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Community Update: Oxford Fire Relief

Late in the evening of Wednesday, September 13, 2023, a devastating fire broke out in an apartment building in downtown Oxford (South Third Street, near Locust St). The fire quickly spread to neighboring buildings, resulting in a significant impact on our community. Thanks to the swift action of Oxford and neighboring fire companies and first responders, loss of life was fortunately avoided.

The Chester County Food Bank is actively engaged in helping our community during this challenging time. In addition to our partner agencies in Oxford, we are in communication with the Red Cross who is leading the primary relief efforts. We have assured our partners that we are here today, tomorrow, and the days ahead to be of assistance.

We know our community is eager to assist, and we want to ensure our efforts are as efficient as possible.

CCFB will be collecting the following items that will be of the most need for the days and weeks ahead:

Donations can be delivered to CCFB: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm. We will also be open Saturday, September 16 from 9am – Noon. (650 Pennsylvania Dr. Exton in the Eagleview Corporate Center)

Let’s come together to support our community and each other. We are committed to being here for Oxford today, tomorrow, and in the days ahead. Thank you for your ongoing support and compassion.

** Update 9/21/23**

Through the ongoing efforts of Oxford Neighborhood Services, Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce, SILO, and others, they are working to provide personal care items and clothing for fire victims. Items can be dropped off at Oxford Area Neighborhood Services (35 N. 3rd St., Oxford 19363)
If you would like drop off donations at CCFB, please have the items in a box/bag with a note indicating FOR OXFORD.


ADULT CLOTHING (Please donate NEW clothing)

MEN (new items only)

WOMEN (new items only)

CHILDREN (new items only)

Please click here for the list of children’s clothing items needed.

Can be dropped off or mailed to Oxford Area Neighborhood Services (35 N. 3rd St., Oxford 19363)

For questions please contact Oxford Area Neighborhood Services. Download the complete list of needed items here.

The Chester County Food Bank is the central hunger relief organization serving more than 160 food cupboards, meal sites, and social service organizations throughout Chester County. We mobilize our community to ensure access to real, healthy food.