SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on food pantries throughout the county.  In addition to a larger than usual need, many of the volunteers are older and not coming out as much as usual. 

As of April 1,some have changed hours, some require clients call ahead or make an appointment and others have closed.

Andover Presbyterian Church: (Andover) (973)786-5094- Next Food pantry pick up April 5 noon to 2 p.m., Drive up service of pre-packed bags only.

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Bodhi Monastery: (Lafayette) (973) 940-0711 – Open only Friday 9 to 10:15 a.m.. Strongly asks to bring own bags.

Branchville United Methodist Church: (Branchville) (973)948-3749 – Call in advance

Catholic Family and Community Food Pantry: Will be open Monday-Wednesday-Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2. We are handing our bags of food to clients.

Church of the Good Shepard: (Wantage) (973) 875-0919 – Porch pick up only. Tues, Thurs 9:30 to11:30 a.m. Call ahead on Tues or Thursday 9 a.m. to noon

DASI: Food Pantry (973) 579-2386 - Normal operations for DASI clients only. Call to make an appointment

Department of Agriculture: (609)292-8896 - working remotely

Division of Family Development: (609)588-2000

First Baptist church of Newton: (Newton) (973)383-9757- Church is closed until further notice but if having trouble finding food, do reach out and call.

First Presbyterian Church (Branchville): (973)948-3495 - Mon, Wed, Thurs 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. Call once you arrive. Give name and phone number and a bag will be ran out to you.

First Presbyterian Church of Franklin: (973)827-6444 - Saturday Lunch Program canceled

First Presbyterian Church (Stanhope): (973)347-5142 – Closed until April 6 for services. Call for more information

Food Bank (NORWESCAP): (908) 454-1078 - Normal operations. Call ahead to make an appointment.

Glenwood Baptist Church (Vernon): They don’t do food pantries anymore

Good Shepard Parish Food Pantry (Andover): (973)786-6631 - Every Thurs 10 a.m. to noon. Call ahead

Grace’s Food Pantry: (Franklin) (862)26-9126 – Closed.

Harvest Home Food Company: (Hamburg) (973)827-4076 – Closed

Harvest House Lunch Program: (Sussex) (973)875-6445 – Free meal served M-F @11:30 a.m. operating as normal.

Holy Counselor Lutheran Church: (Vernon) (973)827-5251 – Open Mon. Thurs, Fri a.m. to noon call ahead and they will put a bag out for pick up.

Hopatcong Westside Methodist: (Hopatcong) (973)398-0846 - Mon, Thurs 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wed 10 a.m. to noon, 5 to 7 p.m.

Lafayette Federated Church “The Well”: (Lafayette) (973)383-4461 – Open Thurs 10 a.m. to noon, drive up service of prepacked bags only. Call in advance.

Manna House: (Newton) (973)579-6517 – Must walk in one at a time and will receive a hot boxed lunch then leave. From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meals On Wheels: Meals on Wheels is available to Sussex County seniors, 60+ who meet the clinical eligibility criteria. This would be individuals who are home bound, without support, who need assistance with meals. The program can provide up to one meal a day that meets 1/3 the daily nutrition for a Senior. Due to the current COVID-19 situation these meals could be frozen or shelf stable. To be screened for these services people can call Senior Services at 973-579- 0555.

Newton School System: (Newton) – Free and reduced meals available to Newton public school system students except for week of April 13 (spring break). Please contact school directly for more information.

NORWESCAP Pathways 2 Prosperity: (Newton) (973)862-6680 - Food distribution every Tuesday: both curbside pickup and curbside home delivery offered. Please call for more information.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel: (Swartswood) (973)383-3566 – Call ahead. Available by appointment only.

Pass It Along: (Sparta) (973)726-9777 – Contact if in need of toiletry kits or bags for children containing coloring books, blankets, pillow case. Etc

Project Self Sufficiency (Newton): 973-940-3500 – Beginning 3/30/20, the food pantry will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.., please call ahead for intake.

Redeemer Lutheran Church (Newton): (973)383-3945 - Normal operations Mon-Thurs 12:30 p.m.

Samaritan Inn: (Stillwater) (973)940-8872 – Open Mon, Wed, Fri 2 to 4 p.m.. Ask that you call ahead, food bags will be placed outside for social distancing.

SCARC Harvest Home Foods (Ogdensburg & Hampton)- closed until further notice

Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry: (Sparta) call (862)266-0563 or text (201)306-6148 – Open Wed 9am-3pm, Fri 9am-1pm. Operating as normal. People are to come to door and bag of groceries will be given. No schedule needed. Bring form of ID.

Sparta United Methodist Church: (Sparta) (973)729-7773 – Closed for the time being. Check for updates

St Francis De Sales Parish (Vernon): (973)827-3248 - Call ahead to make an appointment. Wed, Thurs a.m. to noon for food pick up

St. Joseph’s Church: (Newton) – Closed until further notice.

Stanhope United Methodist Church (Netcong): (973)347-0247 - Mon-Fri a.m. to noon

Sussex County Division of Social Services (Newton): (973)383-3600 – We are distributing emergency food from the pantry via the garage entrance. Press the intercom button to ring the agency. You will be asked what’s needed and bag will be brought to the door. Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sussex Help Center Food Pantry: (973)702-1922 - Call for more info

United Methodist Church (Stockholm): (973)697-6202 – Call for appointment

United Methodist Church (Vernon): (973)764-3188 – Call for appointment Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to noon.

Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church (Fredon): (973)383-5364 – Call to schedule pickup Mon 9 a.m. to noon