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

We’ve had to make some changes due to COVID-19. 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 check our calendar for other pantry information.

How Can You Help?

Donate Food

The following are suggested items to donate by month. 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:  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, iced tea, lemonade, sunscreen.

June:  Juice boxes, iced tea mix, lemonade, 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, juice, iced tea, lemonade, canned ground coffee.

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

September:  Hygiene Month:  Laundry detergent, dish detergent, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc. Also, canned ground coffee.

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

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

December:  Ham, mustard, tea, canned ground coffee, 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 at Christmas

We were not able to collect toys in 2021. Instead of purchasing toys, we asked our giving community to purchase gift cards for those ages infant through teen. Gift cards were accepted from November 1st through December 15th and given to the parents/families of those we serve in our community. Some suggestions: 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, please call: 732-892-9254. We are not making deliveries at this time, but we are providing meals for pick-up.

Friendship Dinners

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

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