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Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, 234 Barnum Road, Devens
Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, 234 Barnum Road, Devens

If you are a resident of Ayer, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Littleton or Shirley and hunger is affecting your family, Loaves & Fishes can help! The staff and volunteers of Loaves & Fishes are dedicated to helping our neighbors in need in a way that promotes dignity, respect, and honors your confidentiality.  Many clients report the kindness they receive from our volunteers is just as valuable as the nourishment they get from the groceries.

Loaves & Fishes is a free-choice pantry with no income requirements.  Come to an open pantry session and bring a piece of first class mail, such as a utility bill, to prove your residency in our service area.  All new clients will meet with our Client Advocate. Each visit to the Pantry you will receive $150 to $250 worth of groceries, depending on family size, to reduce your family’s monthly food expense.  Clients may shop at the pantry twice a month.

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Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, 234 Barnum Road, Devens

Groceries you will receive may include:

  • Fresh eggs, fresh produce, frozen meats, bread and pastries, laundry detergent and hygiene supplies
  • Diapers and formula, cheese, margarine, cereal, peanut butter, tuna fish, pasta, and a variety of canned goods
  • Paper towels and toilet paper
  • Milk vouchers to Hannaford in Ayer
  • Annual Thanksgiving and Holiday dinner
You will meet with a steward
You will meet with a steward

Non-food services include:

  • Shopping for clothing for your family
  • Meeting with a Steward to receive resources and referrals to other agencies
  • Mass Health application assistance
  • Consultation with Nashoba Nursing
  • Consultation with our Client Advocate
  • Volunteer opportunities for Clients

 Registration is required to participate in the following:

  • Campership/Enrichment
  • Backpacks
  • Shop for Your Kids
  • Shop for Your Parents

Please see a Steward for details

Lifting and feeding our neighbors since 1983.