NEWS


Postal Carriers Food Drive - May 2017

posted Sep 4, 2017, 10:11 AM by John Kneeland   [ updated Sep 4, 2017, 10:13 AM ]

The town of Oxford donated 5,163 lbs of food this year.  Thank you to everyone who donated and who helped sort and store the donations.  These donations will be distributed to Oxford families in need.

Thank you,
John Kneeland Jr.
Chairman

Oxford Dollar Tree Customers Donate to Food Shelf - October 2015

posted Oct 29, 2015, 7:22 AM by John Kneeland

The customers, management and employees of the new Dollar Tree store in Oxford have generously donated 1,115 non-perishable items to the Oxford Ecumenical Food Shelf.  Our sincere thanks to all the customers, management and staff for the help they provided to us.  This is another local company helping to make the lives of Oxfords families better.  Their donations are already on our shelves being distributed to families in need.

Thank you to everyone for caring and for making a difference in our community,

John Kneeland Jr. - Chairman
Oxford Ecumenical Council & Oxford Ecumenical Food Shelf


We have moved into the Oxford Community Center - July 5th, 2012

posted Jul 4, 2012, 1:04 PM by John Kneeland   [ updated Jul 5, 2012, 6:28 AM ]

We have just completed moving into the Oxford Community Center.  Our sincerest thanks go to Diane Castelo, Stacy Barr, Richard Donais and the staff of the Oxford Community Center for providing 5 rooms in the lower level of the Community Center as the new home of the Oxford Ecumenical Food Shelf.

We thank you and the residents of Oxford thank you.

Sincerely,
John Kneeland
Chairman - Oxford Ecumenical Council & Oxford Food Shelf 

The Oxford Food Shelf has been approved to distribute USDA foods - March 2012

posted Jul 4, 2012, 1:03 PM by John Kneeland   [ updated Jul 5, 2012, 6:29 AM ]

The Oxford Food Shelf has been approved to distribute USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) foods.  In addition to the foods already provided by the Food Shelf we now also provide USDA foods to approved families.  The USDA approval process is simple and takes about 5 minutes.  Families do not need to bring any proof of income with them.  To be approved a family is asked if their income level exceeds a federal guideline amount which is based upon the size of the family.   The family answers YES or NO, and it's done. 

John Kneeland
Chairman - Oxford Ecumenical Council & Oxford Food Shelf

36th Annual Oxford Crop Walk (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) - October 2011

posted Jul 2, 2012, 7:22 AM by John Kneeland   [ updated Jul 4, 2012, 12:28 PM ]

Thank you to everyone who donated and everyone who walked in our 36th Crop Walk.  This years event raised $2,503.76 with 25% ($625.94) staying in Oxford for use at the Oxford Food shelf.

John Kneeland
Chairman - Oxford Ecumenical Council & Oxford Food Shelf

Oxford Boy Scout Troop 147 Food Drive - March 2012

posted Apr 1, 2012, 11:43 AM by John Kneeland   [ updated Apr 1, 2012, 11:54 AM ]

Thank you to Oxford Boy Scout Troop 147 and the residents of Oxford.  The Scouts Food Drive collected 1,391 food items for the Oxford Food Shelf.
GREAT JOB ! ! !

Thank you,
John Kneeland
Chairman - Oxford Ecumenical Council & Oxford Food Shelf

Walmart Food Drive - Sept 2011

posted Sep 19, 2011, 7:15 AM by John Kneeland   [ updated Jul 1, 2012, 2:57 PM ]

Thank you to all the Walmart customers and associates who donated to the Oxford Food Shelf during our Food Drive on Saturday and Sunday Sept 10th and 11th.  With your help we collected 115 cases of food and $ 931.00 in cash.  These donations will go a long way in helping feed families in Oxford.   This year there are 10% more families coming to us than last year.  The need is great and your help is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
John Kneeland
Chairman - Oxford Ecumenical Council & Oxford Food Shelf

Distribution Update / Frozen Meats - June 2011

posted Jul 5, 2011, 9:54 AM by John Kneeland   [ updated Nov 27, 2011, 8:09 AM ]

WE NOW DISTRIBUTE FROZEN MEATS TO FAMILIES EACH MONTH.  THESE INCLUDE CHICKEN, BEEF, LAMB AND PORK.

John Kneeland
Chairman -  Oxford Ecumenical Council & Food shelf

Postal Food Drive - May 14th, 2011

posted Jul 5, 2011, 9:51 AM by John Kneeland   [ updated Jul 4, 2012, 12:32 PM ]

The 19th Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive collected 5,612 lbs of donations in Oxford.  All of the donations were delivered to the Oxford Food Shelf and will be distributed to families coming to us for assistance.

THANK YOU to everyone who donated to this very worthy cause.
 
We are very grateful for your help.

John Kneeland
Chairman - Oxford Ecumenical Council
& Food Shelf

Thank you to the Oxford Masonic Lodge

posted Aug 23, 2010, 9:05 AM by John Kneeland   [ updated Jul 2, 2012, 7:26 AM ]

The Oxford Ecumenical Council sends a big THANK YOU to the OXFORD MASONIC LODGE.  This Oxford Food Shelf website was created by Doug Ellis and the Oxford Masons.  It is important to note that the Oxford Masonic Lodge members also help out at our local food drives, and have held their own food drives to benefit the Food Shelf.

Thank you to the Oxford Masonic Lodge for all you have done for us.

John Kneeland
Chairman - Oxford Ecumenical Council & Food Shelf

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