Monica A. Smith
Bloomingdale Free Public Library
Free of charge
Please call the library for available classes on Wednesdays.
New Hope Community Ministries
New Hope Community Ministries is a faith-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) community development corporation dedicated to working with low-income residents of Haledon and Prospect Park, NJ.
Food and goods are provided both by the state of New Jersey and private donors. Prospective participants are interviewed, fill out an application and provide evidence that they are eligible for assistance. If the criteria are met, a participant is given an appointment time for a monthly visit to New Hope’s food pantry.
Oasis: A Haven for Women & Children
Oasis currently serves those fighting poverty by meeting numerous basic needs:
Daily breakfast and lunch
Food bags from our pantry
Clothing on an emergency basis
Diapers/other baby needs
During the holidays, Oasis also hosts special meals and distributes food and gift items donated from private sources. In 2014, close to 1,000 Thanksgiving meals were served while over 1,200 turkeys and 350 food bags were distributed. Just before Christmas, over 600 meals were served and over 5,000 toys were distributed by Oasis to our adult education students and the greater community.
Madison Avenue Crossroads
Groceries provided (3 meals per day for 3 days per person)
One visit per month per family with children and seniors aged 62 and up
Need determination by referral or MACCM evaluation
OPEN Mon & Wed (10am-noon) at 498 Madison Avenue *CLOSED 1st week of each month *OPEN for emergencies
Phone: 973.278.5627 Ext. 10
St. Peter's Haven
Transitional Family Shelter
St. Peter’s Haven provides short term housing for homeless and at risk families.
Our food pantry provides supplemental food to those in our community experiencing hunger. Currently, we serve over 1000 persons each month.
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9AM - 12 Noon
Father English Emergency Food Coalition
The Father English Emergency Food Pantry is located at 435 Mail Street in Paterson, NJ. The emergency Food Pantry was started in 1988 and it works in cooperation with the Emergency Food Coalition which refers potential clients. Eligible clients may access the available resources from the food pantry once a month.
The Emergency Food Pantry’s hours of service are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Potential clients who come for assistance after the pantry closes at 1:00 p.m. are not turned away. The office remains open until 5:00 p.m. to distribute “over-night bags” to people in need who may return the next day and obtain a referral from the Emergency Food Coalition.