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
List of Acceptable Donations for Food Bank Collection
Lunch and Dinner Items
Bags or cans of pasta, rice
Instant noodle packages and boxes
Pork and beans, chili
Canned vegetables and fruit
Canned chicken and tuna
Instant mashed potatoes
Bags of dry beans
Snacks and Dessert Items
Canned fruit, fruit cups
Raisins by the box, dried fruit, fruit leather
Granola bars, packaged cookies, wafers
Potato chips, pretzels, beef jerky
Pancake and muffin mixes
Cake and frosting mixes
Condensed milk, evaporated milk, canned pie fillings
Meal replacement drinks
Social Concerns Contact Information
Director Social Concerns
(908) 874-3141 x225
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Call the Main Office Secretary:
(908) 874-3141 ext. 0