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Food Pantry at Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Details: We are pleased to announce that the Food Pantry at the Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green will now be open the fourth Saturday of every month from 10 am to 12 noon. Thanks go to our additional volunteers who make these new hours possible. The Food Pantry has been providing food on an emergency basis to families in Bloomfield and surrounding communities in Essex County. We currently serve an average of 50-60 families per month, which ranges between 75 and 165 individuals. A referral is required - please see below for our operating procedures. The Food Pantry is located on the church premises at 147 Broad Street, Bloomfield, and is open 9:30 am to 11:00 am every Wednesday and Friday, and 10 am to 12 noon on the fourth Saturday of the month. In November 2006, The Woman's Fellowship of The Bloomfield Presbyterian Church On The Green dedicated a plaque in memory of Jeannette Brien, the Founder and Director of the pantry for over 25 years. This plaque is currently in place above the door leading into the pantry. The current director is Bruce Turnbull. For more information, please call the Church Office at 973-743-1796 during office hours, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Donations of non-perishable food are welcome and may be dropped off at the Church Office during office hours. We also accept monetary donations by making the check out to BPCOG (Bloomfield Presbyterian Church On The Green) and note for the Food Pantry, and mail to the Church address. Our food pantry is a member of the M.E.N.D. network (Meeting Emergency Needs with Dignity), serving the hungry of Essex County, since Nov. 1978, and as of March 2011, qualified to "partner" with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.