Butternut buddy month helps homeless

February is the time for the annual event at Bobette’s Take Out, known as “Butternut Buddy” month, and it’s a great way for residents to help Milford’s homeless.

Bobette’s, located at 93 Boston Post Road, donates some of the proceeds from each sale of butternut bisque to the Beth-El Center.

“It is with the partnership of local businesses, like Bobette’s, that the Beth-El Center is able to continue its mission to alleviate homelessness and hunger in the Milford area through shelter and support services,” said Beth El Director Toni Dolan.

A nonprofit organization, the Beth-El Center Inc. is the recognized leader in caring for and meeting the needs of the hungry and homeless in the Greater Milford area. The organization provides support services and advocacy, while it strives to prevent and end homelessness. It serves individuals and families in need by providing a welcoming and safe environment, through temporary shelter and case management services that put people on the road to self-sustainability.

The Shelter Housing Program focuses on helping residents obtain work, education, training, and housing, thus providing the tools and resources they need to lead independent lives.

The Beth-El Food Services Program feeds approximately 70 people in need daily.

Bobette’s Take Out has been helping the shelter with its soup sales for years, and even wrote a Butternut Buddy song in recent years to help promote the fund-raising effort.