Aldersgate Outreach Community Center
562 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Food Pantry Operating Hours:
Sunday, Tuesday, Friday, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Thrift Shop Operating Hours:
Sunday, Tuesday, Friday, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
We will be CLOSED for Labor Day weekend, Friday, 9/2, and Sunday, 9/4
AOCC is a primary mission of Aldersgate. Our food pantry provides food to hundreds of families each month at our Ryders Lane location. In addition, we make a monthly onsite distribution to almost 100 residents at the Hall’s Corner Senior Apartments in East Brunswick. Clients of the food pantry are registered and meet Federal and State guidelines for assistance. We also have a thrift shop which is open to the public and sells new and used clothing, toys and household items. The proceeds from the thrift shop support the food pantry.
Monetary donations are always welcome, especially during this difficult time when we may not be able to get all the food we need through the Community Food Bank, McFoods or community donations and have to pay full retail prices through grocery stores. Donations may be made through the “Donate Here” button above. If you or your organization would like to set up a food drive for AOCC, please contact Diane Hutchins at 908-239-9098.
Food or monetary donations may be made at the food pantry between 11:30am-3:00pm on open days. Donations Guidelines: Fresh fruits and vegetables are accepted - Non-perishable food must be in original packaging and future-dated. School lunch donations: All items except for the prepared food such as pasta, sauces, sandwiches, etc. Milk and juices must be future-dated.
Thrift Shop is accepting donations by appointment ONLY!
The Thrift Shop is in great need of volunteers at this time. Volunteer hours do not have to be during our open hours, if you are uncomfortable. We need sorters on our off days (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday). We will train you and work alongside you masked and socially distanced. Please call 732-307-7430. We are now fully open from 12 noon to 2:30 pm on Sun/Tue/Fri. There will be a maximum of four people at one time, one in each area of the shop. No children, bathroom is closed, masks are mandatory with social distancing.
Donations are by appointment only. Please call 732-307-7430. We take all household goods that are in excellent condition and in working order. Linens, pillows, clothing must be clean with no stains or rips. We do not accept used under garments and clothing should be seasonal only, please. We do not accept adult books, furniture, large appliances, and TVs. Glassware must be in sets of four or more. Toys must have all parts. Please tape or bag small pieces together.