Bentley – Honored and Privileged to Serve

It truly is an honor and privilege to serve working families in our communities, not qualifying for assistance and in need of relief during their struggles making ends meet.  By providing and creating access to a full range of fresh and nutritious foods and more weekly, families save crucial monies to put towards reducing debts, paying monthly bills, medical costs and making a much needed repair. By doing this weekly, families get on the fast track towards recovery, fulfilling their goal of self-sufficiency. And, their households have a diverse amount of healthy, fresh and nutritious foods and staples to feed their families.

In 2016, Bentley redistributed 287,620 lbs. of surplus foods donated from our generous providers and helping hands volunteers helped us by logging 17,862 volunteer hours!

Thank you to the entire community at Bentley Community Services!

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Beautiful Flowers Weekly! Thank You, Trader Joe’s!

Bentley, in addition to truly healthy and nutritious fresh food provisions, is blessed to receive the most beautiful and diverse array of flowers and plants from Trader Joe’s each week.  Families are so grateful to receive these, adding bursts of color, enjoyment and happiness throughout their homes!  Working with the flowers, the end results are magnificent!

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Thank You, Novo Nordisk!

Employee work teams from Novo Nordisk offered their helping hands at the Bentley warehouse distribution facility, sorting perishable and non-perishable food provisions, flowers and plants from our scheduled pickups and non-perishable food provisions and toiletries from our food drive.  We were blessed to have them offer their helping hands Saturday and Monday!  They chose Bentley for their philanthropic days of giving in celebration of Martin Luther King and we thank everyone for their terrific work!

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Thank You, ShopRite & Generous Shoppers!

Despite cold temperatures and snow showers Saturday, Bentley had another successful food drive collection of non-perishable food provisions and toiletries!  A huge thank you to ShopRite and the generous community of shoppers that donated over 1,700 lbs. of provisions. A big thank you to the group of helping hands volunteers – we appreciate you and are grateful for your help!

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Happy New Year!

We wish you a very Happy New Year!  As 2016 comes to a close, we truly are grateful to everyone in the Bentley community:  generous providers, generous supporters, community and participant families and volunteers, numerous partner organizations and more.

Wishing you happiness, health, peace, the love of family and friends, abundance, a positive outlook and forward movement in the New Year!