St. Mary's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, a FEMA-designated disaster relief site, will temporarily relocate its free hot meal service for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
From today through Monday, the volunteers of Mary’s Table will prepare and serve meals (dine-in or take out) across Bay Avenue at the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Point Pleasant Beach. Meals will be served in the Christian Education Building from 2p.m. to 6 p.m.
More than 5,000 hot meals have been served since the storm.
St. Gregory’s Pantry, located at St. Mary’s Church, remains open for the distribution of non-perishable food, household items and cleaning supplies during the following hours:
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
St. Mary’s Church and St. Gregory’s Pantry are seeking donations of gift cards and cash to be used by those in need for prescriptions, eyeglasses, sneakers, household items, fuel, change for laundromats, etc. Thanks to the overwhelming response by the community, no other donations are needed at this time.
Also, please see attached PDF regarding acupuncture services at St. Mary's.
St. Mary's has suspended clothing distribution until the current stock is sorted. Those in need of clothing, shoes and blankets are directed to:
ST. PETER’S DISTRIBUTION CENTER - St. Peter’s School, 415 Atlantic Ave., Point Pleasant Beach.
Clothing, shoes, cleaning supplies, diapers and personal items area available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Only donations of cash and gift cards are being accepted at this time.
HARVEY’S CLOSET - Harvey Memorial Church, 1120 Arnold Ave. (next to Dunkin Donuts). Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Clothing, shoes, boots and blankets are among the items available. No clothing donations are being accepted at this time.
"For years, St. Gregory’s has been here for those in need," says a prepared statement from St. Mary's and St. Gregory's Pantry. "Our volunteers are working tirelessly to meet our community’s needs. We will be here for the long haul. If we cannot address your specific need, we will do our best to refer you to the appropriate groups and resources."