We typically organize a few events each quarter in the Millburn / Short Hills area for our members to volunteer. These events range from fundraising, to delivering fresh food, to working at local food banks and soup kitchens. Events that are not full will be closed 7 days before they take place.

Upcoming NJ Essex County Events

2024

You must sign up for membership before registering for events.

Mar 16, 2024 (Saturday) 8am – 12pm

Location: 2115 Millburn Ave; Maplewood, New Jersey 07040

Link for sign-up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0A48A5AF2DA02-47225276-thefood#/

Apr 06, 2024 (Saturday) 7:30 am – 10:30 am or 10:30 am1:00 pm

Apr 20, 2024 (Saturday) 7:30 am – 10:30 am or 10:30 am1:00 pm

May 04, 2024 (Saturday) 7:30 am – 10:30 am or 10:30 am1:00 pm

May 18, 2024 (Saturday) 7:30 am – 10:30 am or 10:30 am1:00 pm

Location: 2115 Millburn Ave; Maplewood, New Jersey 07040

Link for sign-up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0A48A5AF2DA02-47225276-thefood#/

Past Events

Mar 02, 2024 (Saturday) 8am – 12pm

Location: 2115 Millburn Ave; Maplewood, New Jersey

On March 02, 2024, the Food Lounge NJ Millburn Chapter worked at Maplewood Food Pantry Assistance (Reveal to Heal), under Community Foodbank of New Jersey (CFBNJ).  The dedication and resilience of the NJ Millburn Chapter members are commendable, as they braved the challenging weather conditions to support their community. Despite the frozen sleet in the morning and the heavy rain and strong wind later on, they remained steadfast in their mission to provide essential supplies to those in need. Their efforts in distributing boxes of vegetables, cereals, canned food, cheese, fish, eggs, and milk demonstrate their commitment to assisting vulnerable members of the community, even in adverse conditions. Their selflessness serves as an inspiring example of compassion and solidarity, showcasing the power of community support in times of hardship. At the end, the volunteers also helped closed the pantry by storing the remaining food inside of the food truck or in the refrigerators.

Feb 17, 2024 (Saturday) 8am – 12pm

Feb 03, 2024 (Saturday) 8am – 12pm

Jan 20, 2024 (Saturday) 8am – 12pm

Location: 2115 Millburn Ave; Maplewood, New Jersey 07040

On Jan 20, 2024, the Food Lounge NJ Millburn Chapter worked at Maplewood Food Pantry Assistance (Reveal to Heal), under Community Foodbank of New Jersey (CFBNJ).  The dedication of the NJ Millburn Chapter members is truly remarkable, especially considering the extreme weather conditions they faced. On one of the coldest days in the area, with temperatures below 20°F and snow covering the ground, they selflessly assisted the Food Pantry in their crucial food distribution efforts. Despite the biting coldness, they worked tirelessly under the tent outside of the building to ensure that those in need from their community received essential provisions. Their actions exemplify the spirit of compassion and solidarity, as they distributed numerous boxes of food containing cereals, canned goods, fruits, and vegetables, as well as holiday meals, fish, eggs, and milk. Their unwavering commitment to helping others, even in the harshest of conditions, serves as a shining example of community service and empathy

2023

Dec 16, 2023 (Saturday): 7:30-10:30 AM or 10:30am-1:30 pm

Location: 2115 Millburn Ave; Maplewood, New Jersey 07040


On Dec 16th, 2023, the Food Lounge NJ Millburn Chapter worked at Maplewood Food Pantry Assistance (Reveal to Heal), under Community Foodbank of New Jersey (CFBNJ).  The NJ Millburn Chapter leaders and members assisted the Food Pantry during their food distribution: in total they distributed many boxes of food (cereals, canned food, fruits and vegetables), holiday meals, turkey and fresh meat, as well as eggs and milk, to those in need from our community. The volunteers helped bring food out of the storage area and to the parking lot where the distribution occurred; they helped pack and carry food and drinks to the vehicles; they also helped all the paperwork associated with the food distribution. At the end, the volunteers also helped clean the area after distribution was finished.

