Food Pantry

Current Food Pantry Needs

Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry Shelves

Please help us restock the shelves!  Our current (November 15) URGENT need items (in order of importance) are:

  • cleaning products (dish detergent, lysol, toilet bowl cleaner, cleanser)
  • personal hygiene items (soap, deodorant, shampoo, shaving cream, razors)
  • coffee (one pound cans preferred)
  • milk (boxed, like Parmalat)

Hope Gardens

We've begun a joint community garden with Holy Innocents, West Orange.  The plan is that some of the produce grown in Hope Gardens will be given out monthly at our Food Pantry.  If you would like to volunteer to help with regular gardening tasks or plan for the expansion, please email Catherine Tamasik.

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.

Holy Spirit Food Pantry Open

Saturday, January 27

Pantry set-up begins at 8am.

The first shift of Volunteers is from 8-10am, and the second shift is 9-11am.

Pantry will be open for "shoppers" from 9-11am.

Clean-up is at 11am.

For more information see:

UNICO Verona - Italian Sunday Dinner

Sunday, January 28

The Verona Chapter of UNICO will be hosting a traditional Italian Sunday Dinner on Sunday, January 28 at 1pm.  Tickets are $35, and $17 for children 12 and under.

Food Pantry Committee Meeting

Sunday, December 3

Our Loaves & Fishes (L&F) Committee will meet on Sunday, December 3 after Coffee Hour (11:45am-ish) to discuss our progress and tasks moving forward.

Please gather in the kitchen on the lower level around 11:45am to be a part of this ongoing life-giving Holy Spirit Verona ministry.

Fabulous Fish Fry - Proceeds Benefit Food Pantry

Friday, March 23

On Thursday, March 23 from 5:30-7pm, Holy Spirit Verona will host a Fish and Chips Dinner (prepared by Argyle Restaurant of Kearny) with the proceeds to benefit the Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry.  For reservations email or call (973) 239-2850.

Verona's Movie Under the Stars

Friday, September 15

The Verona Township leaders are sponsoring a movie night in the Town Hall Square on Friday, September 15 at 7:15pm.  The movie "The Jungle Book" will be shown and popcorn provided.  Attendees are being asked to bring items for our Food Pantry.  Thank you once again Verona!

Verona Fights Hunger Donates To Holy Spirit Food Pantry

Saturday, October 14
Verona Fights Hunger Closing Ceremony

Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry will participate in the closing ceremony of the Verona Juniors Verona Fights Hunger Week town-wide event on Saturday, October 14 at 10am on the Town Hall steps.

Verona Fights Hunger Week

Sunday, October 8 to Saturday, October 14

The Verona Juniors Women's group is sponsoring their fourth annual Verona Fights Hunger Week from October 8 - 14, 2017.  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.  Thank you Verona Juniors!


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