The Northeast Earth Coalition

NEEC Free Little Pantry Project



The Little Free Pantry movement is a grassroots crowdsourced solution to immediate local food need. Whether it’s a need for food or a need to give, mini pantries help feed neighbors, nourishing neighborhoods and building communities.

This project started in October 2020 as an initiative of our Community Outreach Program, inspired by the need for food for individuals and families during the pandemic crisis.  The Northeast Earth Coalition has partnered with First Congregational Church, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, Montclair Mutual Aid, the Helen and William Mazer Foundation, Trina Paulus, The Mustafa Family, the Bloomfield Kiwanis Club, the Bloomfield Public Library, the Township of Cedar Grove, and the Community Church of Cedar Grove, St. Paul Baptist Church, Church of The New Covenant, and it has benefited from the support and generosity of the Montclair, NJ, community and of neighboring towns. The pantries are open 24/7.

Little Pantry Locations:

  • 40 South Fullerton Avenue (Front yard lawn), Montclair, NJ 07042 (Hosted by First Congregational Church).
  • 67 Church Street (end of Driveway), Montclair, NJ 07042 (Hosted by Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair)
  • 86 Elm Street (Front yard), Montclair, NJ 07042 (Host: Trina Paulus)
  • 119 Elm Street Montclair, NJ 07042 (Hosted by St. Paul Baptist Church)
  • 115 Greenwood Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 (Hosted by Trinity Temple)
  • 84 Maple Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 (Hosted by Tommy’s Laundromat)
  • 90 Broad Street, (Front yard Garden), Bloomfield, NJ 07003 (Host: Bloomfield Public Library).
  •  65 Bowden Rd, (Front yard lawn) Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 (Host: Community Church Cedar Grove).
  • 106 Viola Avenue, Clifton, NJ
  • 343 Dodd Street, East Orange, NJ 07017 (Hosted by the Church of The New Covenant)
  • 67 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 (Hosted by Congregation Shomrei Emunah)
  • 10 Bellevue Avenue, Bloomfield, 07003 (Hosted by Brookdale Reformed Church)
  • 99 South Fullerton Avenue, hosted by Bnai Keshet Reconstructionist Synagogue, Montclair, NJ 07042 (Hawthorne Place East side of the building).
  • 581 Valley Road, hosted by St. James Episcopal Church, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043.  (This pantry will open on June 4th, 2022)
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