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.

Food Pantry Volunteers Pre-Package Bags for Shoppers

Saturday, September 19
The Finished Product

A small group of socially distanced, mask wearing Food Pantry volunteers will be in the lower level for two shifts (9-10:30am and 10:30am-12pm) prepackings bags for our shoppers -- they will then carry them up to the sanctuary.  It's hard physical work!

Food Pantry Volunteers Set Up Assembly Line

Friday, September 18
Getting Ready to Pre-Pack Bags

A small group of socially distanced, mask wearing Food Pantry volunteers will be in the lower level from 5-6pm setting up the assembly line needed to pre-pack bags for shoppers.

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

Saturday, September 26
Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry

The Holy Spirit Pantry will continue local home deliveries for September and accept shoppers on Saturday, September 26 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.  

Verona Fights Hunger Week

Sunday, October 11 to Saturday, October 17

The Verona Juniors Women's group is sponsoring their sixth annual Verona Fights Hunger Week from October 11 - 17, 2020.  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!

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

Saturday, August 22

The Holy Spirit Pantry will continue local home deliveries for August, and accept shoppers on Saturday, August 22 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.  

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 office@holyspiritverona.org 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.

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