OLS Food Pantry

Volunteer at The OLS Food Pantry

Dear Volunteers and Donors, 

Thank you for your interest in the OLS Food Pantry!

Below you'll find our updated calendar through year-end with many opportunities to volunteer with us. (Note the Pantry will be closed on Nov 24 and Dec 22, as our holiday distributions will occur the prior Saturdays.) About Thanksgiving...we are not collecting turkeys but instead $15 Shop Rite gift cards due to our lack of freezer space and the difficulty for patrons and volunteers alike in carrying these heavy items. We are collecting all the sides including cranberries, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, veg, and yams--and cookies--and of course shelf-stable Milk, our #1 requested item year-round.

If you have questions, would like to help out but don't see a time that works for you, or your organization would like to run a food collection for us, please contact Kate at [email protected]

If you can't do a shift you've signed up for...please try to find a friend to fill your shift.  If you can't get a replacement, delete yourself from the Sign Up Genius so you open the shift for another volunteer to take your place. It can be difficult for us to find replacements last minute. NOTE that some activities, such as the fresh food pickups on Wednesday and Friday have NO BACKUPS. So if you miss the pickup and haven't notified us in advance, our patrons will go without.

As a reminder, we've listed below the regular food items we need weekly. Alternatively, if you'd like to make a monetary donation, which gives us maximum flexibility, checks can be made payable to the OLS Food Pantry can be dropped off or mailed to: OLS Food Pantry, c/o Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Office, 217 Prospect St, South Orange, NJ  07079.

  • Shelf-Stable Milk (boxed, canned, or powdered)
  • Rice (1 lb. bags: white, brown, or yellow)
  • Low/No-Sugar Cereal & Oatmeal
  • Pasta (whole wheat or regular)
  • Pasta Sauce (no glass please)
  • Tuna
  • Low-Sugar Canned Fruit (in juice)
  • Low-Sodium Canned Vegetables
  • Peanut Butter (creamy preferred) 
  • Dried Beans

Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off by the little brown desk in front of the pantry door. Drop off hours: Mon-Fri 7am-4pm; Sat 8am-5pm; Sun 8am-1pm. No glass containers or open/expired food, please!

You may have heard that we recently started a Book Pantry. It is very popular with the parents, grandparents, and caregivers we serve. If you have children's books from board books through middle school level (or dictionaries of any type) in good condition that you would like to donate, please let me know and we'll put you in touch with our Book Pantry Librarians. 

As always, thanks so much!

Kate + Nancy

 

Created by:   Kate Cahill
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (EST) Available Slot
11/14/2018 (Wed.) Millburn/OLS  2:55pm - 4:15pm  

Wed Produce Pick Up & Deliver (2)

Arrive 2:55pm sharp at Wells Fargo parking lot in Millburn (across from Millburn PD at 435 Essex) to pick up fresh produce from Farm&Fork Society CSA. Bring to OLS and put in Pantry refrigerator. Arrive OLS by 415pm. (Get key from Kate)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Cynthia Sanders
11/15/2018 (Thu.) OLS Pantry  10:00am - 12:00pm  

Thanksgiving Packing (5)

Help pack regular and holiday bags for Thanksgiving distribution

 
All slots filled
Dennis Loesch
Patricia Hawks
Deborah Caldwell
Ann McKeon
Ann McKeon
1:00pm - 3:00pm  

Thanksgiving Packing (5)

Help pack regular and holiday bags for Thanksgiving distribution

 
All slots filled
Kate Flannery
Brigid Casey & Ron Sahner (2)
Karen Lynch
Carol Gallo
11/16/2018 (Fri.) OLS Pantry  10:00am - 12:00pm  

Thanksgiving Packing (5)

Help pack regular and holiday bags for Thanksgiving distribution

 
4 of 5 slots filled
Maria Hollenbeck
Becky Petraccaro
Kate Flannery
Herb Grice
1:00pm - 3:00pm  

Thanksgiving Packing (5)

Help pack regular and holiday bags for Thanksgiving distribution

 
All slots filled
Scott Stemmermann (2)
Herb Grice
Rose Franke
Roseann McDonough
Goldbergs/OLS  3:55pm - 4:15pm  

Friday Bagel Pick Up & Deliver

Pick up donated bagels at Goldberg's (325 Millburn Av, Millburn). Arrive 3:55 sharp for pick up before 4pm store close. Bagels need to be delivered to the Food Pantry either Fri before 4:15pm (get key from Kate) or Sat at 8:10am when Pantry opens.

