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Revised: 31 July 2020

OXFORD FOOD SHELF UPDATE for August 2020

NEW HOURS OF OPERATION - Beginning Thurs. August 20th
we will be open from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM every Thursday.


The drive-thru "pre-boxed" food pickup has been working very smoothly. Thank you for letting us help during this crisis.

Any Oxford family can come for food.  We are making up an average of 80 to 90 boxes each week.  Boxes contain canned goods, mac and cheese, canned pasta, dry pasta, pasta sauce, baking goods, cereal, boxed shelf stable milk (really good), snacks, eggs, butter or margarine, cheese, and frozen meats.  We also now have fresh produce provided by the Worcester County Food Bank and the Oxford First Congregational Church "Share Garden".


Until the crisis situation changes, we will continue to have the “drive-thru” food pick-up for Oxford residents every Thursday from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM, in front of the Oxford Community Center located at 4 Maple Road in Oxford MA. 

Any Oxford family can come for food. 

Families can come for food every week. 

There is no need to call before you come.  We will have food ready for you.

UPON ARRIVING: Follow the posted arrows to drive up to the front door of the Community Center.  Please open your trunk / rear hatch. Families will be asked their name, address and family size (how many members).  The amount of food we receive from the Worcester County Food Bank is determined by how many families and individuals we serve.

One additional note: DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING SAFETY REQUIREMENTS, VOLUNTEERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PUT FOOD ONTO THE BACK SEAT OF ANY VEHICLE.

For more information, or as the situation changes, please continue to follow our website at www.oxfordfoodshelf.org , or on Facebook at the “Oxford Residents Forum”, and also on Facebook at “Oxford Ecumenical Council and Food Shelf”.

John Kneeland Jr. - Chairman
Oxford Ecumenical Food Shelf
Phone: #508-987-1062
Email: oxfordfoodshelf@hotmail.com



Do you need help feeding your family?

If you live in Oxford, or you're a registered member of an Oxford Church, we can help you.
We provide free emergency grocery assistance to any family living in Oxford, also to non-residents who are registered members of an Oxford Church.

We are also authorized to distribute USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) foods each week.
Let us help you.



FREE  EMERGENCY  GROCERY  ASSISTANCE

Open to all residents of Oxford
also non-residents who are "registered" members of an Oxford Church
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Location:
 

    4 Maple Road, Oxford, MA.  At the front door of the Oxford Community Center.

Hours: 

    During the Coronavirus pandemic we are open from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Thursday afternoons.

Requirements:


Oxford Residents – Must bring "proof of Oxford residency", or "proof of current address".


Non-Residents – Must be a registered member of an Oxford Church. The family will be given a “Church Affiliation Form” to have filled out by their church leader, AND must bring "proof of current address".


Registration Registration takes about 10 minutes and can be completed during the first visit.

    • For the USDA Food Program we verify a families income level once a year.  We simply ask if the family income exceeds a federal guideline amount which is based upon the number of people in the family.  We do NOT ask, or need to know, how much income a family has.

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Assistance available each month: 

PLEASE NOTE:   DURING THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, FAMILIES CAN COME FOR FOOD EVERY WEEK. 

THEY WILL RECEIVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF FOOD EACH WEEK.


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The OXFORD FOOD SHELF is operated by members of the OXFORD ECUMENICAL COUNCIL.  The Council is made up of representatives from the Oxford First Baptist Church, First Congregational Church, Grace Episcopal Church, Oak Hill Bible Church, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, St. Roch’s Catholic Church, United Methodist Church, and the Zion Lutheran Church.

 

The OXFORD ECUMENICAL COUNCIL is a registered 501(C)3 Non Profit Organization. Everything distributed is raised through donations from local churches, schools, organizations, businesses, families, and individuals who generously contribute to us.

 If you would like more information or to find out how you can donate, please call #508-987-1062.

Leave a message with your name & telephone number and we will return your call.