Our pantry could not operate without the help of community volunteers. Due to an overwhelming volunteer response, we will be scheduling our volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for us, please email Director@jacksonfoodpantry.com with your name and contact information as well as your availability to help.
Community volunteers (aged 14 and older) are utilized to stock the pantry, bag food for clients, and conduct food drives. Volunteers under the age of 14 are not permitted to work directly in the Jackson Food Pantry, but are asked instead to hold a food drive for us with parental consent.
Sorting and stocking is on an ongoing basis. The second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 9am – 11am are set aside for community volunteers to sort and stock items. Donations are also accepted during these hours.
Volunteers should email Director@JacksonFoodPantry.com on the Saturday prior with their availability. An email reply will confirm.
Anyone wishing to run a Food Drive during the year please contact the Pantry at (732) 833- 6800 or email Director@JacksonFoodPantry.com There are certain times of the year when we are in need of specific items. Contacting the pantry prior to starting your food drive will help us get what we need most. It will also ensure that we will have volunteers available to sort and stock your food drive items.
We are sorry but we CANNOT accept donations of clothing or household items - or any other non-food item at this time. There are many other organizations who will gratefully accept these items. We have no room for these things at the pantry and they will be discarded.
Please also do not leave food outside the pantry door. If you have food donations, please call or email the pantry and we will make arrangements with you to accept the items, or drop them off on a day and time that volunteers are at the pantry.
Community Service Projects
Those interested in working on a Community Service Project in partnership with the Jackson Food Pantry is asked to contact the Jackson Food Pantry Director. The Jackson Food Pantry has benefited from these projects as service hours for Confirmation, High School, Scout Troops, Clubs, etc. Interested individuals should call the Food Pantry Director at (732) 833-6800 or email Director@Jacksonfoodpantry.com. Interested individuals should leave a brief message with name, phone number, and other contact information. We will return your call or email soon.