Together we can help struggling families facing financial hardship celebrate the holidays by providing a means to obtain holiday meals and children’s gifts through food vouchers and gift cards.
The Westford Food Pantry in partnership with Friends of the Cameron Senior Center and St. Vincent De Paul are seeking cash donations to provide assistance to families in need through our annual Westford Holiday Basket Program.
TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS
can be made here on our website
through our PayPal DONATE button at the top of the page.
OR BY MAIL:
Checks Payable to: Westford Food Pantry
Memo: Holiday Basket Program
Mail to: Westford Food Pantry
20 Pleasant Street
Westford, MA 01886
The Westford Food Pantry is back in business starting next week October 7th!!
We are moving back into our original walk in location and open for walk in service on October 7th.
We are excited to be able to resume safe in-person service!
WHO WE SERVE
The Westford Food Pantry provides services for individuals and families in the local community and surrounding towns with emergency, short and long-term needs for quality fresh and dry foods along with personal care and household items.
WHO WE ARE
We are a 501(c) (3) tax exempt volunteer run organization that is open multiple times per week at varying hours to best serve the community. We accept year round tax deductible donations from our generous community members including churches, schools, civic organizations and businesses. Our partnership with Merrimack Valley Food Bank enables us to obtain fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy and proteins several times per month.
The Westford Food Pantry welcomes those in need, no matter their situation. Assistance is offered to individuals and families without any discrimination based on race, religion, creed, or country of origin.
We are generously supported by schools, businesses, civic organizations and through personal food drives and monetary donations. Your support is appreciated!
Learn about current news regarding the food pantry, upcoming food drives, community events and updates to our hours of operation.
The Westford Food Pantry is located at:
Cameron Senior Center
20 Pleasant Street Westford, MA 01886.
Contact us Info@westfordfoodpantry.com
Financial Assistance Resources
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-unemployment-assistance has updates and links to all covid-19 specific unemployment benefits and how to apply. As direction comes from the Federal Government, it will be added, so keep checking this site.
Housing and Homelessness prevention assistance:
www.mass.gov/CovidHousingHelp this has the updated protections offered under new legislation re: housing and prevention of housing loss amidst the Covid-19 crisis.
www.commteam.org/covid-erma this has information on emergency rental and mortgage assistance that is administered through Community Teamwork Inc. CTI Hotline 978-654-5607.
LIHEAP (winter heating assistance):
call Community Teamwork at 978-459-6161 to schedule a phone application appointment or go to https://www.commteam.org/how-we-help/housing-utilities/liheap/ to schedule your appointment online.
SNAP (food assistance), Transitional Assistance (cash benefits) information:
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/dta-covid-19-frequently-asked-questions this has updated information about qualifying for SNAP and TAFDC and how to apply by phone or DTAconnect while offices are closed.
WESTFORD RESIDENTS….IF you need assistance accessing any of these resources or need support in Westford, call Alison Christopher, LICSW, Social Worker at 978-399-2325.