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Something to Be Thankful For in Bloomfield

Goodwill of township will provide a happy Thanksgiving for everyone


THANKSGIVING EVE - Wed, November 23:

Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green

147 Broad Street, Bloomfield, 9:30-11:00 am

Tomorrow November 23: A food pantry where people can come and pick up food and whatever they need for Thanksgiving.


Bloomfield High School

Senior citizens Thanksgiving eve dinner, 1:00-3:00 pm

Coordinated by the BHS the Key Club. 



Bloomfield Civic Center Winter Food Drive (Bloomfield Recreation Department, Human Services Department, United Way of Bloomfield and local food pantries)

Drop off at 84 Broad Street, Bloomfield

Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm & Weds nights 6-8:30pm

Contact Recreation Supervisor, Megan Schaffer 973-743-9074.

Civic Center: 973-743-9074

(suggested items: cereal, pasta, jelly, canned goods, rice, peanut butter, tomato sauce, canned soups.)


The Human Services Department Coat Drive

One Municipal Plaza, Room 213, Bloomfield  (973) 680-4017

collecting gently used coats that are distributed when families come in to pick up their food.


The New Light Baptist Church

91 Dewey St./ Dr. William C. Hall Drive, Bloomfield, NJ  (973) 338-5888

Basket donation


Nanina’s in the Park

540 Mill Street, Belleville, NJ (973) 751-1230

Food basket donations for people who can’t manage a whole Thanksgiving meal on their own.  Pick them up at the office or request a delivery. 


Human Needs Food Pantry

Food and supplies, including pet food, and clothing giveaway (call ahead to check times and days)

9 Label Street, Montclair



THANKSGIVING - Thurs, November 24:

The Town Pub

Serves Thanksgiving dinner to anyone who wants some company and cheer.



Saturday, November 26th

Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green

147 Broad Street, Bloomfield

Advent Workshop, 12:00-3:00 pm 

Arts and crafts, Care packages for the troops and wreaths with fresh greens. Refreshments and a holiday sing-along at 3:00 pm


Thanks to those who contributed to this article, including Bruce Arlett, (elder and voice of the Bloomfield Bangles) Paula Peikes, Human Services Supervisor for Bloomfield Township, Micheal Sceurman, Bloomfield Director of Recreation and Patch reporter Jessica Wolf.

“We come in contact with so many wonderful families on a daily basis and it really tugs at your heart when you see people struggling to make ends meet,” said Michael Sceurman, Director of Recreation in Bloomfield, said in an email to Patch. 

“The Bloomfield Recreation Board of Commissioners and staff members would like to give back and support our residents in need.  We have so many volunteers that help us coach teams throughout the year; it's our turn to give back!”


Laura Federico November 23, 2011 at 05:39 PM
This is fantastic!
Karen Banda November 23, 2011 at 08:25 PM
It's good to see so much going on in Bloomfield. Thanks for posting.
Geoff Gove November 24, 2011 at 04:33 PM
Thanks to all who are helping to giving more Bloomfielders causes for thanks!


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