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The mission of the Oxford Food Shelf is to provide FREE emergency grocery assistance to any family living in the town of Oxford and to families who are not residents of Oxford but who are registered members of an Oxford Church. 

We do not discriminate in any way. Every resident in town can come to us for food. We also provide food to the homeless individuals and families living within our community. We deliver groceries to senior citizens, the disabled and others as needed. 

The Oxford Food Shelf operates as a CHOICE food pantry, meaning that families come in and choose the foods they need or want. We provide each family with the dignity of being able to shop for their own items. They pick out what they can use. 

Each family is allowed two shopping trips each month.

The groceries they receive include canned vegetables and canned fruits, baking goods, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti and spaghetti sauce, snacks, cereals, frozen meats, butter, cheese, eggs, fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh breads, pies, cakes and other desserts. We also distribute USDA food as we receive it from the Worcester County Food Bank.

In addition, we provide families with information on WIC, SNAP, Healthy Eating, Home Heating Assistance Programs and information on free and reduced cost medical care.

For your safety—since we are not quite through the pandemic—all volunteers and all clients, including children over the age of two, will be required to wear masks when entering the Food Shelf. 

Location: 4 Maple Road (in lower level of the Oxford Community Center) Oxford, MA 01540

Hours: Open every Thursday from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm (except holidays.)

Phone: 508-987-1062

The Oxford Ecumenical Council operates the Oxford Ecumenical Food Shelf. The Food Shelf has been providing FREE emergency grocery assistance to families living in Oxford, Massachusetts, for more than 45 years.


People ask how they can donate food to us. There is a DROP BOX for non-perishable food items located on the first floor of the Oxford Community Center (in front of the office) at 4 Maple Road, Oxford MA 01540.  Please call them at #508-987-6002 to check the hours they are open.

Checks can be mailed to:

Oxford Ecumenical Food Shelf
PO Box 448
North Oxford, MA 01537

Thank you.

Our email is: oxfordfoodshelf@hotmail.com   -  Please contact us if you have any questions.


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.