Dec 02, 2023 (Saturday): Location: 2115 Millburn Ave; Maplewood, New Jersey 07040

Dec 01, 2023 (Friday): Location: Liquid Church Morris County, 299 Webro Rd, Parsippany, NJ 07054 (GPS Location)


On Dec 01st, 2023, the Food Lounge NJ Millburn Chapter worked at the Liquid Church Morris County, as part of the Morris Christmas Outreach program.  The NJ Millburn Chapter members assisted with packing out the holiday meals, towards the program goal to pack 1 MILLION meals together this December! In total, the members packed about 450 bags/boxes which will be delivered to the local community for the upcoming holiday season!

Nov 18, 2023 (Saturday): 7:30-10:30 AM or 10:30am-1:30 pm

Address: 2115 Millburn Ave; Maplewood, New Jersey 07040

On Nov 18th, 2023, the Food Lounge NJ Millburn Chapter worked at Maplewood Food Pantry Assistance (Reveal to Heal), under Community Foodbank of New Jersey (CFBNJ).  The NJ Millburn Chapter leaders and members assisted the Food Pantry during their food distribution: in total they distributed many boxes of food (cereals, canned food, fruits and vegetables), drinks, and Thanksgiving turkeys and meat to those in need from our community. The volunteers helped bring food out of the storage area and to the parking lot where the distribution occurred; they helped pack and carry food and drinks to the vehicles; they also helped all the paperwork associated with the food distribution. At the end, the volunteers also helped clean the area after distribution was finished. With the coming Thanksgiving holiday, this was a very busy day and the group distributed food to more than 100 families on the day.

Nov 04, 2023 (Saturday): 7:30-10:30 AM or 10:30am-1:30 pm

Address: 2115 Millburn Ave; Maplewood, New Jersey 07040

Oct 21, 2023 (Saturday): 7:30-10:30 AM or 10:30am-1:30 pm

Address: 2115 Millburn Ave; Maplewood, New Jersey 07040

On Oct 21st 2023, the Food Lounge NJ Millburn Chapter worked at Maplewood Food Pantry Assistance, under Community Foodbank of New Jersey (CFBNJ).  The NJ Millburn Chapter leaders and members assisted the Food Pantry during their food distribution: in total they distributed hundreds of cans/boxes of food, drinks, fresh meat and vegetables, milk and eggs, as well as baby products (diapers, baby food etc) to those in need from our community. The volunteers helped bring food out of the storage area and to the parking lot where the distribution occurred; they helped pack and carry food and/or baby items to vehicles; they also helped all the paperwork associated with the food distribution. The weather was terrible, and it poured for most of the morning time, but all volunteers worked diligently despite the heavy rain. Some volunteers carried the food a few blocks in the rain to the neighbor’s house where no car is available to the household.

Oct 07, 2023 (Saturday): 7:30-10:30 AM or 10:30am-1:30 pm

Address: 2115 Millburn Ave; Maplewood, New Jersey 07040

Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0A48A5AF2DA02-thefood2

Sep 23, 2023 (Saturday): 9-11 am

Address: 31 Evans Terminal Rd; Hillside, NJ 07205

Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0A48A5AF2DA02-thefood2

On Sep 23rd 2023, the Food Lounge NJ Millburn Chapter worked at the CFBNJ (Community Foodbank of New Jersey) warehouse in Hillside, NJ.  The NJ Millburn Chapter leaders and members sorted food; assembled food boxes; packed canned food, pasta, cereal boxes, snacks (chips, fruit cups etc), as well as miscellaneous items like forks, plates and cooking materials, and personal hygiene products (hand sanitizer, wipes, paper towels etc) to be distributed to network partners and members of the community.

Sep 16, 2023 (Saturday) 7:30-10:30 AM or 10:30am-1:30 pm

Address: 2115 Millburn Ave; Maplewood, New Jersey 07040

Sep 01, 2023 (Friday): 1-3 pm

Address: 31 Evans Terminal Rd; Hillside, NJ 07205

August 19, 2023 (Saturday) Maplewood Food Pantry

Time: 8am – 12pm (full or partial time)

August 05, 2023 (Saturday) Maplewood Food Pantry

Time: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Address: 2115 Millburn Ave, Maplewood, New Jersey 07040

Volunteers assisted the food pantry during their food distribution. Volunteers brought food out of freezers and storage area to the parking lot where the distribution occurred. They also packed food and helped carry food to vehicles, and helped clean after distribution was finished. 

