Pop Up Pantry to help our Neigbors in Need
St. Bernard's Church Parish House parking lot,
88 Claremont Rd, Bernardsville
(parking lot entrance on Mine Mount Rd)
As of August 28 the Pantry will no longer being accepting donations
for non-perishable items.
ITEMS STILL NEEDED:
ShopRite Gift Cards ($25 denominations)
Diapers and wipes can be dropped in the totes outside of the Parish House. Gift Cards can be mailed or dropped in the church Mailbox.
Curbside produce and diaper pick up
Fridays between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m.
in the parking lot at St. Bernard’s Parish House.
Financial Donations still needed
Online - Financial donations are also greatly appreciated and can be made online (see link below). These are processed through the NJ District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod which is a 501(c)3.
By check - make payable to The Community Fund (also a (501(c)3) with "COVID19 Assistance" on the memo line.
Mail your check to St. Bernard's Church, 88 Claremont Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924 or drop in at the Parish Hall at the drop off times. All funds raised will go to this effort to help our neighbors.
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Food Pantry Update!
We thank the people, congregations, organizations, and businesses of the Somerset Hills for your generous support of the Pop-Up Food Pantry. Your nonperishable, monetary, and ShopRite gift card donations help keep our neighbors fed. We will continue to make good use of your financial donations to The Community Fund as we support our community during this ongoing crisis. Here is an update on the Food Pantry:
Non-perishable Food Collection finished.
August 27 will be our last collection day for nonperishable items. We continue to collect diapers and wipes in bins outside St. Bernard’s Parish House, 88 Claremont Road, Bernardsville. Size 4, 5, 6 diapers are especially needed - all sizes are welcome.,
Fresh Produce Distribution - Fridays, 9-11 am
In September and October, we will continue to distribute produce from St. Bernard’s on Friday mornings from 9 am to 11 am, along with diapers, wipes, and some key staples.
Family meals will continue, partnering with local restaurants: Nicolette/Morini, Plaza Tikal, Anthony’s Pizza & Catering, and The Claremont Tavern. We are extremely grateful for their willingness to partner with us and provide delicious dinners.
Thank you to our Congregational Partners!!
Many thanks to our congregational partners: Camino de Fe, Peapack Reformed Church, St. Bernard’s Episcopal Church, Somerset Hills Lutheran Church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (Basking Ridge), the Episcopal Church of St. John on the Mountain, St. James Roman Catholic Church, and the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge. The Food Bank Network of Somerset County has been essential to this effort, through providing nonperishable goods, food boxes, and milk.
Thank you to all our Volunteers!!
Thank to all of our Food Pantry volunteers: those who have picked up and delivered food, packed bags, distributed food, connected us to food sources, and supported this mission. This is a collaborative community effort. The Bernardsville Office of Emergency Management helped us get off the ground and connect with vital resources. Many thanks to OEM Coordinator/Police Chief Kevin Valentine and your OEM staff, CERT and OEM volunteers.