Debbie Hansen is the food ministry coordinator and works part time at the food bank for the United Passaic organization that helps fight hunger in Passaic.
Ray Angell helps out every day at the church. Without his devotion to the ministries and his cheerful volunteerism, what we do would not be possible.
The food ministry at First Pres of Passaic began as a small free lunch for anyone who was hungry.
Now we feed over 100 people each week as well as provide a food pantry for families to take home groceries, including some fresh produce!
To receive a bag from the food bank, you either need a referral from one of the main agencies in Passaic (United Passaic Organization, ) or since we are an emergency shelter, we will always provide any resident of Passaic who stops in with something.
The food bank is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The hot lunch happens every Saturday, hosted by different volunteer groups, and we welcome anyone who wants to come and enjoy a fresh meal.
If you are interested in hosting a hot lunch or in finding out more about volunteering in the food bank, contact Debbie Hansen at the church 973-473-4107.