St. Matthew's Lutheran Church

Food Pantry


Everyday NEEDS CHECK LIST download

  • Canned meat:

    • Chicken

    • Chilli

    • Roast Beef

    • Tuna Fish

  • Canned Veggies

    • Carrots

    • Corn

    • Beans

    • Green Beans

    • Tomatoes

  • Canned Fruit

    • Applesauce, etc.

  • Baked Beans

  • Pasta

  • Pasta Sauce

  • Salad Dressing

  • Drinks

    • Iced Tea

    • Lemonade

  • Cereal

  • Baking Supplies

    • Flour, etc.

  • Condiments

    • Mustard

    • Ketchup

    • Pickles

    • Spices: S&P, etc.

  • Cleaning Supplies

    • Paper Towels

    • Sprays/Wipes

    • Toilet Paper

    • Tissues

Looking Forward

As we plan our favorite appetizers to serve the friends and family members coming together to watch the Super Bowl, let us take a moment to remember that too many in our communities will not have breakfast, or lunch, or dinner that day. Too many will not even have a TV to watch and sadly, too many do not have friends or families to support them in this difficult time.

Please join us in our Souper Bowl of Caring, where we take a moment to remember those in need and restock our thought processes as well as our Food Pantry with all of your determination, caring, and donations. We will rejoin the battle to support those in our communities and do our best to erase hunger and desperation where we find it.

Erasing Hunger

A recent report reminded us all that even though our church is located in one of the most affluent counties in America, nearly 9% percent of the population experience food insecurity.

According to Feeding America, that amounts to over 81,000 people here in Bergen County that worry about their next meal. And sadly, a large percentage of these people are children.

St. Matthew's is working within our New Milford community to help combat this growing problem. Our food pantry is open to residents of New Milford. Your help - whether it is donating an item or two on our weekly list or donating money or supermarket gift cards - goes a long what to helping reduce the fear many who are hungry feel everyday.

To donate items, please stop by church, or even better, drop it off during one of our worship serves throughout the week. On this page you will find our weekly list of items that are needed in our pantry. These are items that we use each month and go through pretty quickly.

With great humility we thank you for your support. Continue to pray for this ministry so that it continues to grow and more people can be helped.

In back of our church, please continue to support our ministry by dropping change in the jar. Every penny dropped in our "Make a Change" donation container will go to put food on the tables of those in our community who are in need. 


Please check out this site for information on Global food insecurity.