 
Chris Costanzo
Will drop them off on Friday afternoon.
Panera/OLS  9:25pm - 8:10am  

Panera Bread Pick Up & Deliver

Arrive Panera Bread 925pm, 722 Morris Tpke, Millburn to pick up unsold breads and pastries. Deliver to OLS Pantry by 810am on Saturday morning.

 
Mary Auer
Whole Foods/OLS  9:45pm - 8:10am  

Whole Foods Pick Up & Deliver (2)

2 volunteers pick up unsold breads and pastries at Whole Foods, 2245 Springfield Ave, Vauxhall. ARRIVE BY 945pm on Friday. Deliver breads to OLS Pantry by 810am Saturday morning.

 
All slots filled
Annabelle & Annica Jin-Hendel (2)
11/17/2018 (Sat.) Sonny's Bagels  7:45am - 8:00am  

Sat AM Bagel Pick Up & Deliver

Pick up donated bagels at Sonny's Bagels at 123 South Orange Ave, SO and bring to the OLS Pantry

 
Dennis Loesch
OLS Pantry  8:00am - 11:00am  

Thanksgiving Distribution (12)

Help distribute food and escort patrons. This is a very busy day for us.

 
11 of 12 slots filled
Dennis Loesch (2)
Martha and Dennis
Laura Gilkey
with Josh
Maureen Griffis (3)
+Greg, James
Rich Maloof (3)
with James and Daniel
Rebecca Bascio (2)
W/Rich Bascio
11/29/2018 (Thu.) OLS Pantry  10:00am - 12:00pm  

Thursday Packing (4)

Set up and help pack approx 100 grocery bags.

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Ann McKeon
Becky Petraccaro
Kate Flannery
11/30/2018 (Fri.) Goldbergs/OLS  3:55pm - 4:15pm  

Friday Bagel Pick Up & Deliver

Pick up donated bagels at Goldberg's (325 Millburn Av, Millburn). Arrive 3:55 sharp for pick up before 4pm store close. Bagels need to be delivered to the Food Pantry either Fri before 4:15pm (get key from Kate) or Sat at 8:10am when Pantry opens.

 
Chris Costanzo
Panera/OLS  9:25pm - 8:10am  

Panera Bread Pick Up & Deliver

Arrive Panera Bread 925pm, 722 Morris Tpke, Millburn to pick up unsold breads and pastries. Deliver to OLS Pantry by 810am on Saturday morning.

 
mary auer
Whole Foods/OLS  9:45pm - 8:10am  

Whole Foods Pick Up & Deliver (2)

2 volunteers pick up unsold breads and pastries at Whole Foods, 2245 Springfield Ave, Vauxhall. ARRIVE BY 945pm on Friday. Deliver breads to OLS Pantry by 810am Saturday morning.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Brigid Casey & Ron Sahner
12/01/2018 (Sat.) Sonny's Bagels  7:45am - 8:00am  

Sat AM Bagel Pick Up & Deliver

Pick up donated bagels at Sonny's Bagels at 123 South Orange Ave, SO and bring to the OLS Pantry

 
Patti O’Brien-Richardson
OLS Pantry  8:00am - 11:00am  

Saturday AM Portioning & Distribution (4)

Portion bread & produce; distribute food packages to patrons. Minimum age is high school.

 
All slots filled
Karen Brody (2)
+Jared Brody
Cynthia Sanders
Katie Pearce
12/06/2018 (Thu.) OLS Pantry  10:00am - 12:00pm  

Thursday Packing (4)

Set up and help pack approx 100 grocery bags.

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Ann McKeon
Becky Petraccaro
Kate Flannery
12/07/2018 (Fri.) Goldbergs/OLS  3:55pm - 4:15pm  

Friday Bagel Pick Up & Deliver

Pick up donated bagels at Goldberg's (325 Millburn Av, Millburn). Arrive 3:55 sharp for pick up before 4pm store close. Bagels need to be delivered to the Food Pantry either Fri before 4:15pm (get key from Kate) or Sat at 8:10am when Pantry opens.

