Local COVID-19 Response Efforts

Freehold Borough Non-Emergency COVID-19 Hotline
(908) 839-8505

Food Insecurity Efforts

Emergency Food Bags for Homeless (EHAP)

EHAP is in need of food for emergency food bags that they distribute to the homeless in our area. Food items include: peanut butter and crackers, tuna fish and cracker combo, canned food with easy to open lids, bags of nuts/trail mix, slim jims, etc. Basically, any non-perishable food items that are ready to eat and easy to carry. These items can be packaged together in gallon/freezer ziplock bags. If you are comfortable picking up some of these items when you are grocery shopping, please contact Pastor Wil to schedule drop-off.

Financial Support for Local Feeding Efforts

We are currently collecting money to support the efforts of Open Door, EHAP, and the Fulfill Food Bank. You can contribute online on our Give page. Look for the fund labeled "Local Freehold Charities".

Food Delivery Volunteers Needed

Open Door Food Donations 

Emergency “Ready to Give” Pantry Bag

Standard Size 3-4 person Household (Updated 4/27/20)


Vegetables and Fruit

Juice (64 0z) and/or Boxed Individual Juices

Pasta Sauce Canned or Jar

Canned Vegetables (any 4 cans)

Canned Fruit (any 2 cans)

Fruit cups (any)

Dried fruit (any)

Proteins Meat

Shelf Stable Fluid Milk (1 Quart)

Dried Beans or Canned Beans (1 package or 1 -2 cans)

Peanut Butter

Any Variety and Amount of the following(At least 4 to 6 choices):

Canned Stew, Chili, Beef Ravioli Canned Chicken, Tuna, Salmon, Pork (Any variety and amount)


Macaroni & Cheese (1-2 boxes) 

Pasta (1-2 boxes) 

Rice 1 Package or bag (any variety) Pancake Mix (1 box or package) 

Oatmeal (1 Package) 

Cold Cereal (1 Box) 



(Not Counted. Any of these items can be added )

Vegetable Oil (not larger than 48 oz)

Jelly Snacks (Cookies, Chips, Granola Bars…)

Condiments: Salad Dressing, Ketchup Mayonnaise, Pancake Syrup Tea, Coffee, Sugar Packets These should be in a separate bag - not in the food bag


Toiletry and Household

These should be in a separate bag - not in the food bag


Toilet Paper, Napkins, Paper Towels, Tissues Laundry Detergent, Dish Soap Shampoo, Soap, Body Wash Toothbrushes, Toothpaste 


*See below for donation drop-off locations.

Food Drop Off Locations

In the Freehold community, the need for food continues to grow. Volunteers are needed to assist with meal and food drop-offs to community members in need. If you are willing to assist with contact-less food delivery, please complete this form.

If you know someone who needs to have meals delivered, please direct them to call the COVID-19 Hotline (908-839-8505)

Support for Healthcare Professionals and Patients

Our Local and Global Impact

In 2019, we packed 10,152 meals for Rise Against Hunger

Our church offers support for global special projects through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and local opportunities such as Open Door, Habitat for Humanity and Amistad. We also contribute financially to local and global missions through monthly communion offerings.
Our members volunteer their time and gifts through mission in many ways:



If you would like more information about being involved in some of our hands-on efforts, please contact the church office at fholdumc@aol.com. We are always open to expanding our outreach! 

The Maker's Place

Serving low income families in Trenton by collecting and distributing diapers.

Local Missions

In the winter months, we open our church to the Sanctuary Program, which provides breakfast, lunch, and a warm place for members of the community. All year long, we collect offerings of food to donate to Open Door, the Freehold food pantry. Other projects include collecting back-to-school outfits for families in need and youth group projects ranging from baby welcome kits to boxes of tissue for local classrooms. The congregation supports organizations such as Camden Neighborhood Center, Maker's Place Trenton, and Habitat for Humanity of Western Monmouth, the Freehold Clergy Association's Hospitality Program for local homeless men, and the Sanctuary Breakfast program.

Special Collections

The church collects designation mission offerings every month and participates in collections such as "Flood Buckets" (clean-up supplies) for UMCOR, school supplies and Christmas Gifts for Amistad children, and food items for Open Door Food Pantry.


Amistad (friendship in Spanish) is an outreach ministry of the First United Methodist in Freehold serving the greater Freehold area. Amistad supports Hispanic children and their families as they integrate in the local community through education, health and advocacy programs including after-school tutoring, ESL (children & adults), advocacy, summer children's program, nutrition & parenting classes and more.

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Freehold, NJ 07728

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