It is the mission of PACE to deliver innovative and effective services and programs to members of the Greater New Bedford Community in their pursuit of brighter futures.

PACE was incorporated as a private non-profit Community Action Agency in 1982 to mobilize and utilize both public and private resources to affect the improvement of the economic and social quality of life for low-income residents of the Greater New Bedford area.

PACE - People Acting in Community Endeavors for over 40 years



PACE will be serving Holiday meals to over 500 families this year. There has been a more than usual need for food and supplies this Fall and we are asking the community of greater New Bedford to consider donating to our Food Bank.  You can drop off or have someone pick up donations.  Please contact…

PACE Hosts Heating Help Awareness Campaign Kick Off Event

New Bedford, MA – October 27, 2023 – Today, MASSCAP, PACE Inc., along with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC), the network of Community Action Agencies (CAAs) in Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Energy Directors Association (MEDA), launched its annual statewide awareness campaign to ensure that vulnerable Massachusetts households are able to…

Please donate to PACE Community Food Center

PACE is reaching out to businesses in our community to partner with us to ensure we can meet the rising demand. We’re also inviting members of the public to donate essentials such as juices, milk, water, pasta, canned goods, and cereal. Thanks to our new facility, we can safely store dairy and meats. Every donation,…

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for PACE Community Food Center

On Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at 12:30 pm, PACE held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in coordination with the Office of the Mayor of the City of New Bedford to celebrate the new PACE Community Food Center at 477 Park Street in New Bedford. Through HUD’s Community Services Block Grant, PACE was able to work in…

Diapers N’ Things

Improving Children’s Health One Diaper at a Time Diapers and other items are available for families to pick up every Tuesday alternating between PACE and CEDC. Please email for more information. History of Diapers N’ Things The Diapers N’ Things program started as a grassroots effort led by four individual women in the community…

November 2023 Listings

PACE Housing Opportunity Center Many families and individuals are struggling to pay their rent or mortgages due to financial hardship. PACE has programs and resources to help you keep your apartment or your home. The Housing Opportunity Center provides one-on-one guidance to match programs to individual needs. Programs and services include: Limited rental assistance. Mediation…