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 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.


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.


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, April 16:
A small group of socially distanced, mask wearing Food Pantry volunteers will be in the lower level from 5-6:30pm setting up the assembly line needed to pre-pack bags for shoppers. Read more
The Finished Product
Saturday, April 17:
A small group of socially distanced, mask wearing Food Pantry volunteers will be in the lower level for four shifts (8:30-9:30am, 9:45-10:45am, 11am-12pm and 12:15-1:15pm) prepackings bags for our shoppers -- they will then carry them up to the sanctuary.  It's hard physical work! Read more
Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry
Saturday, April 24:
Our Pantry will continue local home deliveries for April 2021 and accept shoppers on Saturday, April 24 from 9-11am, our usual 4th Saturday distribution day.  Shoppers must maintain physical distancing and remain within their cars.  Volunteers will be required to wear masks and will bring pre-packaged bags to shoppers' cars.   Read more
Friday, April 30:
On Friday, April 30 from 5:30-7pm, we will host a To-Go Fish (or Chicken) and Chips Dinner (prepared by Argyle Catering of Kearny) to benefit our Food Pantry.  For reservations, pay online or via Venmo or email or call (973) 239-2850.  Reservations MUST be made by Monday, April 26.  Help us advertise this event. Read more