RANDOLPH, NJ- Due to the COVID-19 crisis and resulting lost jobs and wages, there is an unprecedented, increased need to help families in crisis.  The Randolph Food Pantry helps feed Randolph neighbors in crisis, providing valuable sustenance and nutrition. It is imperative as a community to keep this local resource stocked. 

A team of volunteers led by David Timpanaro, Joshua Weiner, and Jeanette Hernandez have organized a food drive for the Randolph Food Pantry. Collection bins for the drive are hosted at the homes of Meghan Lynch, Robert and Rachita Soni, Deep and Meeta Badlani, and Jeanette Hernandez at 366 Dover Chester Road, 6 Brookview Circle, 100 High Street, and 35 Peace Road, respectively. 

The drop-off bins will be left outside (front porch or garage) for food donations. Drop-off will generally be available between 9 am and 4 pm Monday-Friday (and weekend and later hours available at some homes as well). Collections are being dropped off twice weekly, each Monday and Friday afternoon, to the Randolph Food Pantry, which is located in the Randolph Community Center.

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The collection will continue for upcoming weeks as long as there is a need at the Randolph Food Pantry during the COVID-19 crisis.  

Items frequently requested include the following (non-perishable and unexpired items only):

  • Any kind of cereal and breakfast items

  • Canned fish and meats

  • Canned peas, green beans, kidney and wax beans

  • Peanut butter and jelly

  • Boxed mashed potatoes and canned potatoes

  • Canned fruit and apple sauce

  • Powdered milk

  • Gift cards to a Randolph-located grocery store

The volunteer team is working closely with and appreciative of Township personnel, particularly Russ Newman, the Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services who runs the Randolph Food Pantry, as well as Steve Mountain, Randolph Township Manager, in ensuring coordinated and safe drop-off of collection items.  

For further information about the Randolph Food Pantry, please visit http://www.randolphnj.org/parks_and_recreation/food_pantry.