Food Pantry

Food Pantry

Need Food Assistance?​

There is no shame in asking for help. Life circumstances sometimes create times of need. No one should have to go hungry.

The Food Pantry is open from 9-11am on the 4th Saturday of every month. Anyone in need is welcome. If you need assistance in an emergency, before this date, please contact our church office at office@holyspiritverona.org or leave a voicemail at (973) 239-2850 to make arrangements. We are very sensitive to people's privacy and will do whatever we can to ensure anonymity of recipients.

Donations

Food Items (unexpired non-perishable items) are accepted at all times; click HERE for an UPDATED LIST OF CURRENT NEED ITEMS. Donations can be dropped off in our 24-hour bin located just outside the parking lot door of the Church building.

Financial Support is appreciated for us to be able to purchase low inventory items and be able to provide gift cards (when possible) to shoppers; the Food Pantry is a ministry of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit and your financial donation is tax deductible.  You may mail a check to the Church address (put "Food Pantry" in the memo), donate online by clicking here for our e-payment option or via Venmo and put "Food Panty" in the comments.

Volunteer 

On days that the pantry is open, we need assistance with getting ready, greeting shoppers and cleaning up.  These are just a few of the tasks that require assistance:

  • set-up at 8am on 4th Saturday
  • 9-11am staffing the pantry
  • greeting shoppers when they arrive
  • clean-up at 11am on 4th Saturday

Other opportunities include

  • publicity & fund raising
  • organizing food donations

Upcoming Events

Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry
Saturday, September 25:
Our Pantry will continue local home deliveries for September 2021 and accept shoppers on Saturday, September 25 from 9-11am, our usual 4th Saturday distribution day.  Shoppers must maintain physical distancing and remain within their cars.  Volunteers will be required to wear masks and will bring pre-packaged bags to shoppers' cars.   Read more
Friday, October 15:
A small group of socially distanced, mask wearing Food Pantry volunteers will be in the lower level from 5-6:30pm setting up the assembly line needed to pre-pack bags for shoppers. Read more
The Finished Product
Saturday, October 16:
A small group of socially distanced, mask wearing Food Pantry volunteers will be in the lower level for four shifts (8:30-9:30am, 9:45-10:45am, 11am-12pm and 12:15-1:15pm) prepackings bags for our shoppers -- they will then carry them up to the sanctuary.  It's hard physical work! Read more
Sunday, October 17 to Saturday, October 23:
The Verona Juniors Women's group is sponsoring their seventh annual Verona Fights Hunger Week from October 17 - 23, 2021.  Various locations around town are set up as donation drops.  The Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry will be one of the two recipients of this years donations.  Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry will receive all of the donations collected at the Kings Pompton Avenue location on Sunday, October 17 from 9am to 4pm, and we will participate in the closing ceremony of this town-wide event on Saturday, October 23 at 10am on the Town Hall steps.  Thank you Verona Juniors Read more
Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry
Saturday, October 23:
Our Pantry will continue local home deliveries for October 2021 and accept shoppers on Saturday, October 23 from 9-11am, our usual 4th Saturday distribution day.  Shoppers must maintain physical distancing and remain within their cars.  Volunteers will be required to wear masks and will bring pre-packaged bags to shoppers' cars.   Read more