Food Pantry


According to the United States Department of Agriculture, around 657,320 people in New Jersey, including 175,830 children, faced food insecurity in 2020. This equates to 7.4% of individuals and 9.0% of children lacking consistent access to adequate food for healthy, active lives. Additionally, 17% of Black and Hispanic individuals in New Jersey experience food insecurity.

To address this issue locally, the St. Paul Food Pantry collaborates with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey to provide groceries to those in need in our community on a monthly basis.

The SP Food Pantry welcomes volunteers in various roles such as food intake, distribution, inventory management, transportation, warehousing, and marketing. If interested in volunteering, please complete the form below.

Servant Leader - Alan Bond

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink...

Matthew 25:35(a)

Our theme for this year is Great Expectations!

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The St. Paul Food Pantry is in need of great volunteers.
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Volunteer Coordinator: Oversees all volunteer activities, including recruitment, scheduling, training, and supervision. They ensure that volunteers understand their roles and responsibilities and coordinate communication between volunteers and leadership.

Intake Coordinator: Greets clients as they arrive, registers them, and assesses their needs. They may also provide information about available resources and services. This role requires strong interpersonal skills and empathy.

Food Distribution Coordinator: Organizes and supervises the distribution of food items to clients. They ensure that clients receive the appropriate amount of food based on family size and dietary needs. This role may involve coordinating with other volunteers to restock shelves and manage inventory.

Inventory Manager: Manages inventory levels, including ordering, receiving, and organizing food donations. They keep track of expiration dates and ensure that donated items meet quality standards. This role requires attention to detail and organizational skills.

Driver/Transportation Coordinator: Coordinates transportation logistics for picking up food donations from suppliers or distribution centers. They may also arrange for deliveries to clients who are unable to pick up food themselves. This role requires a valid driver's license and access to a vehicle.

Warehouse Assistant: Assists with sorting, organizing, and storing food donations in the pantry's storage area. They may also help with packing food bags or boxes for distribution. This role requires physical stamina and the ability to lift and move heavy objects.