Local COVID-19 Response Efforts
Freehold Borough Non-Emergency COVID-19 Hotline
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)
Shelf Stable Fluid Milk (1 Quart)
Dried Beans or Canned Beans (1 package or 1 -2 cans)
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 email@example.com. We are always open to expanding our outreach!