Food Pantry

Food Pantry

Need Food Assistance?​

There is no shame in asking for help. Life circumstances sometimes create times of need. No one should have to go hungry.

The Food Pantry is open from 9-11am on the 4th Saturday of every month. Anyone in need is welcome. If you need assistance in an emergency, before this date, please contact our church office at office@holyspiritverona.org or leave a voicemail at (973) 239-2850 to make arrangements. We are very sensitive to people's privacy and will do whatever we can to ensure anonymity of recipients.

Donations

Food Items (unexpired non-perishable items) are accepted at all times; click HERE for an UPDATED LIST OF CURRENT NEED ITEMS. Donations can be dropped off in our 24-hour bin located just outside the parking lot door of the Church building.

Financial Support is appreciated for us to be able to purchase low inventory items and be able to provide gift cards (when possible) to shoppers; the Food Pantry is a ministry of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit and your financial donation is tax deductible.  You may mail a check to the Church address (put "Food Pantry" in the memo), donate online by clicking here for our e-payment option or via Venmo and put "Food Panty" in the comments.

Volunteer 

On days that the pantry is open, we need assistance with getting ready, greeting shoppers and cleaning up.  These are just a few of the tasks that require assistance:

  • set-up at 8am on 4th Saturday
  • 9-11am staffing the pantry
  • greeting shoppers when they arrive
  • clean-up at 11am on 4th Saturday

Other opportunities include

  • publicity & fund raising
  • organizing food donations

Upcoming Events

Friday, July 22:
Our Food Pantry volunteers will be in the lower level from 5-6:30pm setting up the tables with grocery/toiletry items for our shoppers. Read more
Saturday, July 23:
Our July 23 Food Pantry will accept shoppers in the lower level from 9 to 11am; masks will be required.  This is our 4th "in-person" shopping day since Feb. 2020.  Shoppers will remain in their vehicles with a limited number being invited inside at a time.  Home deliveries are still available for Verona/Cedar Grove residents who are unable to visit Pantry; contact our Church Office for arrangements.    Read more