Volunteer

Caring volunteers, dedicated to serving the needs of the hungry in Hunterdon County, are the foundation of the Flemington Area Food Pantry. The Pantry exists only to provide food to its clients.


The open, non-judgmental approach of our volunteers creates the high standard which we have been able to maintain since the Pantry’s founding in 1982. We recognize that the causes of hunger are many, varied and complicated. The sadness is that the problems of poverty remain with us and continue to grow. While we cannot solve those problems for our clients, we can assure that each one is treated with respect and dignity.


The good-natured cooperation among those responsible for the daily operation of the FAFP has enabled us to grow in the quality and scope of our work.


Volunteers perform all operating functions of the Pantry. Volunteers pick up food and personal care items at local supermarkets, donation boxes, and other locations. Volunteers also work at the Pantry sorting and shelving items, distributing groceries to our clients, and helping with clerical and office tasks. Pantry volunteers help with fund-raising activities and assist at special events such as the Empty Bowl.


For information on volunteering opportunities please call Barbara Wingel at 908-996-6463 or email at volunteer@flemingtonfoodpantry.org

 

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Our Needs

We have joined a countywide initiative to improve access to good food that promotes good health and helps prevent obesity. We would appreciate items with low or limited sugar, salt, and unhealthy fats. Please, no candy or sugary soda.We are always in need of donated items, and appreciate your generosity.

Due to food safety requirements the Pantry is no longer able to accept donations of frozen turkeys or hams from individuals. If you would like to donate your holiday ham or turkey from ShopRite, please let your cashier know and the item will be forwarded to the Pantry. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we sincerely appreciate your support.

November Suggested Donations

  • Canned Yams
  • Canned Tuna in Water
  • Canned Chicken
  • Unsweetened Cereal
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Toilet Paper
  • Food Store Gift Card (Gives us increased purchasing power.)


The pantry is located across the Walmart parking lot at 154 Route 31 North. Donations are gratefully received at the side rear door during our normal hours of operation, Monday through Thursday, 9-11:30 a.m.

We are also open on selected Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, see our schedule for dates. Please call 908-788-5568 for more information.

Thank you for your support.

 


You are feeding my body, but you are also feeding my spirit.
— FAFP Client