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Oxford Ecumenical Food Shelf
Oxford, MA 01540
Details: Open to all residents of Oxford also non-residents who are "registered" members of an Oxford Church. 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: EVERY THURSDAY - Families will receive a variety of breads and a selection of grocery items. Approved families will also receive USDA food every Thursday. Fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, pies, cakes and deserts will also be provided when they are available. 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. 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.