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OXFORD FOOD SHELF UPDATE for June 2020

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 70 to 80 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.


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 7:00 PM, in front of the Oxford Community Center located at 4 Maple Road in Oxford MA.  Any Oxford family can come to us for food. 

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
.


Location:
 

4 Maple Road , Oxford, MA.  In the lower level of the Oxford Community Center.

Hours: 

Distribution is open Thursday evenings from 5:30 PM till 7:15 PM.  Closed on Holidays.

ID Required:


Oxford Residents – Must bring a picture ID (driver’s license) showing current Oxford address, or a current utility bill showing name and Oxford 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 a picture ID (driver’s license) showing current address.


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

    • The USDA Food Program requires that once a year we verify a families income level.  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.
    • Once a year families are asked to provide a valid identification for every family member.  This can be a birth certificate, social security card, drivers license, passport, federal or state ID card, or other valid form of identification.   

 Assistance available each month:

  • ONE THURSDAY EACH MONTH  (Any Thursday the family chooses.) – Families will receive a week’s supply of groceries. These include quantities of canned vegetables, canned fruits, baking goods, dry cereals, soups, macaroni & cheese, spaghetti and spaghetti sauce, baked beans, rice, condiments, jello, and snacks.  Also frozen juice, cheese and ground beef or ground turkey and fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, breads, pies, cakes and deserts.  Approved families will also receive USDA food.
  • REMAINING THURSDAYS - Families will receive a variety of breads and a selection of grocery items. Fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, pies, cakes and deserts will also be provided when they are available.  Approved families can receive USDA food every week.

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 and does not receive Federal, State or Town funding.  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.