The First Presbyterian Church of
Metuchen, located at 270 Woodbridge Ave, operates a food pantry that provides
non-perishable food items to families once a month in the Metuchen/Edison
community. On an average at least 10 families a week are referred here from
social services regarding their need for food assistance.
The need for
assistance continues to increase during these economic times so the church's food
pantry is running low. Here is a list of food that is needed on a continual
basis for the food pantry--if you would like, please think about donating these
€ Parmalat Milk (goes the
€ Juice (plastic bottles/canned)
€ Peanut Butter (smooth
or chunky -- i.e., Jiff, Skippy, etc) € Jelly (strawberry, grape,
etc) € Pancake Mix (mix with water - i.e., Aunt Jemima) € Maple Syrup (i.e.,
Log Cabin, Mrs. Butterworth) € Cold Cereal (any kind) € Hot Cereal (Instant
Oatmeal, Farina, Cream of Wheat) € Macaroni & Cheese (Kraft, any brand) €
Soup (i.e., Progresso, Campbell Chucky, Healthy Choice) € Spaghetti Sauce (canned
or plastic) € Fruits & Vegetables & Beans (canned or plastic) € Canned
Meats (tuna, turkey, chicken, ham, spam, etc.) € Canned Pasta (spaghetti O¹s,
ravioli, etc) € Canned Meals (stews, chili, etc) € Pasta (spaghetti, macaroni,
couscous, etc) € Rice or Mashed Potato Mix € Crackers € Granola Bars/Pop Tarts
Coffee, Tea Bags, Hot Chocolate.
All food donations are accepted at the church office in the Social Center during regular business hours.