Category Archives: Food

26Nov/14

Flemington Area Food Pantry

Founded in 1982, the Flemington Area Food Pantry provides food and personal care items to over 1,300 qualified needy families in Hunterdon County regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background. Families include your neighbors – seniors living alone, veterans in need, the working poor, those challenged by illness or affected by unemployment, and those who find themselves homeless. The common denominator for all is an insufficient income to purchase a daily necessity – food.  The Pantry is opened Monday thru Thursday from 9-11:30, every other Wednesday night from 5:30 – 8 and every other Saturday morning from 9:3-11:30.  We are also opened for seniors on the 3rd Tuesday from 12-3. The pantry is located behind Wal-Mart in Flemington.

Monetary Need

Over 90% of funding comes from individuals in this community and corporate grant awards. Your donation will have a direct impact on the amount and type of food purchased affecting the Pantry’s ability to provide fresh produce and protein for each visit. We also have the ability to purchase pantry items at a discount through NORWESCAP and other sources. We will stretch your donation as far as possible!

Material Need

Staffed by 197+ volunteers, the Pantry has joined a countywide initiative to improve access to healthy foods for good health and to prevent overweight/obesity.  We would appreciate food items with limited sugar, salt and unhealthy fats. Please, no candy or soda. We are continuously in need of fresh and frozen food items in addition to personal care products. Check on our website for the suggested donation items for the month.

Volunteers needed. Called 908-996-6463. 

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26Nov/14

Meals on Wheels in Hunterdon, Inc.

Meals on Wheels’ mission is to assist the homebound elderly and disabled of Hunterdon County maintain their independence by enhancing their nutritional health, thereby avoiding unwanted institutionalization.  The Home Delivered Meals Program offers a nutritionally balanced meal for homebound seniors delivered by volunteer drivers Monday through Friday.  The Congregate Nutrition Program offers dining with social activities Monday through Friday at the Senior Center of Hunterdon County.

Monetary Need

Monetary donations are needed to purchase meals for homebound senior citizens who cannot afford to contribute.  A suggested donation is $5.10 per meal.

Material Need

Non-perishable components of our Blizzard Bags emergency meal program in the event we are unable to deliver in stormy weather.  Components:  4 oz.  of no sugar added Apple Juice; 3 oz. tuna packed in water; 8 oz.  green beans; 8 oz. Parmalat milk; 1 ½ oz. box of raisins.

Volunteers needed. Call 908-284-0735

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