Oasis Food Pantry Receives Grant

Oasis Compassion Agency has announced that it received a $25,000 grant from the Batchelor Foundation to ensure efficient operation of its food pantry.

Oasis is very grateful for the impact the Batchelor Foundation has in eradicating hunger and poverty in the local community and for its faithful partnership. The Batchelor Foundation is largely responsible for the food pantry’s ability to distribute more than 10,000 pounds of food each month to families living at or below the federal poverty guideline. More than 12,000 people have been assisted with a “hand up” through the Oasis program since its inception in 2003.

Entering its tenth year of operation in 2013, Oasis helps its Palm Beach County clients stabilize and improve their economic circumstances with a three-pronged approach in which roadblocks to success are identified, a plan is created to overcome those obstacles, and that plan is implemented.

Oasis assists its clients with food and clothing while requiring clients to attend mental health counseling, job counseling or classes in personal finance and other life skills.

The Oasis Food Pantry is located at 4952 10th. Avenue North, in Greenacres (corner of Haverhill and 10th Avenue).

For more information, visit the agency’s web site at www.oasiscompassion.org.