How Our Pantry Began:
The Peoples Pantry is a choice model food Pantry that originated in the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. This severe storm unearthed Ocean County's previously hidden struggle with food insecurity. Food insecurity, or lack of a consistent and stable source of food, effects over 579,000 residents of our county...but you probably wouldn't be able to tell. They're the single parents of four who can't afford to feed their children on a single income. They're your coworkers who are forced to live paycheck to paycheck. They're even your friends and family who are struggling in silence because they don't qualify for government assistance. One of our main goals is to break the stigma surrounding food insecurity and educate others about the true prevalence of the problem.
The Peoples Pantry
1769 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ
After being forced to relocate five separate times, our Pantry has finally found our permanent home at the B.E.A.T. Center! We are located in the same plaza as Dunkin Donuts and BuyRite.