aid the hungry and needy. Since 1980 the Office of
Concern Food Pantry has been dedicated to serving “the
poorest of the poor” in our area. We supplement their
food and other basic needs of daily life.
families include the working poor, retirees, and those
struggling to feed babies and small children. Once a family
registers with us they can come to our location and receive
food once a week. Currently over 900 families are registered
with us and over 650 come in each week. In 2013 we
distributed 250 tons of food… approximately 5 tons per week…
making us one of the largest food pantries in Bergen
– We distribute bags of non-perishable grocery items every
week. When available these are supplemented with: Meat
and Fish – turkeys are distributed at Thanksgiving;
Dairy Products – Margarine, milk, eggs, cheese; and
Bakery Items – Bread, rolls, cake; Fresh Produce
– Fruits and vegetables
– An item such as soap, shampoo, and toothpaste is given
– Diapers are given weekly to families with infants.
Christmas Toy Drive
– We conduct an annual toy
drive in an effort to supply at least one toy to each child.
Homeless and Nurturing Centers
donate to nearby centers caring for needy children and the
homeless when possible
in need and hungry will always receive an emergency supply
of food. No appointment or social service referral is
necessary. To receive food on a weekly basis the family must
register with us and their family income must be at or below
U.S. government poverty levels.
We operate through the
generosity of foundations, businesses, churches, schools,
community organizations, and individuals. Contributions
include food, grants, supermarket gift cards, and monetary
donations. All contributions are tax deductible. We are
associated with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and
participate in federal and New Jersey state food programs.
Makes us Unique
We are staffed by volunteers
four days a week. Nearly every dollar contributed to us goes
directly into helping the needy.
Hours – The
Office of Concern is open four days a week from
Thursday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.