Oaklyn Community Food Pantry
If you have food to drop off, there is a wooden bin outside the office doors you can leave items in. Please don't leave more then what the bin will hold. If the lid doesn't close, please don't leave the items. If you have a larger donation, please call to make arrangements with a volunteer to bring the food directly into the building.
The food pantry is 100% volunteers.
856.895.8801 (Leave a message with a call back number)
Our Food Pantry is operated 100% by volunteers. Since 2009 the Food Pantry has grown from a small closet into a 4 room operation. In 2020 the pantry moved to a new location in the church that is handicap accessible and allows our clients to come inside and have a seat while they wait for their turn to receive food, instead of lining up outside. We have also partnered with Collingswood Farmers Market so that the Saturday before our distribution, people who shop at the market can purchase fresh fruits and veggies for our pantry and leave them at our table at the market for us to distribute that week.
Each month we give out approximately 100 bags of food to those in the surrounding boroughs. Each participant receives two bags of non-perishable food per month. We distribute the third Monday of each month and the next Tuesday.
If you are interested in donating to the Food Pantry or would like information about signing up to receive food, please contact the Food Pantry phone number at 856.895.8801 (leave a message and it will be returned within 48 hours).
Items that we collect are (but not limited to): Mac & Cheese, PB&J, canned veggies, canned fruit, evaporated milk, cereal, soup, canned tuna/chicken, pasta, spaghetti sauce, canned potatoes, rice, pasta sides, stuffing, or basically anything that is unopened and non-perishable. We do accept other items that we refer to "table top items"such as: salad dressing, ketchup, granola bars, toilet paper, cookies, jello, coffee, sugar, spices, basically any item in your pantry that is non-perishable, unopened and not expired. If you have sample sizes of unopened formula, baby food, opened packages of diapers, personal hygiene items (even hotel samples or travel size) we can use those too.
If you are unsure if the Food Pantry can use it, just ask! At this time, due to space limitations, the Food Pantry cannot accept donations of clothing or household items. Due to recalls, we cannot accept baby gear.
In 2018, the food pantry gave bags out 522 units of food.The breakdown is as follows:
Breakfast bags given out-528
Dinner bags given out -528
Holiday bags given out-141
Produce bags given out-289
A total of 2,738 pounds of fresh produce has been donated and given out during pantry distribution.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 856.895.8801 (Leave a message with your phone number repeated twice) thank you!