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Supporting Our Resource Pantry

Our resource pantry is our central way of supporting local families, giving out food, clothes, and hygiene products. We collect almost all food and hygiene products, as long as they are properly sealed and well within the expiration date. Anything you can give helps, so please consider supporting us in our mission!

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* Please note the LINC Program Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all monetary donations are tax deductible under the proper section of the IRC.

Contribute Money

If you would like to support us monetarily, please see below to see the proper procedures. All donations go towards buying resources to stock and maintain the pantry, so your donation goes a long way!

Online Donations: We are currently in the process of changing online donation services, but in the interim, you can find a link to our Venmo to the left. To receive a letter from us detailing your donation for tax deduction purposes, please leave your email address or physical address in the description of the donation.

Physical Donations:  You can also drop off a monetary donation in person. In the mail slot of the United Methodist Church Office (1441 Springfield Ave, New Providence, NJ, 07974) located in the back parking lot, please deposit an envelope labeled “LINC” containing a check made out to “LINC Program Inc.” Your letter detailing your donation for tax deduction purposes will be mailed to you within a couple of weeks of your donation.

NOTE: The LINC Program Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all monetary donations are tax deductible under the applicable section of the IRC. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do my donations go?

All monetary donations go towards maintaining and restocking the pantry. Whether that means buying food, hygiene products, and cleaning supplies to make sure all families receive the necessary resources, or buying materials to help us facilitate our processes, your donation goes 100% back into the program.

When can I drop off money or a check?

You can leave money or checks in the mail slot to the left of the church office door located in the back parking lot of the United Methodist Church at any time. It will be collected and sorted the next day.

Can I specify how I want my donation used?

Yes, of course! If you would like your donation to go towards a specific item or project, just write that on the description of Venmo description, on the envelope of a cash donation, or on the memo line of a check. If you would like to make a donation in honor or memory of someone, you can follow the same process, and we will make sure the donation is dedicated to them.

How much should I donate?

Honestly, anything helps. Small donations add up to huge ones in the long run, especially in terms of the amount of meals we can provide. However, if you’re looking to sponsor a family’s needs for a month, they receive between $125-175 in food and products at each of our distributions.

Are my physical donations tax deductible?

Yes! If you would like to receive a letter detailing your physical donation to us, please email us at info@lincnj.org with your information. Please note, however, that we cannot place a specific value on your donation, only that the donation was received. 

Give Your Time

There are many different projects at our resource pantry that we would love for you to get involved with.

Sorting — Several times a month, we sort the incoming donations, check their expiration dates (if applicable), and get them put out on our shelves.

Distribution Prep — In order to get ready for our monthly distributions, we set out and prepare all of our food to be selected by our families.

Distribution — During our distributions, volunteers help to pack families’ bags of food as they walk along the line, selecting the food they’d like to receive. Volunteers also may help pack fresh produce items in the kitchen.

Giving Garden — During the spring and summer months, we tend to the garden located outside of the church.

 

 

Lend Your Voice

The easiest and arguably most important thing you can do to support us, is spread our message. Food insecurity and resource inequity is a growing issue in New Jersey, and many people are still unaware of its effects.

By following our accounts, liking and sharing our posts, and talking about us, you are getting our program out there, which allows others to see and support our work, and spreads the word about the resources we provide so we can support more and more people across New Jersey.

Please consider following our accounts on Instagram and Facebook, and interacting with our posts so that we can spread our mission even further!