St. Joseph's Church Food Pantry in Maplewood has almost run out of food, according to the parish secretary and the pantry's coordinator.
"We had a tremendous amount of people show up a week ago Saturday," said secretary Maureen Tauriello. "Since the pantry at Our Lady of Sorrows was low, an overwhelming number of people came to us and depleted anything we had."
Tauriello said that thanks to recent posts on Maplewood Online and Facebook, the pantry had been receiving more donations in the last few days.
However, the pantry faces the real possibility of not being able to provide people with enough food for Thanksgiving.
"We try to give people an extra bag for Thanksgiving," said pantry coordinator Lynne Blaesser.
She said the pantry will accept any non-perishable food.
People can drop off donations anytime the church is open for Mass (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. and noon, Saturday at 9 a.m., Sunday 7:30 am - 12:30 p.m.), or to the rectory from Monday - Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
St. Joseph's Church is located at 767 Prospect Street, Maplewood. 973-761-5933.