St. John's Food Pantry offers bags of groceries or sandwiches to people in need on the 2nd Saturday of every month! Our hours are 10am-12:30. 201.589.1781
St. John's Lutheran Church Food Pantry
155 North Street
Jersey City, New Jersey 07307
Tel. (201) 589-1781
Food should be a right, Not a privilege!
How does our pantry work?
Non-Profit organization. Jersey City, NJ.
We will help any person of need who lives in Jersey City!
St. John's Lutheran Church Food Pantry offers bags of groceries to families of need, on the 2nd Saturday of every month; food distribution hours are from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm.
We need 10 to 14 volunteers each Saturday of operation to fully staff our pantry. Volunteers are members and friends of St. John's Lutheran Church, but many come from the neighborhood and from community groups, churches and schools. Volunteering hours are flexible between 8:00 am to 1:30 pm.
Some volunteers carry boxes of food, but there are lighter jobs too, including monitoring the clothing table, packing bread and produce. We also need volunteers to unload the food truck on the 2nd Thursday of each month, at approximately 12:00 pm.
Everyone connected with the Food Pantry is a volunteer. Furthermore, we do not receive any financial support from any governmental agency. Consequently, we rely solely on the generosity of our neighbors and others to support us by contributing food and by providing monetary donations.
Because the economy is so bad, the number of people needing help from the pantry has gone up and the amount of donations has gone down. Although the news states that the economy is picking up, families are not making enough to donate to charity, at least not at previous levels.
Without help from donations of either money or supplies, the Food Pantry would not be able to fulfill its mission.
If you would like to help our neighbors in need by making a Monetary Donation please make your checks out to St. John's Lutheran Church Food Pantry.
If you would like to Volunteer please contact me Debra Goidel at 201.589.1781 or at Handson4Hunger@gmail.com.
Our Mission and Vision!
Our mission is to give hope to the hopeless, food to the hungry, clothes to the needy, and freedom from not wanting to be alive. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.”
Our vision is to see a community of loving people consumed with passion to quench the curse of poverty and hopelessness in the Jersey City.
“The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many”
Will You Help Eliminate Hunger?
We need your Help!