All posts by Sharon


“I never thought I would need a food pantry! So many years of being self-sufficient, but now I  need help. It’s been a very difficult year dealing with stress from COVID-19, my health challenges and now I am struggling to pay my rent. I qualify for only $15.00 per month in food stamps. The Shirley Council on Aging told me about Loaves & Fishes. The food is wonderful and I feel so comfortable using the drive-thru service too. Thanks to all of you who help out in some way at the Pantry, you are much appreciated!”                                                                                                                                                     -Eileen, Shirley resident



“I grew up poor and know what it feels like to go hungry. I’m a Veteran, working full-time but I still struggle to pay my bills – there’s not much left at the end of the month. I don’t qualify for fuel assistance or food stamps. I’m so thankful for the food I receive from the Pantry. I’m glad to know there’s a place like this for me and for many others, to help us during our time of need, thank you!”
                                                      -Randy, a Veteran from Ayer