Pandemic Hunger Relief
Food Collections is at Grace Church every Saturday from 10am to noon.
Stop by for a quick and easy drop-off of non-perishable food at here at Grace Church. At noon, the donations are immediately delivered to our partners.
Want to shop online? Order from the Walmart Registry and your donation will be sent to the Hughes home for delivery. North Porch donations are delivered weekly so we are always collecting for them.
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 will be delivering food to the following recipients:
Saturday, June 5 General collection, no delivery
Saturday, June 12 Delivering to Military Assistance Pantry in Paterson
Saturday, June 19 & SUNDAY, June 20
Delivering to St. Andrews Lunch Program
SUNDAY, June 27 Trinity Food Bank in Dover, NJ
Requested items for each outreach are listed below.
Steer clear of these items: flavored rices/noodles, bread crumbs, lasagne/stuffed shell pasta, stuffing, pumpkin, pickles cake mixes/frosting, flour, shortening, huge bottles of anything. Simple, unprocessed foods are best!
Thank you for your generosity!
Military Assistance Pantry, Paterson
a once a month pantry serving military families and veterans, run by the Great Falls Rotary Foundation.
Most requested items: tuna, canned fruit, sugar, baked beans, sSpaghetti sauce, canned tomatoes, napkins, deodorant, shaving cream
Food Pantry at Trinity Church, Dover
Hearty soup, chili, stew (the higher protein is better), canned chicken, Spam, tuna, Vienna sausages, peanut butter, 100% fruit juice, shelf-stable milk, powdered milk (smaller pouches preferred), healthy cereal, instant oatmeal, rice and rice mixes (smaller packages preferred).
St. Andrews Church, Newark
Weekly lunch program and food pantry
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.
North Porch Women & Infant Centers
Provides emergency aid, in the form of baby supplies, to mothers and infants in northern NJ.
Enfamil powdered formula (12.5 oz , yellow canister), baby cereal, diapers (larger sizes), wipes, diaper rash cream, baby wash.
To support the fresh food ministry for the First Baptist Pantry, or to contribute towards Dunkin Donuts cards for the Military Assistance Pantry, you can donate to Food for Friends here.
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.