The Epiphany Community Food Pantry (ECFP) is Epiphany Parish's outreach ministry to the poor and underprivileged. The ECFP provides non-perishable food and toiletries to anyone in their time of need, regardless of race, faith, gender, age, or background and no one is ever turned away under any circumstances.
New clients may register in person by visiting our Parish Office during our normal food pantry operating hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 2:00pm. Please bring a form of photo identification and proof of residence when registering with our food pantry office.
For more information, contact Debra Bonura, Director of the Epiphany Community Food Pantry, at 201-943-7320.
Founded in 2009, by parishioner Nicholas Sertich, the Epiphany Community Food Pantry has been, for years, a resource of help and hope to the underprivileged of the community of Cliffside Park and surrounding areas. Starting from humble beginnings, we have grown into one of the largest charitable ministries in our area, and certainly one of the crowning jewels of the Epiphany Parish community.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors and volunteers, each month, our program serves hundreds of local families by providing them with non-perishable foods, toiletries, and other special seasonal items, as supply allows. We also organize a number of other special events throughout the year, including our annual Lenten Soup Supper, as well as our special Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter programs, which distribute additional items to our client-families in need.
Unlike government-run food programs, the Epiphany Community Food Pantry does not receive any funding from the government or outside sources - our food pantry is stocked solely by our parishioners and friends. We are also generously supported by many local schools, churches, social organizations, and others who organize food drives and other fundraisers in support of our worthy cause.
Want to help us? We accept all donations of non-perishable foods and toiletries, grocery store gift cards, as well as monetary donations. We also accept during the holiday seasons of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, frozen turkeys, hams, etc. Please bring any donations directly to the Epiphany Parish Office or to one of the donation barrels located at the entrances of the church building. May God bless you for your generosity!
The Epiphany Community Food Pantry, a non-profit food outreach program of the Roman Catholic Church of the Epiphany, is dedicated to providing all those in need with a supply of much-needed non-perishable food staples and toiletries. The Epiphany Community Food Pantry aims to serve all people, regardless of race, color, faith, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, gender, veteran’s status, or age. We promise, as a Roman Catholic institution, and that in selflessly serving the needs of others, we will continue to be a beacon of hope, a light of charity, and a family of support to all those who are most in need in our local communities.