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Morris County Freeholders provide second round of emergency funds to food pantries

Nonprofit Food Providers Have Increased Need Due to COVID Crisis

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The Morris County Board of Freeholders has approved a second $28,000 COVID-19 emergency allocation to assist four major food pantries in Morris County that provide nourishment to hundreds of residents and families who are struggling with a loss of jobs and income, and resultant food insecurity, during this health crisis.

County allocations of $7,000 apiece have been approved unanimously by the Freeholder Board for the Interfaith Food Pantry, Nourish NJ, Table of Hope, and Faith Kitchen.

The money is to be used by each organization to help meet its most pressing needs. The board also allocated $28,000 to these four organizations in April.

“Many residents of Morris County continue to struggle during this crisis, having lost jobs or much of their incomes, as they try to care for their families,” Freeholder Director Deborah Smith said. “As a result, food pantries have become essential to their existence, and we need to continue to help them to help our residents.”

“We have seen the long lines at food distribution sites across the county, and understand food pantries and kitchens are providing vital services to the county community,” Freeholder Kathy DeFillippo said. “These food providers are hard pressed to meet the demands, and need money, food, and volunteers to help so many of our families.”

New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy joined the freeholders, legislators, county sheriff, and a host of volunteers recently at a Table of Hope food distribution event at County College of Morris in Randolph. Officials at the evetn noted that many working families are down to one or no paychecks, and no or reduced income, but have to pay rents and mortgages and utility bills, in addition to putting food on the table.

Find out more about food distribution and needs of each of the county’s major food pantries:

Interfaith Food Pantry: 2 Executive Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 07950.
Website: mcifp.org/
Phone: 973-538-8049
Email: interfaithfoodpantry@mcifp.org

Table of Hope: 65 Spring St Morristown, NJ 07960.
Website: springstreetcdc.org/table-of-hope/
Phone: 973-998-9330
Email: info@springstreetcdc.org

Nourish.NJ: 36 South St, Morristown, NJ 07960.
Website: nourishnj.org/
Phone: 973-267-0709

Faith Kitchen: 123 E. Blackwell Street, Dover NJ 07801 (above Trinity Lutheran Church).
Website: faithkitchendover.org/
Phone: 973-219-7560
Emailfaithkitchendover@gmail.com

The following is a list of all known food pantries and soup kitchens across Morris County:

Boonton:

  • Boonton Food Pantry 973-402-9419 ext.634
  • Evengel Church of God 973-263-1787
  • Women’s Infants and Children’s Clinic (WIC) 800-427-3244
  • Boonton Loaves and Fishes Community Food Pantry

Butler:

  • United Methodist Church  973-838-2026
  • St. Anthony’s Church 973-838-0031

Chester:

  • Chester Food Pantry 973-879-2548

Denville:

  • Denville Food Pantry 973-625-8300 ext.269
  • St. Clare’s Meals on Wheels 973-625-6010

Dover:

  • First Memorial Presbyterian Church 973-366-0216
  • Women’s Infants and Children’s Clinic (WIC) 800-427-3244
  • First United Methodist Church 973-366-1804
  • Grace United Methodist Church 973-366-3681
  • Salvation Army 973-366-0764 or 973-366-0875
  • St. Mary’s Parish 973-366-0184
  • Faith Kitchen 973-219-7560
  • Trinity Lutheran Church 973-366-2821
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church, 973-366-2772

Florham Park:

  • Holy Family Church 973-377-7190

Hanover Twp.:

  • First Presbyterian Church of Whippany 973-887-2197

Jefferson:

  • Milton United Methodist Church 973-697-3194
  • Star of the Sea R.C. Church 973-663-0211
  • Hurdtown United Methodist Church 973-663-1216

Lincoln Park:

  • Lincoln Park Municipal Building 973-694-6100

Madison:

  • Meals on Wheels 973-593-3095

Mendhams

  • Chester Food Pantry 973-879-2548

Mine Hill:

  • Township Municipal Building 973-366-9031 ext. 62

Montville:

  • Kiwanis Food Pantry 973-216-7649

Morris County (and regional):

  • Table of Hope  973-267-8912
  • Interfaith Food Pantry 973-538-8049 ext. 12
  • Nourish NJ 973-267-0709
  • Trinity Lutheran Church 973-366-2821

Morris Plains:

  • Interfaith Food Pantry 973-538-8049 ext. 12

Morristown:

  • Hendrickson Smith Food Pantry 973-455-9802
  • Meals on Wheels 973-538-2160 ext.211
  • Table of Hope  973-267-8912
  • Nourish NJ 973-267-0709
  • Interfaith Food Pantry 973-538-8049 ext. 12
  • Women’s Infants and Children’s Clinic (WIC) 800-427-3244
  • Market Street Mission 973-538-0431
  • Salvation Army 973-539-2700

Mount Olive:

  • St. Eliz Ann Seaton Parish 973-927-1629
  • Abiding Peace Lutheran Church  973-691-9393

Netcong:

  • United Methodist Church of Stanhope 973-347-0247

Parsippany:

  • Parsippany Christian Church 973-335-6387
  • St. Peter’s Food Pantry 973-334-2090
  • Parsippany Food Pantry 973-263-7163

Pequannock:

  • First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains 973-835-1144

Randolph:

  • Bethlehem Church  973-366-3434

Rockaway:

  • Rockaway Food Closet 973-627-1059

Roxbury Twp.:

  • Municipal Building 973-448-2026

Washington Twp.:

  • Drakestown United Methodist Church 908-852-4460 or 908-319-4734
  • Long Valley Presbyterian Church 908-876-3471

If there are other food pantries or kitchens in Morris County, email lragonese@co.morrisnj.us so they can add them to this list or make any corrections.

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