Little Free Pantries can help provide food while Oxford Pantry is closed

Published 11:17 am Thursday, January 18, 2024

The Pantry of Oxford and Lafayette County – the area’s emergency food provider — is closed for the rest of the week due to the weather and unsafe road conditions.

However, residents can help provide food for their neighbors in a safe way.

Stronger Together Oxford, the city’s volunteer coordinating agency, said volunteers are restocking some of the city’s Little Pantries that are located within walking distance.

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The Little Free Pantries are like the Little Free Libraries but instead of books, people stock the little pantries with nonperishable food.

“If you have extra food in your pantry that is in date and properly sealed/labeled, and want to help neighbors in need, consider dropping them off at one of the Little Free Pantries,” Stronger Together Oxford stated in a press release.

Click here to see an Apple Maps Guide of the Little Free Pantries in Oxford.

Folks are not encouraged to drive to any of the LFPs.

Road conditions are still dangerous. Visits to the Little Free Pantries should be within the best judgment of road conditions, and preferably within walking distance.

As of Thursday, the Oxford Pantry is planning to reopen next week.

If you would like to host a packing party for the Every Meal Initiative benefitting the Little Free Pantries, call 662-232-27373 or email