarily suspending collections-related activities, including service disconnections, to lessen any financial hardship the COVID-19 pandemic may have on our customers. This is effective through the end of April 2020.

Filing Taxes: the Government just announced that the deadline to submit tax returns will be moved from April 15 to July 15, giving Americans an extra three months to file their taxes.

Help Feed Beverly

Beverly Bootstraps is here to Help Feed Beverly and to provide our community with ways you too can help give hunger the boot. We’ve heard from so many that want to help, that are worried about how people will keep afloat during these challenging times, concerned that children will go hungry. So we have created the following resources:

Food for those in need
To ensure everyone in need knows how to access food, we have posted a list of free food options available in Beverly here. Please note that this has been updated to include the Beverly School Food Program’s pick up days changed to Tuesdays and Fridays.

New: We have put together a list of different types of assistance available and how to find more information about each so those in-need know how to find help.

How you can help
Donate:
At this time the best way to help us during this crisis is to consider making a donation or even consider joining our Circle of Hope. By becoming a monthly donor, this will keep your support going, no matter how long this situation lasts.

Volunteer: For those that want to help their neighbors in need, they can add their name to our centralized list of volunteers. At the moment we are operating with a small onsite staff, however, should things change with our program or should other food organizations need help we will connect volunteers with projects as needed.

We are asking the community to not bring us food or supplies at this time, given that we are able to secure food through our strong partnership with Greater Boston Food Bank. In the spirit of social distancing, we would like to limit the number of people coming to the building and we encourage the community to follow all local, state and federal guidelines in regards to interacting with others.

Thank you for wanting to Help Feed Beverly!

Community Impact

4,654

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served agency-wide.

422K

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of food given out through the food pantry and other food assistance programs.

652

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received gifts last year though our Adopt-A-Family holiday gift program.

299

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are registered in our Adult Education classes.

669

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received backpacks stocked with school supplies for a successful school year.

977

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received help through Case Management.

News

Beverly Bootstraps announces program updates in response to COVID-19

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“Thanks for all you guys do.”

– A Food Pantry client receiving food during these challenging times.

 

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