Holiday Assistance Program Provides 300 Grocery Gift Cards to Individuals in Need

OCES fulfilled the food insecurity needs of hundreds in the community this holiday season through their Holiday Assistance Program.

OCES provided 300 grocery gift cards, valued at $100 each, to individuals in need throughout Brockton. This was supported by a generous grant from United Healthcare and funding from OCES’ Nutrition Department.

OCES partnered with Vicente’s Supermarket to supply grocery gift cards to five participating agencies that would then give them to individuals in need. The agencies participating in OCES’ Holiday Assistance Program include Brockton Neighborhood Health Center (BNHC); Signature Healthcare; The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office; and New Heights Charter School.

“OCES strives to identify and fulfill the needs of the community. The greatest need this holiday season was food,” explained Samantha Sousa, MassHealth Programs Director at OCES. “We’d like to thank participating agencies and Vicente’s Supermarket, for helping to provide essential food assistance to local individuals in need.”

For more information about OCES and their Nutrition Program, visit ocesma.org/programs-services/nutrition. To learn more about Vicente’s Supermarket, visit www.vicentessupermarket.com/

50 Years of Care and Collaboration

Join in the celebration of OCES’ 50th anniversary, by helping to make a difference with a donation to the campaign in support of OCES’ Behavioral Health and Wellness programs.

To make a donation online, visit www.ocesma.org and click on the Donate button. Donations may also be made by check or money order and mailed to OCES, 144 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301.

 OCES is recognized as a tax-exempt charitable corporation under section 501c3 of the IRS tax code.

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