The Cherry Hill Food and Outreach Council (from which the Cherry Hill Food Pantry was formed) began in May, 2006. At a series of afternoon meetings interested congregants from area churches came together to discuss how they as a team, rather than as individual congregations, could best address one or more social issues facing the Cherry Hill community. The issue of hunger, or food insecurity, was a natural focus. Many individuals, families and seniors struggle to meet their bills. When faced with an unexpected expense, or worse, the loss of income, these individuals often turn to churches in the area for assistance with food, bills, and access to social services.
The Cherry Hill congregations that form the foundation of the Cherry Hill Food Pantry work together to provide food and volunteers to staff the pantry on a rotating basis.
Over 450 families utilize the services of the Cherry Hill Food Pantry every month.
CBS Philadelphia News – Brotherly Love Segment with Ukee Washington
“Every Thursday in Cherry Hill, a team of volunteers heads over to a food pantry. Those volunteers get to practice job skills as well as kindness.”
Rosa School Shout-out!
A Special Thanks to the Rosa School in Cherry Hill for their generous donation!
In other News:
Children’s Birthday Bags donated by the Ladies from Haddonfield Fortnightly.
Irene Hempstead, chairman of the Literature and Drama Committee, and Pat Underwood , President of The Haddonfield Fortnightly, are holding 4 of the 38 “Birthday Bags” which the women of The Haddon Fortnightly assembled which were delivered to the Cherry Hill Food Pantry. The Birthday Bags were assembled for the children whose parents or guardians shop at the pantry. These bags include everything to make a child’s Birthday a special day.
Irene Hempstead, Chairman of the Literature and Drama Committee of The Haddon Fortnightly; Janet Giordano,Executive Director of the Cherry Hill Food Pantry; JoAnn Monsburgger, a volunteer at the food pantry; and Pat Underwood, President of The Haddonfield Fortnightly, are unpacking the 38 Birthday Bags which the women of The Haddon Fortnightly filled for the children of the parents who shop at the Cherry Hill Food Pantry.
Day of service Beneficial Bank 11/10
Our Annual Volunteer Dinner!
Meet the Volunteers from Cherokee marching band and Kohl’s. On Tuesday October 24th they enjoyed themselves working with the clients!
Check presentation from St. Andrews to the pantry
Beneficial Bank – Thank you for your day of service help in July!
Barton Gives Back! Today 2-16-15 Clara Barton School gave back to the community
February’s South Jersey Magazine : Read about Team Tomatoes’ work with the Cherry Hill Food Bank!
Let’s give a shout out to our helpers from Beneficial Bank!
|BlueGooders helped at the @CHNJFoodPantry last week! Stocking shelves & helping those in need shop for groceries!