St. Josephs collects food for four local food banks: Hillsborough Township, Franklin Township,Somerset County, and Feeding Hands of Somerville food banks. Food Bank ministry volunteers collect the food and deliver to one food bank per week.

Donations are accepted any time the parish and church doors are open. Place food in the red and blue bins in the closet of the gathering space. Attached is a list of acceptable donations. We do not collect frozen goods, only canned and packaged foods.

Collections for the Pregnancy Aid Center in Raritan are also accepted.

  • Diapers of all sizes

  • Formula

  • Baby items

  • Blankets

  • Nursing items

List of Acceptable Donations for Food Bank Collection
Breakfast Items

  • Cold Cereal

  • Breakfast bars

  • Toaster Pastries

Lunch and Dinner Items

  • Bags or cans of pasta, rice

  • Instant noodle packages and boxes

  • Pork and beans, chili

  • Canned soups

  • Canned vegetables and fruit

  • Beef stew

  • Canned chicken and tuna

  • Instant mashed potatoes

  • Bags of dry beans

  • Rice

Snacks and Dessert Items

  • Canned fruit, fruit cups

  • Raisins by the box, dried fruit, fruit leather

  • Pudding cups

  • Granola bars, packaged cookies, wafers

  • Potato chips, pretzels, beef jerky

  • Candies

  • Crackers

  • Dessert mix

Baking Supplies

  • Pancake and muffin mixes

  • Cake and frosting mixes

  • Flour

  • Condensed milk, evaporated milk, canned pie fillings


  • Ketchup

  • Mustard

  • Gravy

  • Pasta sauce

  • Peanut butter

  • Jelly

Beverage Items

  • Powdered milk

  • Juice

  • Bottled water,

  • Meal replacement drinks

  • Drink mixes

  • Tea bags

  • Coffee


Social Concerns Contact Information
Michelle Laffoon
Director Social Concerns
(908) 874-3141 x225

Office Hours: 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Call the Main Office Secretary: 
(908) 874-3141 ext. 0