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Get the Assistance You Need

Raritan Food Pantry Offers the Following to Our Neighbors in Somerset County:

Regularly offered items:

  • Non-perishable foods such as cereal, pasta, canned fruits and vegetables, soup, canned protein (tuna or chicken) and more.

Items offered when available: 

Depending on current donation levels, inventory of these items may fluctuate week to week and/or month to month.

  • Fresh produce such as potatoes, onions, tomatoes 

  • Perishable items such as milk, dairy, eggs  

Non-food items when available:

When in stock, these are available as a rotating "monthly special."

  • Toiletry items such as toothbrushes, tooth paste, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, etc. 

***Please note all products are subject to availability***

RFP is an approved Partner Agency with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ).   Upon your first visit to our location, our friendly volunteers will help create a record of you in our database and you'll be able to shop the same day.   

Intakes/neighbor information is kept confidential and secured. 

 

*Please note, from time to time, additional documentation may be needed if required by grants that may be secured by the pantry. We will make every effort to streamline these when possible and will continue to help you with completing.

Pick Up Schedule:

Neighbors may shop one time per week (you may rotate Wednesdays and Saturdays to fit your schedule, but they must be on separate calendar weeks). 

Wednesdays
4:30pm-7pm

Saturdays
9:30am-12pm
*We are a walk-in facility. 
No appointment or advanced notice is needed.

Raritan Food Pantry, Food Bank in Somerset County NJ

Information Needed by Our Clients

Raritan Food Pantry currently utilizes a digital based intake system, and beginning in May 2024 is excited to offer key tags w/ barcodes to make checking in to your weekly visit even faster!  

 

Your first time to the pantry, you will be greeted by our Lead Volunteer who will help get you registered in our database.  The information that we ask for can be found on the intake form (link below). You are welcome to print it out and use it to expedite registry if you like - but it is not required to bring in with you, we're happy to help walk you through it. 

*Helpful hint - our pantry tends to be the most busy during the first hour of each shift.  If you have flexibility, we recommend new clients come towards the second half of shift when it is a little quieter and might not feel so overwhelming as a newcomer.

 As noted in the forms, the key information you will be asked to provide when visiting for the first time is:   

  • Name

  • Address 

  • Number of seniors (over 64), adults (18-64) and number of children in your household

  • Which of a list of qualifiers pertain to you (i.e. do you also receive assistance from TANF, SNAPS, SSI, WIC, Medicaid, or general Low Income - below the poverty line).

  • Optional data: email address (would only be used to send out blast announcements such as an extra opening day because of excess product or a closure due to severe weather)

  • Acknowledgement/confirmation of the information in our database will be completed once per year.

***Intake questions may be adjusted over time to meet the needs of grant providers. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to talk to us. We are here to help!***

Contact Information

raritanfoodpantry@gmail.com 908-824-5003*

*This number is a digital/Google Voicemail only.  All calls will be routed to voicemail where you can leave us a message. A volunteer will reach back out to those needing assistance within 24-48 hours)

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