Community Service & Volunteerism

Published on May 8th, 2020 | by TLV News

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The Oxford Food Pantry Continues to Serve the Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis

The Oxford Food Pantry has gone through changes since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Since the Pantry’s inception in 1982, it has tried to help those with food insecurity. In order to ensure the safety of our volunteers and clients, the Pantry had to go to a prebag system that is placed into the client’s vehicle.

The Pantry has seen an increase of 50–70 percent in people needing food.  The Pantry has struggled with supply from our regular sources, but received a large quantity of canned goods from the MS Food Network in Jackson. Thanks to former Mayor Pat Patterson for providing a large truck and driver to make this shipment possible.

Many thanks to First Baptist of Oxford and Community Church for running the Pantry during the challenging months of March and April. And the Pantry greatly appreciates all of the other volunteers who have gone above and beyond during this difficult period.

The Pantry extends gratitude to all who have made food and cash donations. For those who wish to support the Pantry, please submit checks to the Oxford Pantry, P.O. Box 588, Oxford, MS or via PayPal link: paypal.me/pantryoxfordms.

The Pantry is located at 713 Molly Barr in Oxford, MS and the phone number is 662-832-8001.

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