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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Voorhees NJ

Cultivate Church - First Fruits Food Pantry
Voorhees , NJ 08043
Details: Cultivate Church has been blessed to be able to open our doors to families and individuals who need assistance obtaining food and other basic necessities. Our purpose is to act as the hands and feet of Jesus by helping to meet one of the needs of our community. No matter if the need is long term or temporary, First Fruits exists in an effort to help ease the inconvenience, struggle, and pain of having to wrestle with the need for nourishment. Distribution Hours: 2nd & 4th Thursday 4:00pm-7:00pm
HOPE’s Food Pantry (Hope United Methodist Church)
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Details: Almost one million people in the Delaware Valley live in poverty and experience hunger every day, many of them children. HOPE Church currently helps 45 local families (that’s nearly 180 people) put some much-needed food on their tables each week. Many of these folks are struggling with unemployment or groceriesunderemployment. Some are senior citizens and others have challenging disabilities. All have need. Committed to the core values of treating all people visiting the pantry with dignity, courtesy and respect, HOPE’s Food Pantry volunteers meet and greet guests each week at the counter of the Soul Cafe located in the lobby of the church.A healthy portion of encouraging words and love are dispensed along with the groceries. Sometimes help is given by pointing an individual to other available resources and programs. Recently, a woman newly diagnosed with breast cancer was able to share her story with a volunteer who had experienced the same challenge. Many people believe that the problems associated with hunger are FoodPantryconfined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the county or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different. “Some guests tell us they feel a sense of shame,” a pantry volunteer said, “The truth of the matter is that this could happen to any one of us.” Distribution Hours: Every Wednesday 1:00pm - 2:30pm