Where to Donate for Thanksgiving 2018

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 families 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: 973-856-4000

Take part in ThankServing 2018; 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 17. Drop off frozen turkeys at various locations November 19. Find out more on their website at https://www.orangesfoodpantry.org/thankserving.


Center for Food Action

Location: 192 West Demarest Avenue, Englewood, NJ 07631

Phone: 201-569-1804

Help CFA put Thanksgiving dinner on the table for 3,000 local families! Make a monetary donation online, over the phone, or through the mail. Their most needed Thanksgiving food items include supermarket gift cards, frozen turkeys, soups, canned vegetables and yams, gravy, instant potatoes, stuffing, and baking mix. Visit their website at http://cfanj.org/ for a full donation list.


Toni's Kitchen

Location: 73 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

Phone: 973 932-0768

Donate food items now that will go great for Thanksgiving meals. Needed items include fresh produce; paper towels; ground coffee; small bags of rice; and more. Learn what else to donate and how to volunteer at http://tk.slechurch.org/.


Human Needs Food Pantry

Location: 9 Label Street, Montclair, NJ 07042

Phone: 973-746-4669

Donating Thanksgiving food items including turkeys, canned vegetables (corn, green beans, etc), canned sweet potatoes, packaged gravy (no glass jars please), stuffing, canned fruit, etc. Anything you would put on your table for the holiday would be appreciated!

They would like to have all holiday food donations by Saturday, November 17 if possible. Drop off any Tuesday or Thursday between 8:30 am and noon. They will be open extra days and hours to accept donations as follows: Friday, 11/16, 8am until 1:30 pm; Saturday, 11/17, 8am until 1:30pm; and Sunday, 11/18, 8:30am until 3pm.

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 Turkey Drive 2018 features drop-sites all around New Jersey. Donating frozen turkeys or hams; gravy, cranberry sauce, and stuffing; canned vegetables; fruits; and more! Can't make it to the drop off? Donate online!

The drop off takes place Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, with most location open 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 2018 help neighbors in need! They are now accepting turkeys and other Thanksgiving food items now, to give families what they need to make a holiday meal. Needed items include turkey, large chickens and ham; canned pumpkin; stuffing; Parmalat or powdered milk; instant mashed potatoes; apple, cranberry or other 100% juice; turkey gravy; soups; and much more!

Drop off hours for November are Mon.–Thurs. from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and Fridays by prior arrangement. Learn more at http://mcifp.org/news/thanksgiving-2018/.


MEND (Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity)

Location: The Pingry School (Lower School Campus) and Kings Food Market in Short Hills

MEND will hold a Thanksgiving edition of their "Stuff the Bean" fundraiser. Drop off frozen turkeys to donate at two locations on Wednesday, November 14th. They will be collecting donated frozen turkeys from The Pingry School (Lower School Campus) and Kings Food Market in Short Hills, and then distributing them to their food pantry managers. Learn more about MEND at https://mendnj.org/.


SuzyQue's BBQ & Bar

Location: 34 South Valley Rd, West Orange, NJ 07052

Help bag hunger at SuzyQue's BBQ & Bar! Join their Thanksgiving Food Drive by donating a shopping bag of non-perishable food items from now through November 17. Bring your bag and receive one Knob Creek drink ticket and a gift item.

When you stop in on November 17, participate in a gift basket raffle and face painting for the kids.

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08 Nov 2018