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St. Gregory's Pantry is Open and Serving Our Community

We have had to make some changes, due to COVID-19. Please see below:

For everyone’s safety, we are open for curbside pickup and deliveries only. The food drop-off area during our Monday – Friday, 10am – 12pm hours, is on the Atlantic Avenue side of St. Mary’s by-the-Sea, lower level. If you would like to drop off non-perishable items at any other time, they may be placed in the box by the parking lot door (off Bay Avenue).

There are no indoor pickups or drop-offs at this time. All volunteers will be wearing masks during pickups and deliveries and will do their best to maintain social distancing.

We are so happy to serve our community and we hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy.

Please continue to check our calendar and website for additional details.

Thanksgiving Distribution

Our Thanksgiving Distribution will be held Monday, November 15th through Friday, November 19th from 10am – 2pm.  We will be scheduling pick-ups and deliveries only (no indoor shopping for our clients this year).

Volunteers: if you would like to volunteer to help make deliveries, please call St. Gregory’s Pantry at: 732-892-8105. We request that you be fully vaccinated.

How Can You Help?

Donate Food

The following are suggested items to donate by month. Currently, there is a greater need in our community. St. Gregory’s Pantry gladly accepts any unexpired food items, personal care items and cleaning items at any time of year (we cannot accept clothing). Donations may be dropped off Monday – Friday, 10am – 12pm at the door on the Atlantic Avenue side of St. Mary’s by-the-Sea, lower level. (Please check our calendar for days we are closed.) Thank you! 

January: Soups, crackers, tunafish*, cleaning products

February:  PERSONAL PRODUCTS:  shampoo, toothpaste, soap, toothbrushes, etc.  Also Needed: PAPER TOWELS and SNACKS FOR KIDS

March:  We are collecting items for our Easter Distribution which takes place the week of March 22nd. Some ideas: Easter Egg Dye, Canned Fruit, Catsup, Mustard, Dinner Napkins, Ground Coffee

April: Spring Cleaning Month: paper towels, laundry detergent, dish detergent, etc. Also, ground coffee and any non-perishable food

May:  Jello and pudding cups, cereal*, peanut butter* & jelly*, cookies, crackers, fruit snacks, snack-sized applesauce, juice, sunscreen

June:  Juice boxes, iced tea mix, water, children’s snack packs, sunscreen, deodorant, shampoo, laundry detergent

July:  Condiments: mayo, catsup, relish, mustard, salad dressing, fun summer snacks for kids, laundry detergent, dish detergent, paper towels

August:  School Supplies: backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils, paper, binders, etc.
Also Needed: laundry detergent and dish detergent

September:  Hygiene Month:  Laundry detergent, dish detergent, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.

October:  Cereal*, extra snacks, cookies, puddings, applesauce, canned vegetables, peanut butter* and jelly*, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, toilet paper and paper towels

November:  Stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, canned yams, salad dressing, mayo, ground coffee, canned vegetables, cleaning supplies and paper towels.

December:  Ham, mustard, coffee, tea, cocoa.

*Always needed.

Donate Money

  • You may make a donation in honor of or in memory of a loved one.
  • Include St. Gregory’s Pantry in your will.
  • Make an annual, tax-deductible contribution. We are a 501c3 charitable organization.
  • Send a personal check.
  • Gift cards are always welcome (Stop & Shop, ShopRite, CVS, Walgreens, Target)

Please make checks out to: Saint Gregory’s Pantry
Mail to:
804 Bay Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Kindly include your full name and address, as we send a written acknowledgement for all donations of $20.00 and over.

We accept corporate matching.

Run a Food Drive

Please contact St. Gregory’s Pantry at 732-892-8105 and a Pantry Director will return your call.

Donate GIFT CARDS for Children this Christmas

We are sorry, but we are not able to collect toys this year (2021). Instead of purchasing toys, please consider purchasing gift cards for children ages infant through teens. Gift cards will be accepted from November 1st through December 15th and given to the parents/families of those we serve in our community. This will enable them to purchase gifts for their children. Some suggestions are: Amazon, Target, Walmart, McDonalds, Wendy’s and local businesses in Point Pleasant and Point Pleasant Beach.

Mary's Table

Mary’s Table is a feeding ministry of Saint Mary’s by the Sea Episcopal Church. Due to COVID-19, we are no longer able to serve our community inside. If you would like a free meal delivered, please call: 732-892-9254.

Friendship Dinners

At this time, the Friendship Dinners have been postponed until further notice.

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