To our community: In just one week, you donated 815 turkeys! We said our goal was 800 turkeys and you beat it! In that same week, you donated over 1,400 bags of groceries--plus hundreds of boxes of mashed potatoes, hundreds of bags of stuffing, dozens and dozens of pies, breads, muffins and more! You brought fruits, vegetables, cranberry sauce, gravy, homemade treats and more! In that same week, you helped us provide a Thanksgiving feast to hundreds of families, and it would not have happened without you! You gave us unbelievably generous monetary donations too!

From huge events like the Bikery Turkey Ride and the large food drives, to those of you who came in with a single turkey, we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. Thanksgiving will be a real holiday for all of those people who weren't sure if they'd even have a meal in their houses. We had record numbers of people this year and not a single person was turned away without a holiday meal and a turkey...not one!

From our Board of Trustees, our Director and our staff, we humbly and gratefully say "HAPPY THANKS-FOR-GIVING" to this wonderfully giving, caring community that continues to support us year after year. May you all have an extra-special Thanksgiving holiday knowing in your hearts what you did for our neighbors in need.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU , 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!

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.

 

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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.