Food Pantry

Current Food Pantry Needs

Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry Shelves

Here are our current (July 2020) URGENT need items (in order of importance):

  • paper towels
  • cleaning products (dish detergent, toilet bowl cleaner, cleanser, window cleaner, etc.)
  • personal hygiene items (toothpaste, bar soap, deodorant, shampoo, shaving cream, etc.)
  • detergent (no bulk sizes)
  • macaroni and cheese
  • breakfast bars

The Story of our Food Pantry

Our long time dream has become a reality. Led by the Outreach Committee, our congregation has always participated in activities to help those in need, but longed for a way to help those in our community directly.

In May 2015, our parishioner, Cardie Mortimer, generously donated the funds to  renovate our kitchen in honor of his parents, Charles and Elisabeth Mortimer. The kitchen was dedicated in October and now includes a food pantry to store goods for those in need.

Fuel the Food Pantry - A Virtual Food Drive

Have you been working from home, and travelling no further than the grocery store?  While we're "staying home and staying safe," perhaps there's a few extra dollars in your pocket, because it's been awhile since you've had to fill up your car's gas tank.  Why not use some of those extra dollars to help us Fuel the Holy Spirit Food Pantry.  #GivingTuesdayNow  Drive ends June 5, 2020.

Fabulous Fish (or Chicken) Fry - Proceeds Benefit Food Pantry

Friday, November 6

On Friday, November 6 from 5:30-7pm, Holy Spirit Verona will host the rescheduled Fish (or Chicken) and Chips Dinner (prepared by Argyle Restaurant of Kearny) from April 2020 with the proceeds to benefit the Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry.  For reservations email or call (973) 239-2850.

"Lent: 40 Days, 40 Items" Food Drive

Do something special this Lent: help fight hunger one day at a time!  Place one non-perishable food or toiletry item into a box each day during Lent (40 days = 40 items).  Return the box and its contents to Holy Spirit Verona by Palm Sunday, April 5.  If you would like to pick up a box, email us to make arrangements, or download two flyers to make your own box.

Lent Box 2020 Fliers

These two fliers can be printed on purple paper and taped to your Lent Box as a reminder to collect 40 items over the 40 days of Lent for the Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry.  Thanks for participating!

Pancake Supper

Tuesday, February 25
pancake supper

An annual parish event, the Pancake Supper, is an opportunity for some fun and fellowship (and pancakes) on the eve before the Season of Lent begins.  Join us on Tuesday, February 25 at 5:30pm.  Bring your appetite!  $12 adult / $7 children ages 6-12; under age six is free.  Receive a $2 discount on either if you bring a box of pancake mix or a bottle of syrup for our Food Pantry.

Food Pantry & Vestry Committees Meeting

Sunday, January 5

Our Loaves & Fishes (L&F) and Vestry Committees will meet on Sunday, January 5 after Coffee Hour (11:30am-ish) to discuss our Food Pantry.

Please gather in the kitchen on the lower level around 11:45am to help determine the future of this life-giving ministry.

Holy Spirit Food Pantry Open ***FOR CURBSIDE PICK-UP***

Saturday, July 25

The Holy Spirit Pantry will continue local home deliveries for July, and accept shoppers on Saturday, July 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/gloves and will bring pre-packaged bags to shoppers' cars.  

UNICO Verona - Italian Sunday Dinner

Sunday, January 26



The Verona Chapter of UNICO will be hosting a traditional Italian Sunday Dinner on Sunday, January 26 at 1pm.  Tickets are $35, and $15 for children 12 and under.

A complete meal with antipasto, Sunday gravy, pasta and dessert will be served.  Bring your own wine/beverage.


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