Food Pantry

Current Food Pantry Needs

Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry Shelves

Please help us restock the shelves!  Our current (August 26, 2018) URGENT need items (in order of importance) are:

  • paper towels
  • coffee (one pound cans)
  • toilet paper
  • cleaning products (dish detergent, lysol, toilet bowl cleaner, cleanser)
  • personal hygiene items (soap, deodorant, shampoo, shaving cream, razors)

Hope Gardens

We've begun a joint community garden with Holy Innocents, West Orange.  The plan is that some of the produce grown in Hope Gardens will be given out monthly at our Food Pantry.  If you would like to volunteer to help with regular gardening tasks or plan for the expansion, please email Catherine Tamasik.

The Story of our Food Pantry

Our long time dream has become a reality. Led by the Outreach Committee, our congregation has always participated in activities to help those in need, but longed for a way to help those in our community directly.

In May 2015, our parishioner, Cardie Mortimer, generously donated the funds to  renovate our kitchen in honor of his parents, Charles and Elisabeth Mortimer. The kitchen was dedicated in October and now includes a food pantry to store goods for those in need.

Kings Donates To Our Food Pantry

Kings Weekly Donations

We are thankful to the Kings Verona management team who, earlier this year, began giving a portion of the donations purchased by Kings shoppers to our Food Pantry.  Recently, we were informed that ALL donations purchased at Kings in Verona will be donated to the Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry.  We are most grateful to Kings’ leadership, and all those who shop at Kings Verona and purchase a pre-packaged bag of food and other essential items.

Montclair Farm Stand at Holy Spirit's Pantry

MCF Mobile Farm Stand in July 4th Parade

One of the partnerships that has been forged since opening our Food Pantry is having the Montclair Community Farm Mobile Stand in our parking lot during the summer and fall months providing fresh produces to the Shoppers of our Food Pantry.  Each Shopper receives a $5 voucher, paid for by our generous donors.  Read all about it on myVeronaNJ.

Verona Movie Under the Stars

Tuesday, August 14

Verona Township, and sponsor Kearny Bank, is hosting a Movie Under the Stars at the Verona Civic Center (600 Bloomfield Avenue) on Tuesday, August 14 at 8pm.  The movie will be Disney's "Moana." Rain date is Thursday, August 16.  Free Admission and popcorn.  Donations for Holy Spirit's Food Pantry are being accepted.

Verona Fights Hunger Donates To Holy Spirit Food Pantry

Saturday, October 20
Verona Fights Hunger 2016 Closing Ceremony

Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry will participate in the closing ceremony of the Verona Juniors Verona Fights Hunger Week town-wide event on Saturday, October 20 at 10am on the Town Hall steps.

Verona Fights Hunger Week

Sunday, October 14 to Saturday, October 20

The Verona Juniors Women's group is sponsoring their fifth annual Verona Fights Hunger Week from October 14 - 20, 2018.  Various locations around town are set up as donation drops.  The Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry will be one of the two recipients of this years donations.  Thank you Verona Juniors!

Food Pantry Committee Meeting

Sunday, May 6

Our Loaves & Fishes (L&F) Committee will meet on Sunday, May 6 after Coffee Hour (11:45am-ish) to discuss our progress and tasks moving forward.

Please gather in the kitchen on the lower level around 11:45am to help build up this life-giving Holy Spirit Verona ministry.

Current Food Pantry Needs

Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry Shelves

Please help us restock the shelves!  Our current (March 27, 2018) URGENT need items (in order of importance) are:

  • coffee (one pound cans)
  • cereal
  • tissues
  • paper towels
  • laundry detergent (no oversized bottles)


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