Rep. Frost Encourages Donations to Local Food Banks as Need Increases

by | Apr 4, 2020

Representative Paul K. Frost (R-Auburn) is encouraging district residents to donate to their local food bank/pantry services as the need for assistance grows amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Frost also encourages those in need to to seek out and utilize these food banks.

Frost said, “It’s always a good thing to donate to food banks but the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing practices make it more difficult for those in need to get food and supplies. Demand for these local services will increase and we can come together in this time of crisis to help our neighbors in trouble.”

Please see details below by town for how to get assistance or make a contribution during this challenging time for our communities. There are specific requirements to follow to receive support or drop off donations. Requests for certain items are also listed which Frost’s office obtained directly from the food banks.

Town of Auburn
Auburn Youth & Family Services
21 Pheasant Court, Auburn, MA
Phone: 508-832-7677
10 am to 4 pm – Monday to Friday
Call Ahead

Assistance: Actively offering assistance to those in need by making boxes of food available via curbside pick-up. Auburn residents should call ahead to arrange a time to stop by at their convenience.

Donations: For those looking to contribute to the effort, the specific needs are cereal, peanut butter and jelly, boxed pasta, canned goods, and all non-perishable items. Donations are welcome during business hours and can be left inside the front door of the building.

Meals on Wheels: Elder Services’ Meals on Wheels is still operating. Phone: 508-756-1545

Town of Millbury
The Millbury Senior Center
1 River Street, Millbury, MA
Phone: 508-865-9154
9 am to 3 pm – Monday to Friday
Call Ahead

Assistance: Millbury Senior Center is offering curbside pick-up of food at 1 River Street. Millbury residents should call ahead to arrange a time to stop by at their convenience, as no one can enter the building, but bags can be picked up from outside between 9:00am-3:00pm, Mondays through Fridays.

Donations: For those looking to contribute to the effort, the specific needs are boxed juice, peanut butter and jelly, paper/plastic goods, canned goods, and all non-perishable items. Donations are welcome during business hours via curbside.

Meals on Wheels: Elder Services’ Meals on Wheels is still operating. Phone: 508-756-1545

Sudz City Laundromat
110 Elm St, Millbury, MA
Phone: 508-581-4454
6 am to 11 pm – Seven days a week
No call ahead required

Assistance: Sudz City Laundromat is offering assistance to those in need by providing an “open-shelf pantry”. Residents are able to walk-in to pick all the necessary items for their needs.

Donations: For those looking to contribute to the effort, the specific needs are cleaning products, toiletries, peanut butter and jelly, boxed pasta, canned goods, and all non-perishable items. Donations are welcome during business hours.

Millbury Federated Church
20 N Main Street, Millbury, MA
Phone: 508-865-6274
Call Ahead

Assistance: Please call ahead for details on how the Millbury Federated Church can assist you.
Donations: Please call ahead for details surrounding acceptable donations to the Millbury Federated Church.
Town of Oxford
The Oxford Community Center
4 Maple Road, Oxford, MA
Phone: 508-987-0162
4 pm to 7:15 pm on Thursdays
No call ahead required

Assistance: The Oxford Community Center is providing boxes of food available via curbside pick-up at 4 Maple Road every Thursday from 4:00pm-7:15pm. Oxford residents can pull up to the front of the building to pick up a box.

Donations: At this time only monetary donations are being accepted, with every $1 contributed allowing the Center to purchase up to $5 worth of food.

Meals on Wheels: Tri-Valley Meals on Wheels is still operating. Phone: 508- 949-6640

Town of Charlton
“Chip-in Pantry”
Charlton Senior Center
37 Main Street, Charlton, MA
Phone: 508-248-2231
Call Ahead

Assistance: Charlton’s “Chip-In Pantry”, located at the Senior Center on 37 Main St, is making boxes of food available once a month to those that qualify. Charlton residents should call ahead to speak with Elaine to see if they are eligible, or for further assistance.

Donations: The Charlton Senior Center has partnered with the Worcester Food Bank and is not requesting additional donations at this time.

Meals on Wheels: Tri-Valley Meals on Wheels is still operating. Phone: 508- 949-6640