Join us in supporting the United Way of Greater New Bedford’s Hunger Commission! Our Care Free Crew will be assembling Thanksgiving meal baskets for those in need! 500 Thanksgiving Day baskets will be created and delivered – each inclusive of a turkey, 2 vegetables, potatoes or rice, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and breakfast items.

The Hunger Commission is the only local program that organizes food distribution to emergency food pantries and kitchens in 21 locations in Bristol County. Annually, the Hunger Commission distributes hundreds of thousands pounds of food – including fresh, locally grown produce – to local programs for those in need.

The Hunger Commission is always looking for individuals and companies to host food drives. If you are interested in hosting a food drive, please contact Victoria at 508-994-9625 x 10 or Here is their wish list:

  • Hot & Cold Cereal
  • Pancake Mix & Syrup
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Stuffing
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Dry Pasta & Pasta Sauce
  • Rice
  • Canned Pasta
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Baked Beans
  • Soups
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Tuna Fish
  • Juices

Are you looking to donate food to a food drive happening now? Click here to see a full list of food drives.