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Wednesday Food Pickup needed

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ORGANIZATION: NEW LIFE FOOD PANTRY

  • 4 people are interested
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This opportunity is for every Wednesday. We are looking for a reliable, friendly colunteer to pickup food at Target in Monmouth Junction/South Brunswick, NJ and deliver it to our food pantry in Helmetta. A larger vehicle [van, SUV, truck] is recommended. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. The food will be on a cart that can be brought to your vehicle, at the Target store. You will load it into your vehicle and drive it to our food pantry, where the staff will help unload the items. Pickup at 4196 US-1, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 - drop off at 56 Main Street, Helmetta, NJ 08828.

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About NEW LIFE FOOD PANTRY

Location:

56 MAIN ST, HELMETTA, NJ 08828, US

Mission Statement

The Mission of the New Life Food Pantry is To provide food and other resources that improve the quality of life in our community

Description

New Life Food Pantry began in 2006 with 2 shelves of food. Each week 5-6 people would stop in and pick up a bag of emergency food that had been donated. The pantry has now expanded into 4 rooms, has multiple shelving units, a commercial refrigerator and freezer and 2 new large capacity refrigerator/freezers that keep the food fresh and properly cooled. We now have a dedicated staff of 30 volunteers and serve an average of 60-80 families each week.
Our pantry has expanded far beyond food distribution. In addition to helping ANYONE IN NEED with food, we provide personal care items and resume assistance. We offer health and wellness events including; blood pressure checks, blood sugar monitoring, Cholesterol screening, discount prescription cards and flu shots. We also bring in specialists to assist our patrons with insurance, housing and other emergency needs.
The experience here is unique. We provide services to those who, in other social service areas, fall through the cracks. Even if they do not qualify for food stamps their needs can be met here. They do not have to choose between getting their medication and eating that day or between having heat in the winter and providing lunch for their children.
We serve anyone in need, regardless of where they live or their income level. We serve many Seniors, Veterans, Single Parents, Disabled, People with Addictions and Families with young children.
Our pantry has earned the Goldstar Platinum Seal of Transparency, which is the highest level a non-profit can achieve.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Hunger
Community, Hunger

WHEN

Wed May 15, 2024 - Wed Jun 05, 2024

WHERE

56 Main StreetHelmetta, NJ 08828

(40.37751,-74.42071)
 

SKILLS

  • Delivery

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 17
  • Driving time to and from locations [depending on where you live] plus loading and unloading [15-20 minutes at each location]
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.

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