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Who We Serve

The Barre Food Pantry serves anyone who seeks emergency food assistance.

To become a regular user of the Barre Food Pantry, you must:

1- Show you live in our service area of Barre, Wheelwright, New Braintree and Oakham. Any of the following can be used to show residence: A piece of mail showing name and an address in our service area; a state issued ID card or a photo ID. We do NOT require a photo ID however, though this type of ID suffices to prove residence in our service area.

2- You must self-report that you do not exceed the USDA income eligibility requirements: We do not require proof, though clients do signify they do not exceed the requirements by signing our sign-in sheet on distribution day.

We do not share personal information to any local, state or federal agencies, while we do report statistics such as residence zip code, family size, ages of members, income sources and participation in other assistance programs such as food stamps (SNAP), WIC, school breakfast and/or school lunch programs, supplemental security income though social security, fuel assistance, and aid to families with dependent children.

Those who qualify to use the food bank may also qualify for other assistance programs. The MA Dept. of Transitional Assistance has more information on those programs.

 

INCOME GUIDELINES FOR FOOD ASSISTANCE

Persons in Family or Household Size

Annual

Monthly

Twice-Monthly

Bi-Weekly

Weekly

1 $20,036 $1,670 $835 $771 $386
2 26,955 2,247 1,124 1,037 519
3 33,874  2,823 1,412 1,303 652
4 40,793 3,400 1,700 1,569 785
5 47,712 3,976 1,988 1,836 918
6 54,631 4,553 2,277 2,102 1,051
7 61,550 5,130 2,565 2,368 1,184
8 68,469 5,706 2,853 2,634 1,317
Each Add'l Member Add +$6,919 +577 +289 +267 +134

Our clients typically include those either out of regular wage earning work either through disability or involuntary unemployment, those on fixed incomes such as social security, child support/alimony, the homeless or those with no regular residence or other emergencies and circumstances that prohibit the client from earning a living wage.
You can help our work in the  community by Sponsoring a Food Drive, by making a donation or by giving of your time.

For information about volunteering call Sonja @ (978) 355-6921. For emergency assistance or answers to other questions call Chuck @ (978) 355-6463
     
The Barre Food Pantry is located at the Barre Congregational Church on Park Street.

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