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Posted on: April 2, 2020

The Pequannock Township Food Pantry is Operating During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Food Pantry is accepting calls from community residents who are unable to shop for groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Food and basic household items can be delivered to the best of the volunteers' ability. Donations are also needed!

If you or someone you know needs assistance during this time period, please call the Food Pantry line - 973-835-1145.  Leave your name, address, telephone number and a short message.  Your call will be returned by one of the Food Pantry volunteers.

As noted above, donations are needed to meet the demand created by COVID-19 and to support those in need.  If you can help by donating items, they may be left inside the First Reformed Church Ministry Center double doors or the Friendship Hall double doors, between the hours of 9 am to 3 pm.  Please do not come inside any further than necessary.  Additionally, if someone is dropping items off, please wait patiently and remain socially distant. 

The following basic items are always needed:

  •  Canned / Packaged Fruit
  •  Canned / Packaged Meat / Meals / Chef Boy R Dee / Canned Ham
  •  Macaroni  & Cheese
  •  Cereal / Oatmeal
  •  Pasta Sauce / Canned Tomatoes
  •  Packaged Rice and Potatoes
  •  Tissues
  •  Toilet paper
  •  Peanut Butter / Jelly – all flavors!
  •  Laundry Detergent
  •  Dish Detergent
  •  Condiments – Mayonnaise / Ketchup / Mustard / Salad Dressing
  •  Juice / Beverages
  •  Coffee / Tea
  •  Canned / Packaged Milk (Parmalat / Natrel)
  •  Pancake Mix & Syrup
  •  Cake, Brownie & Muffin Mix
  •  Snacks
  •  Paper towels
  •  Shampoo / Conditioner / Deodorant / Toothpaste / Toothbrushes / Soap etc.
  •  Personal Hygiene Products
  •  Cleaning Supplies

The Food Pantry usually receives these items but can always use:

  • Pasta
  • Soup
  • Canned Tuna & Chicken
  • Canned Vegetables

Cash donations are important, greatly appreciated, and will be used to buy Shop-Rite cards which are distributed to Food Pantry clients. 


Please mail checks to:

Pequannock Township Food Pantry
c/o The First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains
529 Newark Pompton Tpk
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444

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