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Oxford Food Shelf Reopens inside the Oxford Community Center - July 24, 2021

posted Nov 13, 2021, 3:31 PM by Susan Avery   [ updated Nov 13, 2021, 4:12 PM ]
We are happy to inform you that the Oxford Ecumenical Food Shelf plans to reopen inside the Oxford Community Center on Thursday, August 12, 2021. Our volunteers have been working hard to restock our shelves—and expand the shopping area to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all.

The end result is that once again you will be able to choose the foods that are most appropriate for your own family.

Beginning on the 12th, our hours will be 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. For your safety—since we 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. 

Another change that you need to be aware of: Also beginning on the 12th, you will be allowed two shopping trips each month. While this is a change from what we’ve been doing (allowing four or five shopping trips each month depending on the number of weeks in the month), allowing two trips each month gives you more opportunity to shop than you had before the pandemic (when you were limited to one shopping trip each month). For now, we will not be assigning you weeks to shop. You may come when it’s convenient for your family. 

We appreciate your patience as we transition back to being a choice food pantry, a model which has benefits for all of us. While the weeks ahead may bring additional changes, we hope that you recognize that each will be made with the health and safety of your family in mind.