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St. Gregory's Pantry
804 Bay Avenue,
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Telephone No. 732 892 8105
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
(732) 892 8105
ECUMENICAL EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY
The Pantry is an emergency food pantry
operating year-round providing food to families in need
in the greater Pt. Pleasant area. Over twenty years ago
the Pantry began as a non-profit, totally volunteer organization.
Twelve area churches are involved. The generosity of individuals,
churches, businesses, schools, clubs and various service
organizations in the community make us a reality. Anyone
who has the time and desire to help is welcome. You can
contact us at the number listed below.
Are there people in need in this
St. Gregory’s Pantry gives temporary
aid (a 4 day supply of food and personal items) to approximately
1200 individuals annually. In addition, during the holidays
we help about 200 - 250 local families. The elderly, young
single mothers, persons with illness or disability and
low-income working families represent most of our clientele.
What do volunteers do at the Pantry?
The large volume of food passing through
our doorway necessitates constant sorting and re-stocking.
Food is packaged daily for clients with referrals. Referrals
are obtained from the County Welfare Agency, area churches
and local schools and hospitals. Food is given out according
to the size of a family while meeting basic nutritional
guidelines. Our area youth provide us with invaluable
help during the holidays and throughout the year. The
Pantry is most grateful for all the support this community
has given us.
There are 3 Major Distribution Events:
Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Over 200 families
participate in our client shopping, a popular method of
food distribution during the holidays.
March & April
"Gathering of Easter Baskets"
At the Easter Food Distribution, baskets filled with candy,
toys and/or books are collected for each child on our
We have been able to give an individual Easter basket
to each child under 12.
"Toys for Infants through Teens"
Our Christmas Food Distribution, along with stocking
stuffers, we provide 2 or 3 toys per child.
In early December we begin our search for toys.
Companionship and a warm meal are provided on
one Sunday of each month, year round.
Location: The Harvey Memorial United
corner of Route 88 & Arnold Avenue Pt. Pleasant
Transportation is provided if needed.
To make a reservation call : (732) 892 8105
Time: 4:00 pm
Holiday Friendship Meals
"Thanksgiving Day Feast"
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This meal is prepared by the Pt. Pleasant Beach
Elks Lodge at 820 Arnold Avenue.
"Christmas Day Open House"
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Pt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church on Bay &
Forman Avenues is the location for our Open House.
Food, entertainment, toys and small gifts are provided.
"New Year’s Day Open
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This event of food and fellowship is held at
Sacred Heart Church, Main Avenue, Bay Head.
The participating churches are:
Bay Head Chapel
Good Shepherd Lutheran
Sacred Heart Roman
by the Sea
St. Denis Roman
St. Gregory’s Food Pantry does not
Please bring all clothing donations to Harvey Memorial
United Methodist Church.
ALL monies donated are used to purchase
additional food, fresh produce,
milk, meat and other basic necessities for our clients.
Ways you can financially assist St. Gregory’s
St. Gregory's is a registered 501C3 Organization
1. Make a donation in honor of or in memory
of a loved one.
2. Include St. Gregory’s Pantry of St. Mary’s
by the Sea in your will.
3. Make an annual tax deductible (charitable) contribution.
St. Gregory’s Pantry of
Saint Mary’s by the Sea
804 Bay Ave.
Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
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