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Barre Food Pantry
Barre, MA 01005
Details: The Barre Food Pantry is a volunteer organization dedicated to helping solve the problem of hunger in our community. The Food Pantry organizes a monthly distribution of dry goods, produce and non-perishable food items. We are now located at the Congregational Church on Park Street. The Food Pantry can accept your tax deductible donations and is always welcoming of volunteer efforts, both to organize food drives and to help organize our distribution and to transport food. The Barre Food Pantry serves anyone who seeks emergency food assistance. To become a regular user of the Barre Food Pantry, you must: 1- Show you live in our service area of Barre, Wheelwright, New Braintree and Oakham. Any of the following can be used to show residence: A piece of mail showing name and an address in our service area; a state issued ID card or a photo ID. We do NOT require a photo ID however, though this type of ID suffices to prove residence in our service area. 2- You must self-report that you do not exceed the USDA income eligibility requirements: We do not require proof, though clients do signify they do not exceed the requirements by signing our sign-in sheet on distribution day. We do not share personal information to any local, state or federal agencies, while we do report statistics such as residence zip code, family size, ages of members, income sources and participation in other assistance programs such as food stamps (SNAP), WIC, school breakfast and/or school lunch programs, supplemental security income though social security, fuel assistance, and aid to families with dependent children. Those who qualify to use the food bank may also qualify for other assistance programs. The MA Dept. of Transitional Assistance has more information on those programs.