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
info@graceandpeace.org

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

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