The Free MARKet (previously the Food Pantry) welcomes Shoppers!
Fisherman’s Mark Food Pantry exists to eliminate barriers to obtaining healthy food such as income level or physical and mental health conditions Our food pantry offers a no-cost, friendly, store-like environment where individuals can select food and personal items for themselves and their families. Our mobile food pantry delivers to the homebound. We also provide weekend and summer lunches for children and young people in our area.
In 2021 Alone:
How to get started with our food support programs:
Individuals may stop by the food pantry at 262 North Main Street Lambertville, NJ. No appointment is necessary. An Intake Form is completed during the first visit, and then once again each year. Once the Intake Form is completed, clients are welcome to shop at the pantry, schedule delivery through the mobile food pantry, or arrange for lunches for their children.
How the food pantry works:
Shoppers choose from a selection of healthy foods, toiletries, household supplies, pet supplies, and baby needs. Volunteers are on hand to fulfill orders and make sure everyone finds what they need. Orders are also prepared in advance for caseworkers who want to pick up for housebound clients.
What you can expect to find:
- Meat, fish & poultry (frozen & canned)
- Fruit (fresh, frozen & canned)
- Vegetables (fresh, frozen & canned)
- Pasta & Sauces
- Brown and white rice
- Snack foods & beverages
- Flour, sugar, salt, spices, and condiments
- Health & beauty supplies
- Household cleaning supplies & paper products
- Fresh Bread and Pastry
- Diapers and wipes
- Pet Food
When we are Open:
How the mobile food pantry works:
On Thursday mornings clients who are housebound get a call for their shopping lists. Orders are delivered later that day.
How the fly (feeding local youth) program works:
Children who qualify for free or reduced lunch at school also qualify for the FLY Program. Friday afternoons during the school year, backpacks holding lunches and age-appropriate activities such as puzzles and coloring books are delivered to Lambertville Public School for children to take home for the weekend. Similarly, in the summer, they are able to pick up a week’s worth of lunches at the food pantry or at Lambertville’s Parks and Recreation Camp.
How you can help:
Under 10% administrative costs ensures that 90% of your donation goes towards our programs
Food, personal hygiene items, diapers, fresh produce, etc. can be donated to our food pantry at 262 North Main Street Lambertville
We couldn’t help all of the people that we do without the support of our volunteers.
We are grateful for the tremendous community support for our Food Pantry, which is entirely staffed by volunteers. Fisherman’s Mark partners with GIANT Foods, NORWESCAP Food Bank, Rolling Harvest, America’s Grow a Row, McCaffrey’s, Kimberton Whole Foods, Basil Bandwagon Market and ShopRite of Flemington. We also receive many donations of food from local farms, individuals, businesses, and group-led food drives. Thank you!! For more information, visit our Community Partners Page.
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