 
Chris Costanzo
Panera/OLS  9:25pm - 8:10am  

Panera Bread Pick Up & Deliver

Arrive Panera Bread 925pm, 722 Morris Tpke, Millburn to pick up unsold breads and pastries. Deliver to OLS Pantry by 810am on Saturday morning.

 
mary auer
Whole Foods/OLS  9:45pm - 8:10am  

Whole Foods Pick Up & Deliver (2)

2 volunteers pick up unsold breads and pastries at Whole Foods, 2245 Springfield Ave, Vauxhall. ARRIVE BY 945pm on Friday. Deliver breads to OLS Pantry by 810am Saturday morning.

 
All slots filled
Meghan Gosselink
Jessica Kessler
12/08/2018 (Sat.) Sonny's Bagels  7:45am - 8:00am  

Sat AM Bagel Pick Up & Deliver

Pick up donated bagels at Sonny's Bagels at 123 South Orange Ave, SO and bring to the OLS Pantry

 
frank franzonia
OLS Pantry  8:00am - 11:00am  

Saturday AM Portioning & Distribution (4)

Portion bread & produce; distribute food packages to patrons. Minimum age is high school.

 
All slots filled
Katie Pearce
Shama Diegnan (2)
Shama and Jim Diegnan
Ivette Maddi
12/13/2018 (Thu.) OLS Pantry  10:00am - 12:00pm  

Christmas Packing (5)

Help pack holiday and regular bags for Easter Distribution.

 
4 of 5 slots filled
Ann McKeon
Kate Flannery
Dennis Loesch
Carol Gallo

Thursday Packing (4)

Set up and help pack approx 100 grocery bags.

 
All slots filled
Becky Petraccaro
Karen Brody (2)
+Vivian Lepple
Magaly Denis-Roman
1:00pm - 3:00pm  

Christmas Packing (5)

Help pack holiday and regular bags for Easter Distribution.

 
2 of 5 slots filled
Karen Brody (2)
+Vivian Lepple
12/14/2018 (Fri.) OLS Pantry  9:00am - 11:00am  

Christmas Packing (5)

Help pack holiday and regular bags for Easter Distribution.

 
3 of 5 slots filled
Karen Brody (2)
+Vivian Lepple
Rebecca Bascio
12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Christmas Packing (5)

Help pack holiday and regular bags for Easter Distribution.

 
Goldbergs/OLS  3:55pm - 4:15pm  

Friday Bagel Pick Up & Deliver

Pick up donated bagels at Goldberg's (325 Millburn Av, Millburn). Arrive 3:55 sharp for pick up before 4pm store close. Bagels need to be delivered to the Food Pantry either Fri before 4:15pm (get key from Kate) or Sat at 8:10am when Pantry opens.

 
Deirdre Guice Minor
Panera/OLS  9:25pm - 8:10am  

Panera Bread Pick Up & Deliver

Arrive Panera Bread 925pm, 722 Morris Tpke, Millburn to pick up unsold breads and pastries. Deliver to OLS Pantry by 810am on Saturday morning.

 
mary auer
Whole Foods/OLS  9:45pm - 8:10am  

Whole Foods Pick Up & Deliver (2)

2 volunteers pick up unsold breads and pastries at Whole Foods, 2245 Springfield Ave, Vauxhall. ARRIVE BY 945pm on Friday. Deliver breads to OLS Pantry by 810am Saturday morning.

 
All slots filled
Annabelle & Annica Jin-Hendel (2)
12/15/2018 (Sat.) Sonny's Bagels  7:45am - 8:00am  

Sat AM Bagel Pick Up & Deliver

Pick up donated bagels at Sonny's Bagels at 123 South Orange Ave, SO and bring to the OLS Pantry

 
frank franzonia
OLS Pantry  8:00am - 11:00am  

Christmas Distribution (10)

Help portion breads/produce and distribute holiday and regular bags. This is a busy day for us.

