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

Families with children (18 or under) as well as families with 3 or more adults (18+) may visit the Food Pantry every 7 days and individuals or households of 2 adults may visit the Food Pantry every 14 days to “shop” and choose the foods they enjoy from our selection of fresh produce, proteins, staple items and extras.  The Food Pantry is restocked throughout the day and clients are encouraged to come later in the day to avoid waiting in lines.

All clients must bring proof of Beverly, Manchester, Essex, Hamilton or Wenham residence (a piece of mail postmarked within the last 30 days). New clients must also bring ID for all family members.

In response to COVID-19, we have extended our daily Food Pantry hours in an effort to keep people moving through our space and eliminate congregating in the lobby.

Masks are recommended in compliance with the state’s current regulations. 

Hours of Operation 
Monday  – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday – 1:00 pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday – 10:00 am – 6:00pm
Thursday – 10:00am – 2:00pm

New Client Registration 
Monday –  9:15 am – 9:45 am
Tuesday – 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm and 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Wednesday – 9:15 am – 9:45 am and 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Thursday – 9:15 am – 9:45 am

We are accepting food donations at our 35 Park Street facility. To learn more about food donations, click here.

Kids Eat Healthy Initiative

Food Assistance

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 delivered right to their neighborhood. Through these markets we serve residents of local housing complexes and our senior citizens.

This summer Mobile Market will be operating in a limited capacity and serving residents of Apple Village and Turtle Woods/Turtle Creek Apartments only

2021 Locations and Schedules

Community Meals

The Beverly Community embraces those in need of a meal by providing a free dinner every night of the week. In partnership with Root, we support the local churches and groups hosting the meals by providing the cooked food, delivering it to the meal site and providing volunteers to help prepare and serve it for several of the nightly dinners.

Meal Times and Locations

Senior Delivery

In a continued effort to keep this vulnerable population safe, we are delivering food to the Beverly Council on Aging twice a month to be disbursed to senior residents.

“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

Face masks are required for access to our building. Thrift Shop closed until Mon, Jan 17 at 9:30am. In observance of MLK Jr. Day, our offices/services and food pantry will be closed Mon, Jan 17.