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Bernardsville church opens food pantry

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Camino de Fe Christian Church along with leaders in the community and Pastor Beth from St. Bernard’s Episcopal Church have been working together to help families in need.

Pastor Dan gearing up to receive food items

Here is a newspaper article from the Bernardsville News dated March 31, 2020. You can go to this LINK to see the original article.

BERNARDSVILLE – St. Bernard’s Episcopal Church, along with several community organizations, has created a “Pop Up’’ food pantry to collect food to help neighbors during the coronavirus pandemic.

Working in partnership with Camino de Fe, local Girl Scout troops, school groups and community members, the church is collecting donations from 9 a.m. to noon through Thursday for local families in need. Donations can be dropped off at the church, 88 Claremont Road, Bernardsville.

The local school district has been coordinating meals for children who qualify but will not be provided meals during the week of spring break from April 6-10.

Sama Habibi and Ed Knoblock are some of the volunteers at the pantry

St. Bernard’s is partnering with Pastor Dan Fenco of Camino de Fe to help our Latino neighbors who have already lost jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic,’’ according to information sent by the church. “We are concerned about children and families who can’t afford food and rent as a result.’’

Coordinating with local restaurants, Pastor Fenco is raising funds to help with meals, ShopRite gift cards and to provide rental assistance if possible. The church wardens and vestry will donate $1,000 from St. Bernard’s outreach budget line to help support the effort.

Donations can be made online and are processed through the N.J. District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, a non-profit 501©3.

Checks can also be sent to The Community Fund at St. Bernard’s with “COVID-19 Assistance” on the memo line.

For more information visit www.stbernardsnj.org, call (908) 766-0602 or email admin@stbernardsnj.org.”

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