Loaves & Fishes proudly serve the communities of Ayer, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Littleton and Shirley. Massachusetts. As a local food pantry and assistance center, we are here to help those in need. Has someone in your household lost their job or had their hours cut? Are you choosing between heating your home, buying medications, or feeding yourself and your family? Do you need a little temporary help?

Come to an open pantry session!

Every Wednesday & Friday 9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (doors open at 9:30am)

First & third Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (doors open at 8:45 am)

Second Tuesday of the month 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:45 pm)

Bring a recent utility bill as a proof of residency.

Shop at the pantry twice a month for food and clothing.
You may qualify to receive school backpacks and supplies for your children, holiday gifts, as well as scholarships for summer camp/enrichment activities which are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis depending on available funding.

Loaves & Fishes provides assistance to those in need in these locations:

  • Food Pantry Ayer MA
  • Food Pantry Devens MA
  • Food Pantry Groton MA
  • Food Pantry Harvard MA
  • Food Pantry Littleton MA
  • Food Pantry Shirley MA

Call our Client Advocate if you have any questions at 978-772-4627 x312

Please come and visit — we want to help you!

Our Mission

Loaves & Fishes exists as a mission of love and faith to provide food and temporary support services to residents of Ayer, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Littleton and Shirley, and advocates for changes by its clients that will promote independence and self-reliance.

About Loaves & Fishes

In 1983, knowing there were people in their neighborhoods who were making the choice between buying food and paying rent, three friends decided to do something about it. The Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry was soon born. The response from the neighboring towns was astounding.

What started as a simple act by three women has grown into a tremendous effort by the entire community. In the early days of Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, the clients applied for help at the Federated Church in Ayer, and were issued vouchers based on need. The food was housed in the basement of St. Andrews Church where volunteers packed up bags and delivered them to clients at the Federated Church.

Although far from ideal, the pantry was able to operate this way for several years, serving many local families through the tireless effort of community volunteers.

Food Pantry: Loaves & Fishes Located in Devens, Massachusetts

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