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 Ave. 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 Ave.).
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.
It seems like we just finished with the holiday season, but St. Gregory’s Pantry is getting ready to help our families and neighbors in need for the Easter holiday. In a continuing effort to keep our families and our volunteers safe, we will not be collecting Easter Baskets this year; but, rest assured our families and neighbors will receive everything they need for their children’s Easter Baskets.
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.
How Can You Help?
The following are suggested items to donate by month. Currently, there is a greater need, and many children are attending school remotely. 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
May: Jello and pudding cups, cereal*, peanut butter* & jelly*
June: Juice boxes, iced tea, water, children’s snack packs
July: Condiments: mayo, catsup, relish, mustard, salad dressing
August: School Supplies: backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils, binders, etc.
September: Canned fruits, soups, crackers
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.
December: Ham, mustard, coffee, tea, cocoa.
- 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 (charitable) 501c3 contribution.
- Send a personal check.
- Gift cards are always welcome (Stop & Shop, ShopRite, CVS, Walgreens, Target)
Please send checks made out to: Saint Gregory’s Pantry and 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
We are sorry, but we are not able to collect toys this year (2020). Instead of purchasing toys, please consider purchasing gift cards for children and teens. Gift cards will be accepted from November 2nd through December 18th 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 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.
At this time, the Friendship Dinners have been postponed until further notice.