Bradley Food Pantry

Serving our neighbors in need with kindness, respect, and dignity for all.

The Bradley Food Pantry serves those in need in the central shore towns of Monmouth County. We provide bags of food and are open Monday-Friday, 10 to noon.

Help us collect 500 reusable bags by November 18

The Bradley Food Pantry is going green. We have launched a community campaign to collect reusable shopping bags. This month-long cloth bag collection is part of our ongoing effort to eliminate using plastic and brown paper bags for food distribution.

The Pantry has set a goal of collecting 500 bags to be distributed on November 18 when clients pick up Thanksgiving turkeys and all the trimmings.

The Pantry spends $2000 a year to purchase paper bags. We want to put that money to much better use by filling our shelves with extra food while saving trees at the same time.

Beginning in December, any client who brings a reusable bag to pick up food will be entered into a monthly drawing. At the end of each month, Director Linda Curtiss will pick the names of 3 clients, who will receive a small gift card.


Invite schools, churches, scouts, and/or community groups and clubs to collect reusable bags for the Bradley Food Pantry.  EXTRA: Expand the impact by asking for some toiletries in each bag: a toothbrush, soap, toothpaste, etc.


We are setting up convenient collection sites where bags can be dropped off. 
Right now, there are two official Bag Depots:

Bradley Food Pantry, St James Episcopal Church
605 Fourth Avenue, Bradley Beach

Monday-Friday between 10 am and Noon • Thursday: 6-7 am

Bradley Beach Public Library, 511 Fourth Avenue, Bradley Beach

Monday 9 am – 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am – 8 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 6 pm
Thursday 9 am – 8 pm
Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 9 am – 1 pm
Sunday – Closed  



For more information – or to volunteer – please contact us. And THANK YOU for your support.

Bradley Food Pantry   605 Fourth Avenue   Bradley Beach NJ 07720