Where to Donate for Thanksgiving 2017

Food pantries all across northern New Jersey are looking for volunteers and food donations for Thanksgiving. Whether you would like to donate your time and volunteer, or give an extra turkey or other food items to help contribute to the holiday meal, you can make this Thanksgiving special for familiies in need! See what food pantries near you are looking for help this Thanksgiving.


Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges

Location: 105 Main St, City of Orange, NJ 07050

Phone: 973-544-8899

Take part in ThankServing 2017; donate food, drop off new and gently used coats at various local locations, and sign up in advance to volunteer for the hot Thanksgiving luncheon on November 18. Drop off frozen turkeys at various locations November 19. Find out more on their website at http://orangesfoodpantry.org/.


Center for Food Action

Location: 192 West Demarest Avenue, Englewood, NJ 07631

Phone: 201-569-1804

Between now and November 21, CFA will be collecting food and funds needed to help families celebrate Thanksgiving. Deliver food and supermarket giftcards– most needed food items include turkeys, canned vegatables, stuffing, and soups. Visit their website at http://cfanj.org/ for a full donation list.


Toni's Kitchen

Location: 73 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

Phone: 973-744-3631

Donate food items now that will go great for Thanksgiving meals. Needed items include canned goods; chicken; butter; paper towels and napkins; ground coffee; and more. Learn what else to donate and how to volunteer at http://tk.slechurch.org/.

For the month of November, Raymond's in Montclair is donating 25% of their soup sales to Toni's Kitchen to help fight hunger in the community.


Human Needs Food Pantry

Location: 9 Label Street, Montclair, NJ 07042

Phone: 973-746-4669

The Pantry will hold a November Weekend Donation Day on November 11 from 10am-12pm, requesting nonperishable Thanksgiving food. Stuffing mix, boxed mashed potatoes, canned gravy, cranberry sauce, pie crust mix, pie filling, etc. Please check expiration dates.

Donation drop-offs are welcome every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30am to noon. Visit their website at www.humanneedsfoodpantry.org/ to find out how to volunteer your time.



Location: 223 Ellison Street Paterson, NJ 07505

Phone: 973-742-5518

Start dropping off much needed food items that will go great for Thanksgiving dinner. Items include canned vegetables; canned fruits; dry beans; rice; canned meals; spices; frozen meals and vegetables; and more.

Go to their website at http://www.cumac.org/ to see what else to donate and to learn about volunteering.


Community FoodBank of New Jersey

The food bank's 2017 Turkey Drive features drop-sites all around New Jersey. Donating frozen turkeys or hams; canned soups; stews; canned fruits and vegetables; pasta; rice; grains; and other non-perishables. Can't make it to the drop off? Donate online!

The drop off takes place Saturday, November 18 and Suday, November 19 from 9am to 2pm. For a complete list of locations, see their list at http://www.cfbnj.org/turkey.


Interfaith Food Pantry

Location: 2 Executive Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 07950

Phone: 973-538-8049

The pantry's Thanksgiving Basket Program 2017 is accepting turkeys and other Thanksgiving food items now, to give families what they need to make a holiday meal. Needed items include turkey, turkey breasts, ham or large chicken; coffee or regular tea; stuffing; Parmalat or powdered milk; instant mashed potatoes; apple, cranberry or other 100% juice; turkey gravy; and much more!

Drop off hours for November are Monday – Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and Wednesday (November 8 and 15 only) until 7:45 pm. Learn more at http://mcifp.org/news/thanksgiving-basket-program-2017/.

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02 Nov 2017