Welcome

Our current enrollment is approximately 300 food-insecure individuals and families. Although some do not participate every month, our volunteers can always be found preparing food packages for many families in a single day. The churches, of the Manasquan Ministerium, are located in Manasquan, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, Brielle, and Sea Girt; however the pantry receives clients from many other Jersey Shore towns. As of the 2008 census, in just the food-bank-volunteerfive towns already noted, there were 144 families living in poverty and 946 individuals living in poverty. The majority of our clients reside in Monmouth County. Below is a list of the Pantry’s current needs:

  • Coffee (Ground)
  • Juice (Regular Size, Not Boxes)
  • Crackers
  • Bar Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toilet Paper

Contributing Churches

The Church in Brielle ♦ First Baptist Church ♦ Manasquan Presbyterian Church
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church ♦  Hope Community Church
Life Chapel Assembly of God ♦ Manasquan Friends Quaker Meeting
United Methodist ChurchSt. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
St. Catharine Church-St.Margaret ♦ St. Mark’s Catholic Church
St. Uriel’s Episcopal Church ♦ St. Denis Roman Catholic Church
Shiloh Baptist Church

Manasquan Food Pantry ♦ 16 Virginia Avenue ♦ Manasquan, NJ 08736
(732) 223-0898

6 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Jennifer – thank you so much for your interest in the Manasquan Food Pantry!
    Yes we accept non perishable foods as long as they are not expired. We do not have a lot of restrictions, but here are some things that we regularly give out in bags for our clients:
    Pancakes/syrup
    Cereal
    Canned Fruit
    Canned Veggies
    Juice/Coffee/tea
    Soup
    Canned meats – tuna, chicken, salmon
    Rice/pasta and sauce
    mac-n-cheese
    Mashed potatoes/stuffing/gravy
    Snacks

    Hope this helps!

    Thanks & Best Regards,
    The Manasquan Food Pantry
    732-223-0898

  2. Thanks so much for your interest in the Manasquan Food Pantry. We are always looking for good volunteers! We schedule about 1-2 months ahead for volunteers and usually have them come in once a month for the 3 hour time period that we are open (M/Tu 10a-1pm, Th/F 1-4pm). If this is something you are interested in, please email us directly with your phone number and I will have the scheduling coordinator get in touch. squanfoodpantry@gmail.com

    Thanks so much for thinking of us!

    Best Regards,
    The Manasquan Food Pantry

    • Thanks for getting in touch Joanne! Yes, all donations can be dropped off directly to the pantry during our hours (M/T 10am-1pm, Th/F 1-4pm) or in the baskets on the way down stairs in the church when we are not open. Please feel free to call of email if you have need further information. 732-223-0898 or squanfoodpantry@gmail.com.

  3. Not a reply but a question. I have not been in a while because I became homeless due to an abusive marriage, and no car to get there. I am now in a better place. I am starting over after 3yrs getting my apt set up, I am unable to buy food. Am I still on your list. please contact me.
    Thank you,

    • Hi – It sounds like you have been through a lot and we would love to help. I am sure we can get you started again with us for month food orders. Please contact the pantry to get set up again 732-223-0898 and place an order.

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