New Hope Food Pantry

New Hope Food Pantry

A Ministry of Milton United Methodist Church

New Hope Food Pantry is a ministry of the Milton United Methodist Church. We offer food distribution two times a month for families in need in our community. Distribution days are usually the first Thursday and third Saturday of the month. Food donations are always welcome and can be dropped in the gray bin behind the church at any time.


Until further notice, the New Hope Food Pantry requires that our patrons wear face masks when coming for food supplies, whether vaccinated or not. We recognize that In accordance with CDC and state guidelines, individuals in indoor public spaces are not required to wear masks, and over time our policy could change.

Locally Focused

We know these times can be difficult these days for a lot of families here in Jefferson. That is why the Milton United Methodist New Hope Food Pantry provides food products and personal hygiene items twice per month. We also meet with families in-between our regularly scheduled distribution days as needed. In partnership with other churches, schools and organizations we also offer complete Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner baskets, children’s Easter baskets and school supplies. We are here to help!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What Can I Donate?

Canned fruits and vegetables
Baked beans
Peanut Butter
Coffee/Tea bags
Spaghetti Sauce
Mear meals (i.e., Chef Boyardee)
Canned tomatoes
Cereal (adult and kids)
Mac & Cheese
Boxed side dishes (i.e., Knorr dishes, stuffing, rice)
Tuna Fish
Toilet Paper


→While you are shopping, pick up a few non-perishable items and simply drop them off at the church. Simply follow the signs for New Hope Food Pantry. There is a gray bin next to the side door.
→Spread the word. Talk to your neighbors, friends and family about the New Hope Food Pantry and tell them about our drop-off location.
→Coordinate a neighborhood/group food drive.
→If you have any ideas about how you can further help, please call the church office at 973-697-3194 and leave a message. We will call you back!

Do you accept monetary donations?

Yes! Donations can be made via our PayPal link above or checks can be made out to “MUMC New Hope Food Pantry”. It can be dropped off in our mailbox or mailed to:
New Hope Food Pantry
Milton United Methodist Church
316 Dover-Milton Rd.
Oak Ridge, N.J. 07438

How can I get assistance?

Please call our church office at 973-697-3194. If no one answers, please leave a message with a number where you can be reached and one of our volunteers will return your call.