Food Pantry

Please note that the food pantry ONLY accepts non-perishable food items and monetary donations in the form of cash or check. We DO NOT accept expired food, partially eaten food, toys, clothes, household items, or Christmas trees.

Food Pantry Donations

The Plainsboro Food Pantry currently provides food to over 50 families in our community. We are funded through a government grant and obtain food and monetary donations from corporations, community groups, and individuals. Our recipients apply and receive non-perishable food items twice each month. They are accepted as recipients based on income level and need. We are located on the plaza level of the Plainsboro Municipal Building. You can help by donating unexpired food or monetary donations in the form of cash or check to our pantry. Look for the bins located in the Municipal Building and Recreation and Cultural Center

Donations are greatly appreciated. The Food Pantry accepts a variety of personal care items, as well as, grocery and non-perishable items. View our complete list of accepted items below. If you are interested in becoming a Food Pantry volunteer or if you need further assistance, please email Food Pantry Clerk Erum Ladak or call 609-799-0909 ext. 1711.

Donate Items

Currently we have an overabundance of:

  • Canned green beans
  • Pasta
  • Canned Beans

Grocery Items Needed

  • Coffee
  •  Mayonnaise/mustard/ketchup
  • Cooking Oil
  • Flour
  • Juice/water bottles
  • Canned Fruit
  • Salt/pepper/seasonings


Items are listed from greatest to least need.

  • Soup
  • Nuts
  • Canned meat
  •  Sugar
  • Shelf-stable parmalat milk
  • Carnation/condensed milk
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Corn


Personal Care Items Needed

  • Adult incontinence pads
  • Body Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Sanitary pads/tampons

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap/body Wash
  • Toilet Paper
Cleaning Supplies Needed
  • Laundry detergent
  • Paper towels, sponges
  • Cleaning solutions