New Jersey Food Banks >> Middletown Food Assistance

Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Middletown NJ

Barn for the Poorest of the Poor
Middletown, NJ 07748
Details: The purpose of “The Barn for the Poorest of the Poor” is to collect and deliver a surplus of food from supermarkets/bakeries, etc. to soup kitchens in Harlem, the Bronx, Manhattan, Newark, Plainfield, the Contemplative Sisters in the Bronx and to unwed mothers in Brooklyn run by Missionaries of Charity (Mother Teresa’s order). Food is also distributed to local areas of need such as Lunch Break and the Salvation Army in Red Bank, the Missionaries of Charity at Asbury Park, Project Paul and St. Mark’s Soup Kitchen in Keansburg, the 2nd Baptist Church in Long Branch, and Broken Loaves in Matawan. Food is also given to the Franciscans of the Renewal in the South Bronx and Newark to feed the poor. “The Barn For The Poorest Of The Poor”, incorporated in 1992 and qualifying as a tax-exempt organization under section 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) of the Internal Revenue Code in 1993, started in 1981 when Barney Welch began by taking scraps of food from dumpsters and delivering these to Mother Teresa’s nuns in the South Bronx. Barney was disabled by a very serious auto accident in January,1992 and “The Barn” was incorporated to continue his work. Today, there are over 150 unpaid volunteers (no one is paid) who move more than 8 tons of food per week to feed the poor.
Calico Cat Pantry
Middletown, NJ 07748
Details: The Calico Cat Cupboard and Pantry offers food, clothing and household items, free of charge, to individuals and families referred by agencies and shelter programs. Schedule: Wednesday 9:30AM - 2:30PM