Tiffany Hamilton, a deacon at the Frenchtown Presbyterian Church wrote in the spring of 2020, ” FPC has had for many, many years an active food pantry. We normally serve from 10-30 families weekly. Deacons and church volunteers shop for the pantry. We have a wonderful church member who organizes the pantry and oversees the shopping needs.
However, in the past month, the COVID pandemic has deepened the need for pantry support. More of our local community are not currently working and in need of food assistance. Our lead deacon, has set up a system to meet this growing need, Food support bags are prepared by church volunteers, deacons, and elders. Community members in need of food support, can respond to an email, alerting us to their preference to pick up or have a bag dropped off (at their home). This new system of food support has been happening for a few weeks now. I am in awe at the strength and passion, shown by our church members and volunteers, During a fearful time, people are working together to meet the needs of those around us in a beautiful, generous, and nurturing way. ”
Presbyterian Women of the New Brunswick Presbytery have been delighted to support the Food Pantry at Frenchtown Presbyterian Church. We hope others will also support their efforts by contacting Deb Hill at 908-507-8803 or sending donations to Frenchtown Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 114, Frenchtown, NJ 08825.