Calling All Turkeys! Turkey Ride and Thanksgiving Donation Collections


Montclair Turkey Ride

Even if you’re feeling busy running around shopping for Thanksgiving, please take time to remember those in need in our community. Here are a few ways to help make Thanksgiving special for all:

Human Needs Food Pantry

thanksgivingAs you plan your Thanksgiving meal, consider picking up a few extra items and donating them to our local food pantry. Frozen turkeys will be accepted starting November 15, but they will take non-perishable Thanksgiving foods now, such as stuffing mix, canned cranberry sauce, gravy packets, canned pie filling, boxed pie crust mix. The pantry will be open on Saturday, November 12, from 10 – 12 pm for donation drop-offs at 9 Label Street and every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 am to noon. Prefer to make an easy, secure online donation?  Click here to make a donation.


Following up on its huge success the last 3 years, the Montclair Bikery’s 4th Annual Turkey Ride to collect turkeys for the Human Needs Food Pantry will take place on Sunday, November 20.  Cyclists will meet at the Montclair Bikery at 145 Valley Road at 9 am and ride a new, flat, 15-mile circuitous route to the Brookdale Shoprite on Broad Street, Bloomfield, where they will buy frozen turkeys, and deliver them (by bike) to the Human Needs Food Pantry in Montclair. The Human Needs Food Pantry will be distributing over 1000 turkeys and all the fixings for a Thanksgiving feast to their clients the week of Nov. 21. Register online here.

Community Food Bank of New Jersey


Celebrating the holidays when there are no resources to make them special is hard, but you can help thousands of families and individuals in New Jersey share in a traditional Thanksgiving meal. On Saturday, November 19, Community Food Bank of NJ staff and volunteers will be at the Ridgewood Avenue Train Station in Glen Ridge on Sunday, November 20 at First Congregational Church of Montclair (40 S. Fullerton Street) from 9 am to 2 pm. Here’s a list of the most-needed items.

Toni’s Kitchen

toni's kitchen

In this month when we give thanks, remember to donate to Toni’s Kitchen to help the organization to fulfill its mission of providing nutritious meals and other important services to the needy in our community. Food donations are always welcome, just follow the guidelines listed here. You can also make monetary donations here.

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