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YOUR DONATION FEEDS PEOPLE IN CAPE MAY

The simple gift of food represents the care and safety of the community. Together we can ensure all our neighbors have access to nutritious foods they need.

 EVER WONDER WHAT YOUR DONATION BUYS AT THE FOOD CLOSET?

 

Each donation is important and helps provide nutritious food and essential items for Cape May residents. Here are some specifics: 

- $10 For 5 breakfasts

- $20 For 5 lunches and school snacks,

- $50 For 10 dinners

As we are a registered 501c3 Corporation, all of your donations are 100% tax-deductible (of course subject to law!). 99% of your donation goes directly to purchasing food or other needed items for our neighbors.

 

2022 - DONATION DAYS

Prior to distributions, we are collecting donations between 8:00 - 10:00 am on these days

January: 13 and 27

February: 10 and 24

March: 10 and 24

April: 14 and 28

May: 12 and 26

June: 9 and 23

July: 7 and 21

August: 11 and 25

September: 8 and 22

October: 13 and 27

November: 10 and 20

December: 8 and 18

WHAT TO GIVE

  • We accept food items (including frozen), cash, and checks. Due to limited space and storage capacity, we can accept fresh garden products only a few days before our donation days.

  • Food items must be unopened and not expired.

  • We cannot accept non-food items like towels, blankets, mattresses or clothing.

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

  • You can donate food and essential items in person on donation days or by appointment or by Amazon (check out our Wishlist).

  • Send your monetary donation by mail: 

Cape May Community Food Closet

500 Hughes St, Cape May, NJ 08204

  • Shop at AmazonSmile and set the Food Closet as the beneficiary of the Amazon donation for your purchase.

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MOST NEEDED ITEMS!

We update this list on a bi-weekly basis based on our needs!

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FOOD ITEMS:

  • Gluten Free items – especially pasta/crackers/snacks

  • Low Sodium Items – especially soup/broth/black beans/chick peas/kidney beans

  • Spaghetti

  • Boxed Pasta

  • Rice

  • SpaghettiOs

  • Chef Boyardee ravioli

  • Canned beans like chick peas, cannellini, great northern, etc

  • Pork and beans/baked beans

  • Canned chicken

  • Canned tuna

  • Spam

  • Sardines

  • Cup Noodle

  • Rice a Roni

  • Hamburger Helper

  • Knorr Sides

  • Shelf stable milk

  • Squeeze Yogurt

  • Squeeze fruit

  • Kid cereal

  • Pop tarts

  • Snack Packs

  • Fruit cups

  • Kid snacks for lunches

  • Crackers

  • Cookies

  • Cookie or brownie mix

  • Cake mix/icing

  • Instant jello / pudding

  • Ensure – chocolate or Strawberry Original

PERSONAL CARE & HOUSEHOLD 

  • Laundry soap

  • Laundry pods (people who live in Victorian Towers must use pods)

  • Dish soap

  • Bar soap

  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste

  • Personal care items

  • Toilet Paper

  • Paper Towels

  • Napkins

  • Kleenex

  • Pampers size 4 and 5