Thanksgiving is around the corner, so we will have two Saturday donation drop-off days in November: 11/8 and 11/15. The door will be open here at 9 Label St. from 10 a.m. to noon so that we may gratefully accept these holiday foods: stuffing mix, canned yams, instant potatoes, packaged gravy, cranberry sauce, piecrust mix, and pie filling. We cannot accept frozen turkeys until Nov. 22, when we will have a refrigerated truck to hold them. We are also open every Tues. and Thurs. from 9-noon for donation drop-offs. Thank you for helping us at Thanksgiving and all year round!
Looking farther ahead, Nov. 23 brings the 2nd annual "Turkey Ride" organized by the Montclair Bikery for the food pantry; last year, over 60 cyclists brought in over 100 turkeys for the pantry. If you'd like to get involved, contact the Bikery at (973) 744-7252.
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.
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.
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.