Resources Beyond Loaves & Fishes

Fuel Assistance

Ayer, Shirley, Harvard 978-342-4520

Groton 978-459-6161

Littleton 508-620-1230

North Central Career Centers


Mass Health


SNAP (Food Stamps)

For Ayer, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Shirley:

Fitchburg DTA 978-665-8700

For Littleton:

Lowell DTA 978-446-2400

Project Bread Hotline




978-772-0191 (Ayer office)

United Way Hotline

Dial “211”

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Official Website

Thrift Shops and other affordable clothing sources

Loaves & Fishes’ clothing room closed at the end of 2017 in order for us to reconfigure the pantry to support serving more individuals and families facing food insecurity. Here are some resources in the area for affordable clothing:

Bargains in the Belfry!

9 Ayer Road, Harvard, MA (978) 456-8752

Cornerstone Thrift Shop

12 Concord Road, Acton, MA (978) 263-1050

Ginny’s Helping Hand, Inc.

52 Mechanic Street, Leominster, MA (978) 537-1387

Littleton Friends of the Council on Aging Thrift Shop

33 Shattuck Street, Littleton, MA (978) 540-2470

Salvation Army Thrift Store

1422 Water Street, Fitchburg, MA (978) 348-1044

St. Mary’s Thrift Shop in Ayer

St. Mary’s Catholic Church Thrift Shop is located in the basement of Kiddie Depot (next to the church and rectory), 33 Shirley St, Ayer. Open every Saturday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. (weather permitting). (Cash only, not wheel chair accessible).  Contact: Mr. Knight, 978-425-5420.

The Closet

50 West Main Street, Ayer, MA (978) 569-5915

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