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Food Pantry

Volunteers give hugs, kind greetings and prayer, along with distributing food for those in need. We are closed on all major holidays.

Phil Pintozzi
732.349.1550 x214
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@graceandpeace.org

NEW HOURS:
Wednesday Evenings 6:30 pm - 7 pm
Thursday Afternoons 1:00 pm - 2 pm
Saturday Mornings 11:00am - 12 noon

Thurdays  †  9:00-11:00 am
Volunteers are needed to drop off pallets and pick up bread for the Food Pantry on Thursdays. For more information or to volunteer, leave a message at 732.349.1550 x214.
Juice, Peanut Butter, Jelly and Paper Bags
No Plastic Bags Please!
We’re having another busy year at the Food Pantry serving the needs in our surrounding communities. We are again seeing an increase in the number of families needing food. Over the past year, we’ve seen the number increase from an average of 105 to 113 per month. The people fed increased by 300, totaling 4341. The increase is coming from the senior community and working families. There are 40% from households who have at least one employed adult. Our food donations from the Food Bank, and the Post Office and Boy Scout drives are down, probably due to hurricane relief efforts. I would estimate our stock is down about 40%.

I can’t say enough about our volunteers and their continued dedication through the years, showing support and love, and offering prayer. Through prayer, we’ve seen many confess Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. A client who came to our Food Pantry was suffering from a rotary cup injury for the past twenty years. She was offered prayer, but declined, saying God would not take the pain away. When the volunteer asked her if she had any unforgiveness toward someone from her past, she answered yes. The volunteer said that she needed to forgive that person, and she agreed to. She allowed the volunteer to pray for her, then commented that she no longer felt pain.

At this time, we are asking for prayer ministers to volunteer some time to help us with prayer. We are finding it difficult to pray for everyone who wants prayer, due to the increased numbers of people coming to our Food Pantry. If you want to play a part in changing lives, please consider joining our team. Contact the church office at (732) 349-1550.

-Phil Pintozzi, Food Pantry Ministry Leader

We have seen the growing needs in our food pantry again this past year. We have ministered to an average of 105 families per month, feeding over 4,000 clients. An increasing number of families are struggling just to maintain and pay their bills. One third of all the children from working class families fall in the low income bracket. Today, even middle class families are struggling to make ends meet.


We thank God for the many volunteers He has blessed this ministry with. I can’t say enough about their dedication and caring natures. They are truly making a difference in the lives of these families by offering hope through provision and prayer. We see clients come for food who are embarrassed, ashamed, and frustrated, and they leave with hope and peace. Through prayer, we have seen many confess Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior, and we have witnessed numerous miracles. A client suffering from back pain as a result of a car accident a year ago was pain free after receiving prayer. Another, diagnosed with hepatitis, tested negative at her next blood test. The amazed doctor asked her what she did!

Indeed, our volunteers are making a difference! To help meet the growing need, we are looking to add to our team of dedicated volunteers. If God is tugging on your heart to join our team, please call the church office at (732) 349-1550.

-Philip Pintozzi, Food Pantry Ministry Leader

God continues to bless the Grace and Peace Food Pantry and it continues to grow. The demands of families in need are being met even as the number of families coming for food increases. In nine months so far this year, we’ve averaged 100 families visiting our pantry per month.

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