Demand is up. During the coronavirus event, Sparta Kiwanis members are no longer able to continue monthly collections at Stop & Shop, which yielded more than 15 full baskets of food and more than $500 on a weekend collection.
Most needed are pasta & sauce, PB&J, mac& cheese, canned soup, canned tuna or chicken, meal-in-a-can (beef stew, ravioli, SpaghettiOs, beefaroni, etc), cereal, coffee/tea, canned veggies and fruit, kid-friendly snacks, including pudding and jello. The pantry can also use feminine hygiene products, shampoo & conditioner, diapers and pet food (smaller bags). If you come across toilet paper, hand sanitizer or disinfectant wipes and can part with them, please do.
Please note: Also welcome are cash donations made out to the Sparta Ecumenical Food pantry - this enables the food pantry too, in most cases, buy food items at discounted prices.
Remember that many of the Pantry families have kids who are now at home all day, so consider including kid-friendly snacks and cereals and individually wrapped Easter candies!
Drop off at Sparta Presbyterian Church 32 Main St, Sparta, NJ 07871 during Pantry hours or at any other time.
- Weds. 9- 3
- Thurs. 9 - 12
- Fri 9 - 1
Thanks in advance,
Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry President, Board Members, Sparta Ecumenical Churches and Friends
Editor's note: Please see this article on the same topic. Sparta High School Students Raise Money to Support Food Pantry