Food Assistance

In response to the needs of our community, the Beverly Bootstraps Food Pantry was started in 1992 by the parishioners at the First Baptist Church. Since then, our services have grown tremendously to meet the ongoing needs of the community.

Food Pantry

Beverly and Manchester residents may visit our Food Pantry once every 14 days. All residents must bring a piece of mail postmarked within the last 30 days to every visit.

Visitors choose the food they need based on family size, including fresh produce and personal care items, as well as dairy and protein options.

Home deliveries are available to homebound clients who have physical limitations and have a physician’s letter stating that they are unable to visit the Food Pantry.

Food Pantry Hours
Monday, 10:00am–12:15pm
Tuesday, 5:00pm–6:45pm
Wednesday, 10:00am–12:15pm and 5:oopm–6:45pm
Thursday and Friday, 10:00am–12:15pm

New Client Registration Hours
Monday, 9:00am–9:30am
Tuesday, 4:00pm–4:30pm
Wednesday, 9:00am–9:30am and 4:00pm–4:30pm
Thursday and Friday, 9:00am–9:30am

For information about food donations, please click here.

Contact Food Coordinator

Kids Eat Healthy Initiative

Food Assistance

College Pantry

To help fight food insecurity at Beverly colleges, there is a pantry time specifically for current Montserrat College of Art and Endicott college students. These students, with a current school ID, are welcome to visit the Food Pantry on Wednesdays from 3:00pm-4:00pm throughout the academic years so they no longer have to choose between eating and paying tuition.

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Mobile Markets

Our Mobile Markets are free, fresh farmers markets that promote better health and nutrition by providing eligible households with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Participants choose free, fresh produce and have access to nutrition education, SNAP information, chef demonstrations, food samplings and youth activities.

Through these markets we serve residents of local housing complexes, senior citizens and local college students.

2019 Locations and Schedules

Nutrition Education

The benefits of healthy eating on a budget are taught through cooking classes that show how to shop for and prepare healthy meals. Each session’s menus are based on suggestions and input from the students. Each recipe used makes a meal that costs under $10 and can feed a family of four.

Students come away from this class with the skills to help them eat healthier that will last a life time.

Priority is given to families that have utilized other services offered by Beverly Bootstraps and can prove financial need.

Contact Food Coordinator

Community Meals

The Beverly Community embraces those in need of a meal by providing a free dinner every night of the week. We support the local churches and groups hosting and preparing these meals by providing Food Safety Training and, when possible, access to the food needed to prepare meals.

Meal Times and Locations

“What a lot of people don’t understand is that it can happen to anyone.”

– Pamela, who never anticipated needing to use the Food Pantry