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We're back at it again for the 28th year in a row. Formerly 'Cans Across the Park,' this food drive has been held every year at Buttonwood Park and has continuously benefited United Way of Greater New Bedford's Hunger Heroes Project.

In previous years, the community has dropped off food by the truckloads and we hope to get even more this year. Just stop by 1 Oneida Street, New Bedford to drop off your items and we will take it from there.

Volunteers will sort through the donations right on site. Our goal is to raise enough food to create 1,000 Thanksgiving Day baskets, each inclusive of 2 vegetables, instant mashed potatoes, bread mix, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, and dessert mixes.

Join us at the Buttonwood Park Community Center on Saturday, November 14 from 10 am to 12 pm. The Community Center, also known as the Warming House, is located at 1 Oneida Street in New Bedford.

Acceptable Items: non-perishables and canned goods including:

  • Canned Vegetables
  • Cornbread Mix
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Dessert Mixes
  • Gravy
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Stuffing

United Way is also offering an online option as well so you can order right off the wish list of necessary items and have it delivered to the office in advance. Please click HERE for that link.

If you are a school or local organization that would like to get involved, we'd love to hear from you. Your collection can help jump-start our food drive and make collection day a huge success.

You can RSVP to the Facebook event HERE.

Due to COVID-19, we will follow social distance guidelines, wear masks, and have hand sanitizer on-site. Those who wish to donate to this cause are asked to remain in their cars while volunteers take the items out for sorting. Thank you for your cooperation.

Hunger Heroes Food Drop is made possible through the help of our community sponsors, including Carefree Homes and Cottage Street Motors. All collected items will benefit United Way of Greater New Bedford.

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