As the holidays approach, this is what's on our wish list: brand-new pajamas to keep all of our clients warm and cozy this winter. Flannel, fleece, footie--it's all good! We can use all sizes, but especially adult XXL (men's and women's). Brand-new socks and underwear in all sizes are always welcome, as well as coats, hats, gloves, and scarves. Please drop off your donation any Tuesday or Thursday between 8:30 and noon at 9 Label St. in Montclair.

Holiday hours: open Dec. 22 and 23 (closed Dec. 25); open Dec. 29 and 30 (closed Jan. 1). Regular Tuesday/Thursday hours resume Jan. 6. We will be open on Sat., Jan. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon for our monthly weekend donation drop-off day.

Our greatest need is funding for our programs. In this season of giving, please remember that Partners for Health will match your monetary donation to us ($50 or more) dollar-for-dollar--go to our "Donate" page for details.

Thank you for all the ways that you help us to help our neighbors in need, and happy holidays!

 

 

 

Here are some of our volunteers gathered for a thank-you breakfast we had in their honor. THESE are the people that make it all happen for our clients. Thank you!

Here are some of our volunteers gathered for a thank-you breakfast we had in their honor. THESE are the people that make it all happen for our clients. Thank you!

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What We Do

Since 1982, HNFP has provided food, clothing, and other services to people in need who live in Montclair and neighboring communities in Essex County. Our diverse client base includes families and singles who are elderly, disabled, homebound, unemployed, or underemployed (working poor). Eligibility is determined using federal guidelines, which base need on income.

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Where & When

The Human Needs Food Pantry is located at 9 Label Street in Montclair. We are open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon for donation drop-offs, and from noon to 2:30 p.m. for client pick-up. We are also open on Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 for clients who work during the day.

Check our Facebook page for information on monthly Food Pantry Weekend Donation Days.

 

unloading a food drive

How You Can Help

A tough economic climate and high unemployment have pushed the demand for emergency and supplemental food to record levels, even as federal benefits such as SNAP are being cut.

That is why the Human Needs Food Pantry needs your help, so get involved:  DONATE, VOLUNTEER or RUN A DRIVE.