On Aug 05th 2023, the Food Lounge NJ Millburn Chapter worked at Maplewood Food Pantry Assistance, under Community Foodbank of New Jersey (CFBNJ).  The NJ Millburn Chapter leaders and members assisted the Food Pantry during their food distribution: in total they distributed more than 1000 cans/boxes of food, drinks, meat and eggs, baby diapers and wipes to those in need from our community – they helped to bring food out of the storage area and brought to the parking lot where the distribution occurred; they helped pack food and helped to carry food and/or baby items to vehicles; and they also helped clean the area after distribution was finished. The members stayed there for the full event and completed all the food distributions for the day. 

June 17, 2023 (Saturday) Maplewood Food Pantry

Time: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

June 3, 2023 (Saturday) Maplewood Food Pantry

Time: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

On June 3rd, 2023, the Food Lounge NJ Millburn Chapter worked at Maplewood Food Pantry Assistance, under Community Foodbank of New Jersey (CFBNJ).  The NJ Millburn Chapter leaders and members assisted the Food Pantry during their food distribution: in total they distributed more than 500 cans/boxes of food, drinks, meat and eggs to those in need from our community – they helped to bring food out of the storage area and brought to the parking lot where the distribution occurred; they helped pack food and helped to carry food and/or baby items to vehicles; and they also helped clean the area after distribution was finished. The members stayed there for the full event and completed all the food distributions for the day.

May 20, 2023 (Saturday) Maplewood Food Pantry

Time: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

May 6, 2023 (Saturday) Maplewood Food Pantry

Time: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

On Saturday May 06, 2023, the Food Lounge NJ Millburn Chapter worked at Maplewood Food Pantry Assistance: Reveal to Heal, under Community Foodbank of New Jersey (CFBNJ). The NJ Millburn Chapter leaders and members assisted the food pantry during their food distribution: they helped to bring food out of the storage area and freezers to the parking lot where the distribution occurred; they helped pack food and helped to carry food to vehicles; and they also helped clean the area after distributions was
finished. In total they distributed more than 500 cans/boxes of food to those in need from our community.

May 13, 2023 (Saturday) Vauxhall Food Distribution- Golden Kitchen

Time: 8AM – 1PM

Golden Kitchen Food pantry will need volunteers to assist during their food distributions. Volunteers can expect to help distribute food items, food bags, and some clothing items. 

April 15, 2023 (Saturday) Maplewood Food Pantry

Time: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

On Saturday April 15th , 2023, the Food Lounge NJ Millburn Chapter, worked at Maplewood Food Pantry Assistance: Reveal to Heal, under CBFNJ (Community of Foodbank of New Jersey), distributed hundreds of canned food items and baby supplies to those in need from the community. The 4 volunteers brought food out of the trucks and storage area to the parking lot where the distribution occurred. They also helped pack food and carried food to the vehicles. They distributed more than hundreds of food cans and baby diapers throughout the morning, until the storage area is mostly empty. Then the 4 volunteers also helped clean up the area after distribution was finished.

March 31, 2023 (Friday) Maplewood Food Pantry

On Friday March 31st , 2023, the Food Lounge NJ Millburn Chapter, worked together with many other volunteers at CBFNJ (Community of Foodbank of New Jersey), packed hundreds of bags of non-perishable food items at Hillside, NJ. CFBNJ is the leading anti-hunger organization in New Jersey. 2 volunteers from the Food Lounge NJ Millburn Chapter went to the 24-hour pack-a-thon event at Hillside, NJ and worked till very late at night. The Pack-a-Thon is an integral part of the community’s effort to meet the increased need and provide assistance to those who are struggling to put food on the table. The 2 volunteers packed more than 300 bags of pastas in that evening.