Community Outreach

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

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


We had a busy 2017 at the food pantry, serving families from Toms River and surrounding communities. We served 3,697 families, totaling 7,909 family members. More importantly we had 137 salvations and 11 rededications.

Hunger in New Jersey continues to grow. Statistics show 13% of families visit food pantries. There are 1,141,840 individuals in need. One in seven households are struggling with hunger. That’s an increase of about 32% since 2008. There are over 200,000 seniors trying to make ends meet, making decisions between food and essential needs like utilities, medicine, etc. Only 10% of families can save $1,000 a month. Seventy-eight percent of men and 82% of women live from paycheck to paycheck. Fifty-seven percent of people can’t afford to save $100.00 a month, and 26% save nothing.

Through the year we received 12,497 food items which totaled 146,896 lbs. of gross weight from the food bank Fulfill, not to mention the many donations through the year, including the Boy Scouts drive and other contributions from church family and community.

I can’t say enough for those who serve with us at the food pantry, their dedication and the heart they have for struggling families. They are doing the work Jesus sent us out to do: feed the hungry (Matthew 25:35) and go make disciples (Matthew 28:19).

Clothing Room

Josette Kluender
732.349.1550 x306

Won’t you help us meet the need? Here at Grace and Peace, we have a wonderful clothing ministry with many dedicated servants who sort, fold, hang, and distribute the clothes we receive, giving of themselves to serve those in need.




Ministering the love of God through practical means to the less fortunate in Seaside; discipling adults & children.

Emma Mitchell
732.349.1550 x318

We are looking for shoppers – we supply the funds, you do the leg work; donation solicitors – motivate the world’s businesses to give to God’s kingdom (call Emma at 732.349.3896); and volunteers to assist in gathering clothing and serving once a month.

For more information, contact Emma at 732.349.3896.



gap2uflyerGAP 2 U is an outreach ministry helping spread His Word by playing Sermon DVD’s of Sunday morning services for the people in the retirement villages for one session per week; one to two hours per session. Do you feel led to get involved?

Neil or Maureen Lavender

Lakewood Outreach

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This outreach provides food, clothing, toys and such, in addition to ministry and prayer, for the less fortunate in the Lakewood area.


Frank Donahue
732.349.1550 X323