Get the Assistance You Need

Raritan Food Pantry Offers the Following to Our Clients:

  • Non-perishable foods such as cereal, pasta, canned fruits and vegetables, soup, canned tuna, chicken, meat and more

  • Fresh produce (when available)

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

  • Limited selection of baby items such as diapers, formula, wipes, and baby food

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

Our store is now open for families to shop from our shelves.  For clients who may not be comfortable shopping inside the store, we are happy to take a list of items you need and will put together a bag to distribute to you at the door.

Raritan Food Pantry has been fortunate to receive a grant that will be used in part to purchase fresh items such as meat, chicken, and dairy products. Part of the requirements for the grant funding is completion by our clients of a one-time intake form.  Upon arrival to our store, one of our volunteers will assist you with completion of the form and may request documentation as required (such as income verification).  Intakes and documentation are kept confidential and secured.  

Pick Up Schedule:

Wednesdays
4pm - 7pm
**Effective 7/1/22 hours will be 2pm-4:30pm


Saturdays
10am - 1pm
**Effective 7/1/22 hours will be 9:30am-12pm

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Information Needed by Our Clients

Raritan Food Pantry is here to serve members of our community currently facing food insecurity. When you arrive at the pantry, please bring identification. Our Intake volunteer will ask for the following pieces of information:

  • Name

  • Address

  • Number of adults and number of children in your household

  • Whether you have been impacted by effects of the coronavirus pandemic (i.e. have you lost your job or are only able to work fewer hours because of the pandemic). Please note – this question is simply asked to help the pantry in applying for and using grant money to purchase more fresh products to offer our clients. Grant money must be utilized for very specific purposes, and we appreciate your cooperation.

  • Whether you have been to our pantry before. (Please note, we ask that clients visit us once per week. If you require assistance twice per week, please speak to our volunteers so that we can best determine how to assist you!)

  • As part of the requirements for the grant, we are also asking for income verification documentation - such as 2 recent paystubs. If no paystubs exist, other acceptable confirmation includes documents from SSI, Unemployment, pensions or other sources that confirm income.   ***Please note, documentation is not required for clients over the age of 62 or adults who have a disability.   This information is requested one time and will be kept on file so that you do not need to provide each week you visit.

 

***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

(Please leave a message, and a volunteer will return your call)

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