Local Food Pantries

In addition to the Food Bank of SJ we are very fortunate to have several local food pantries that serve community needs. The Dolores Clark Food Pantry, located at Grace Episcopal Church, operates from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and clients in need can drive up the church driveway, receive a pre-filled bag of groceries, and drive out of the parking lot all while keeping a safe distance. The Linda Knaus Food Pantry, located at Temple Lutheran Church - who recently received a $5,000 grant from the NJ Pandemic Relief Fund - will be distributing food bags on Tuesday, 4/14, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. NJ residency and ID are required. For more details or interested in helping please contact the church office. If you are willing and able, bags are prepared around 6:30 pm the Monday before distribution and any help is appreciated. Special thanks to the for their grant of $5,000 to our food pantry! St. Vincent dePaul Society Pantry Day, located at St. Peter R.C. Church, takes place on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m. Trinity UMC hosts a food pantry on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A very special thank you to all who keep this vital human service going!

St. Paddy's Parades

Please join the NJ Irish Society as we celebrate Irish Month in Gloucester City. First up is the 5th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Camden County Board of Freeholders, the parade begins at Martin's Lake (Baynes Ave and Johnson Blvd) and proceeds down Monmouth featuring String Bands, Bagpipes, Irish Dancers, Irish Music Bands, Community Groups and more. On Saturday, March 7th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. come down to Main Street in Mount Holly, New Jersey and join in the Saint Patricks' parade festivities. Bagpipes, kilts, floats, and Batman. And, Sea Isle City will celebrate its rich Irish heritage and culture all day long on Saturday March 14th with a parade including wearing of the green, live pipe-and-drum music, Irish residents, Municipal and County officials, Sea Isle’s “Irish Royal Family” and many other participants. Parade 83rd and 63rd St. & Landis Avenue begins at 3:30 p.m.


Think. Shop. Buy. Local

Join the movement and take the pledge to show your support to THINK first of my local economy, SHOP first at my local businesses, and BUY first from local companies who give back so much, in so many ways, to my community. Our local businesses are what make Merchantville, well, Merchantville! They give our community character, create vibrancy and bring us unique experiences. The Merchantville Business and Professional Association invites you to Shop Merchantville to connect with and explore what our amazing retailers have to offer.


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