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Dover United Network to Feed Our Community

Release Date: March 25, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

March, 25, 2020

Dover United Network to Feed Our Community

 

Mayor Carolyn Blackman, the Board of Aldermen, and faith-based leaders from six churches and non-profit leaders in the Town of Dover have partnered to establish the Dover United Network (Dover U.N.), which is a volunteer coalition.  The main mission of this coalition is to feed our residents during this time of crisis and need.  

 

All six churches will donate food pantry services for our residents, so they can pick up a variety of grocery items based on availability to prepare meals at home. The churches will also provide personal hygiene items for males and females of all ages, as well as diapers for babies and toddlers. Three out of the five churches will provide take-out meals at scheduled dates and times. All member churches and non-profits will work in close coordination with the Town of Dover and Dover U.N. volunteers to deliver food and personal hygiene items to residents who need delivery.

 

The Dover U.N. will continue to reach out to every church in Dover, so that each one has the option to join the coalition and contribute to the health, safety, and welfare of our community via the foodbank and meals program. Updates on new member churches will be provided in future communications.

 

Residents and businesses of Dover interested in donating food, cash, or checks to any of the five Dover U.N. member churches should utilize the information provided below, online donations are also available: 

 

SAINT JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

11 South Bergen Street

Food Pantry 

Monday thru Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm

Take Out Meals available after April 8, 2020 

Delivery available

Make donations payable to: Saint John’s Episcopal - Memo: Food Pantry

 

 

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

41 East Blackwell Street

Food Pantry

Monday thru Saturday from 3 pm to 7 pm

Delivery available

Make donations payable to: FUMC   - Memo: Food Pantry

 

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH

123 East Blackwell Street

Food Pantry Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 1 pm

Make donations payable to Trinity Lutheran Church - Memo: Local Hunger

 

Also operating inside Trinity Lutheran Church:

Take out meals at FAITH KITCHEN Monday through Saturday at 11:30 am 

Make donations payable to: Faith Kitchen - Memo: Soup Kitchen

 

FIRST MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

51 West Blackwell Street

Food Pantry on Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 noon 

Take Out meals on Sundays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Make donations payable to: FMPC - Memo: Food Pantry

 

GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

98 North Sussex Street

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday starting April 1, 2020

Food Pantry from 2 pm to 6 pm

Make donations payable to: Grace United Methodist Church - Memo: Food Pantry

 

TABLE OF HOPE MOBILE FOOD PANTRY & COMMUNITY FOOD BANK OF NEW JERSEY

Starting on April 3, 2020, the Table of Hope Mobile Food Pantry part of the Spring CDC in Morristown will deliver food to our churches directly 

from the Community Food Bank of New Jersey located in Hillside, NJ. 

 

 

WE ARE DOVER, INC. 

A local non-profit started by residents and leaders to help people during humanitarian and natural disasters will collect the online donations and distribute those donations among the churches of the Dover United Network.

 

The following is the list of groceries and non-food items needed at any of the food pantries in our town:

Groceries Items

Rice,

Pasta

Beans and grains canned or dry

Tomato sauce

Canned vegetables

Canned tuna, meat or chicken

Canned soups

Canned fruits

Bagged potatoes

Powder milk

Peanut Butter

Jelly

Cereal

Frozen meals

 

Non-Food Items

Deodorant, soap, shampoo, toilet tissue, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shaving soap and feminine hygiene products, liquid laundry detergent, bleach and house cleaning supplies.

Other non-food items needed are baby wipes, baby cream and diapers size 1 to 6.

 

Our residents can text us at 862-210-4036 from 8 am to 8 pm every day or email us at COVID19info@dover.nj.uswith any non-emergency questions or needs. You can also text/email us if you have a donation or would like to volunteer.

 

Together and united, Dover will rise and take care of our residents and businesses.

 

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