"A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed."

Proverbs 11:25

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How You Can Help

Food Donations

We can always use non-perishable food as listed in the What We Need section to the right. We have a particular need for the items in red at this time. Food donations can be brought to Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Church located at 25 Purdue Ave in Oakland NJ 07436 7 days a week. We do ask that you call the church offices at 201-337-7596 for weekend and evening food deliveries since the doors are locked after hours. Our pantry shelves are located outside of Connors Hall which is adjacent to the church.

Turkeys and Hams are needed during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays and not recommended during the rest of the year.

Please check the expiration date on all donated food items. We do not accept items where the date is past due.

Financial Contributions

Since all of the food we need for delivery to St. Mary's and OLHC comes from parishioners only, food donations alone frequently do not fulfill the needs of their monthly distribution. In some cases, it is more cost-effective for us to purchase particular items. Therefore, it is necessary for us to have sources, such as your monetary donations, to cover these costs.

Those wishing to make monetary donations may also do so by mailing checks made out to:

Bart's Pantry
25 Purdue Ave
Oakland, NJ


Bart's Pantry is dependent on its volunteers, and we are always looking for new people to join one of our teams. At the moment, we can really use people willing to drive down to Newark and East Orange once every three months to assist in delivering food. If your interested in joining one of our teams, please contact Tom Mulcahy at 201-337-8370


Pasta & Sauce Peanut Butter
Canned Tuna Jellies/Jams
Canned Soups Cereal
Canned Vegetables Canned Fruit


Items listed in  RED are needed the most

We can ONLY  accept
Non-Perishable Items at this time.

2017 Food Delivery Schedule