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West Side UMC Food Pantry
Hopatcong, NJ 07843
Details: The food pantry at West Side Methodist is open to the public Mon., & Thur. 9:30 to 12:30, and also on Wed. from 10 to 12 & 5 to 7. If you are in need of assistance, call our office at the church, 973-398-0846, or stop at the church to speak with someone. Dick Hodson oversees the operation of the Food Pantry. The food pantry cannot fund bills nor other financial needs. It can help by providing food. West Side does maintain a Thrift Shop in the small building adjacent to the church. The food distributed by the church includes a box of non-perishable food (banana box), usually a few baked items, and often small amounts of meat. In addition to the regular food distribution, major food distributions are made for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Work done in the food distribution, both the weekly food distribution and the major distributions, - obtaining the food and boxes, mailing, sorting and storing, everything else required for this ministry, - is performed by volunteers. The funding to do the work is supplied by the volunteers themselves. The Food Pantry has served the community since the early 1970's. It was started out of concern for the needs of many in the Hopatcong area. It has served the community continuously since then. If you want to serve the community by being a volunteer at the major food distributions, call the church at 973-398-0846.