Painted Oak Nursery School

The Pantry thanks the Painted Oak Nursery School in Pennington for its recent food drive.  The whole school, around 40 children, were offered the opportunity to donate from a list of items including cake mix, icing, candles, napkins, balloons, small toys, and handmade cards, which were collected in the school's main drop-off area.

Children and families who chose to participate on the day of Painted Oak's community service event helped  decorate birthday bags for Pantry clients, and then filled them with all of the materials to provide a birthday in a bag, which were delivered to the Pantry.

Frances R. Krieg

         Frances R. Krieg

         Frances R. Krieg

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Frances R. Krieg, one of the original volunteers at the Flemington Area Food Pantry. She was 83.

Fran had been a team leader and was instrumental in establishing the Pantry’s evening hours.  She volunteered with the Thursday team as well as the “First Friday” team (our monthly delivery from the NORWESCAP food bank).   

Below is the obituary from Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home in Flemington:

Frances R. Krieg, age 83 years, of Reaville, NJ (Raritan Township), died Friday, January 6, 2017, in the Hunterdon Medical Center, Raritan Township, NJ.

Born June 19, 1933, daughter of the late Alfred and M. Margaret Voorhees Rogers, she had resided in Reaville, NJ, for sixty years.

Fran was a 1951 graduate of Somerville High School and for many years was the bookkeeper for Krieg Electric, Reaville, NJ. She also was formerly employed at CVS Pharmacy, Route 31, Flemington, NJ.

Fran was a longtime volunteer at the Flemington Food Pantry and was a former member of the Soroptimist Club of Hunterdon County.

Her husband, William E. Krieg, died in 2013; a daughter, Wendy Miller, died in 1995; a sister, Joan Herder, died in 1980 and a brother, Alfred Rogers, died in 2005.

Surviving are a daughter, Joni Krieg of Flemington, NJ; a son, William Krieg, Jr. of Seaford, DE.; and four grandchildren, Michele Miller, Amie Walsh, Hannah White and Rachel Krieg.

Graveside services will be private on Friday in Harbourton Cemetery, Harbourton, NJ. Calling hours will be Thursday, January 12, 2017, 5:00-9:00 PM in the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main Street, Flemington, NJ. Memorial contributions may be made to Business and Education Alliance, PO Box 231, Flemington, NJ 08822.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

This Thanksgiving the Pantry is thankful for a generous food donation from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Three Bridges. 350 bags of groceries were delivered to the Pantry in time for distribution as part of the holiday meal package given to our client families. Parishioners from the church helped Pantry volunteers sort and shelve this massive quantity of food collected before Mass at the church. Thank you to all who participated.

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Knitters Unite!

This holiday season will be very special for Pantry families. Knitters Unite!, a group at the Hunterdon County Library, has donated three cartons of hand-knitted hats, scarves and other comfy items to be given to our clients. Perfect for the winter, this knitware was made by group members and volunteers and is sized for adults and children.

Thank you Knitters Unite! for your generous contribution. 

 

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Realtors Food Drive

The Flemington Area Food Pantry is indebted to the Hunterdon/Somerset Association of Realtors for its extremely successful food drive Saturday, October 8, 2016. The Pantry received 1,002 bags for a total of 5,390 lbs. of groceries in this year’s annual event. The drive also collected $1,740 in cash donations for the Pantry.

The chairperson for the drive in Hunterdon County was Laura Millen of Coldwell Banker.
Volunteers from the Association collected donations of non-perishable food items and personal care products from shoppers at ShopRite of Flemington and Clinton and the Bishops Market, Kings Market and WalMart in Whitehouse. 

Association volunteers also delivered the donated items to the Pantry where a group of teachers and staff from Whiton Elementary School in Branchburg helped Pantry volunteers with sorting and shelving.

The Flemington Area Food Pantry thanks all of those who helped make this event a success, certainly including the generous folks who donated groceries and cash to the Pantry.

The Flemington Area Food Pantry provides supplemental groceries at no cost to about 1,300 needy Hunterdon County Families.