Pandemic Hunger Relief
Grace Church is responding to the growing numbers of individuals, families, and children in New Jersey who are food insecure due to the pandemic. We have increased the number of organizations that we partner with and are striving to increase the amount and quality of our donations to them while coping with the unique logistical challenges and safety concerns we currently face.
We are proud to partner with the following organizations:
St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Newark, supporting their weekly lunch program and food pantry;
First Baptist Church of Madison supporting their weekly food pantry,
food pantry at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dover,
Military Assistance Pantry in Paterson, supporting their once a month pantry supporting military families and veterans. The MAP is run by the Great Falls Rotary Foundation.
North Porch Women & Infants Center supporting their mission of providing critical supplies for babies and toddlers in need.
Formerly: Community Soup Kitchen
Coordinators: Kirk Nixon
Souper Bowl of Caring was Sunday, February 7. Thank you for your food and monetary donatons!
How do we collect donations while the church building is not accessible?
Every Saturday from 10AM-noon, parishioners can drop off non-perishable food at the home of Barbara and Jim Hughes. At noon, the donations are immediately delivered to our partners. Email the parish office for more details. You can also order from the Walmart Registry and your donation will be sent to the Hughes home for delivery. North Porch items can also be dropped off to Stacy Wilde’s front porch at any time.
First Baptist of Madison
Baking supplies and condiments
Flour, sugar, baking mixes, salt,
pepper, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard
St. Andrews Church, Newark
Free Lunch Supplies
Single service tuna, sardines, chicken, Vienna sausage, etc. in easy open cans or pouches; Individual packets of cookies, crackers, and chips; Single service fruit drinks and fruit cups
Military Assistance Pantry, Paterson
Grace is collecting on February 13 and March 13 for this once a month pantry serving military families and veterans.
Mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, spaghetti sauce, cooking oil, gallon jugs of water, razors for men and women, feminine pads, toothpaste, toilet paper, paper towels
Enfamil powdered formula (12.5 oz yellow canister), diapers (larger sizes), wipes, diaper rash cream, baby wash
Items that are always welcome
Hearty soup, chili, stew (the higher protein is better)
Canned chicken, Spam, tuna, Vienna sausages
100% fruit juice
Shelf stable milk, powdered milk (smaller pouches preferred)
Healthy cereal, instant oatmeal
Rice and rice mixes (smaller packages preferred)
Coordinator: Jack Klingert
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
7:30 pm in the Library
Currently not meeting in person
AA: Men's Group
Wednesdays, Noon-1:00 pm in Grace Hall
Currently not meeting in person. You may search sites here.
Furniture & Housewares
Coordinator: Nancy Willis
During the COVID-19 crisis, we will not be accepting furniture or housewares at this time. If you need supplies, call and we can try to help you.