 
All slots filled
Laura Gilkey (2)
with Josh
Karen Brody (2)
+Jared Brody
Cynthia Sanders
Kristin Aswad
With James
Dennis Loesch (2)
Martha & Dennis
Shama Diegnan (2)
Shama and Jim Diegnan
12/27/2018 (Thu.) OLS Pantry  10:00am - 12:00pm  

Thursday Packing (4)

Set up and help pack approx 100 grocery bags.

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Becky Petraccaro
Kate Flannery
Magaly Denis-Roman
12/28/2018 (Fri.) Goldbergs/OLS  3:55pm - 4:15pm  

Friday Bagel Pick Up & Deliver

Pick up donated bagels at Goldberg's (325 Millburn Av, Millburn). Arrive 3:55 sharp for pick up before 4pm store close. Bagels need to be delivered to the Food Pantry either Fri before 4:15pm (get key from Kate) or Sat at 8:10am when Pantry opens.

 
Ivette Maddi
Panera/OLS  9:25pm - 8:10am  

Panera Bread Pick Up & Deliver

Arrive Panera Bread 925pm, 722 Morris Tpke, Millburn to pick up unsold breads and pastries. Deliver to OLS Pantry by 810am on Saturday morning.

 
Whole Foods/OLS  9:45pm - 8:10am  

Whole Foods Pick Up & Deliver (2)

2 volunteers pick up unsold breads and pastries at Whole Foods, 2245 Springfield Ave, Vauxhall. ARRIVE BY 945pm on Friday. Deliver breads to OLS Pantry by 810am Saturday morning.

 
All slots filled
Annabelle & Annica Jin-Hendel (2)
12/29/2018 (Sat.) Sonny's Bagels  7:45am - 8:00am  

Sat AM Bagel Pick Up & Deliver

Pick up donated bagels at Sonny's Bagels at 123 South Orange Ave, SO and bring to the OLS Pantry

 
frank franzonia
OLS Pantry  8:00am - 11:00am  

Saturday AM Portioning & Distribution (4)

Portion bread & produce; distribute food packages to patrons. Minimum age is high school.

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Cynthia Sanders
Danny Rickard
Ivette Maddi
01/10/2019 (Thu.) OLS Pantry  10:00am - 12:00pm  

Thursday Packing (4)

Set up and help pack approx 100 grocery bags.

 
All slots filled
Becky Petraccaro
Kate Flannery
Karen Brody (2)
+Vivian Lepple
01/11/2019 (Fri.) Panera/OLS  9:25pm - 8:10am  

Panera Bread Pick Up & Deliver

Arrive Panera Bread 925pm, 722 Morris Tpke, Millburn to pick up unsold breads and pastries. Deliver to OLS Pantry by 810am on Saturday morning.

 
Whole Foods/OLS  9:45pm - 8:10am  

Whole Foods Pick Up & Deliver (2)

2 volunteers pick up unsold breads and pastries at Whole Foods, 2245 Springfield Ave, Vauxhall. ARRIVE BY 945pm on Friday. Deliver breads to OLS Pantry by 810am Saturday morning.

 
01/12/2019 (Sat.) OLS Pantry  8:00am - 11:00am  

Saturday AM Portioning & Distribution (4)

Portion bread & produce; distribute food packages to patrons. Minimum age is high school.

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Cynthia Sanders
01/24/2019 (Thu.) OLS Pantry  10:00am - 12:00pm  

Saturday AM Portioning & Distribution (4)

Portion bread & produce; distribute food packages to patrons. Minimum age is high school.

 

Thursday Packing (4)

Set up and help pack approx 100 grocery bags.

 
All slots filled
Kate Flannery
Karen Brody (2)
+Vivian Lepple
Carol Gallo
01/25/2019 (Fri.) Panera/OLS  9:25pm - 8:10am  

Panera Bread Pick Up & Deliver

Arrive Panera Bread 925pm, 722 Morris Tpke, Millburn to pick up unsold breads and pastries. Deliver to OLS Pantry by 810am on Saturday morning.

 
Whole Foods/OLS  9:45pm - 8:10am  

Whole Foods Pick Up & Deliver (2)

2 volunteers pick up unsold breads and pastries at Whole Foods, 2245 Springfield Ave, Vauxhall. ARRIVE BY 945pm on Friday. Deliver breads to OLS Pantry by 810am Saturday morning.

 


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