Easter Dinners and Baskets for Families in Newark

For over 20 years, PCM volunteers have provided food, supplies and money to families in central Newark at Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and the start of the school year. Children's clothes, toys and locally donated bakery breads are delivered regularly to families, battered women, a homeless shelter and a neighborhood Presbyterian church.

Every Easter, we provide meals and baskets to families in Newark. The ones who need it most are the children. We encourage everyone to include our families when shopping for Easter. Meal and basket items are listed below. Leave items in the Parish House kitchen, 65 South Street, Morristown. We can also use help assembling over 125 children's Easter baskets! Contact:  Jane

Easter Dinners

Please help provide dinners to 30+ families for Easter. Many of you receive "free" hams or turkeys - please consider donating them to our families. Monetary donations are also welcome. See Food List below.

Please bring items to the Parish House kitchen (65 South Street, Morristown) by the Thursday before Easter. Perishables can be placed in the freezer or refrigerator. Nonperishables can be placed on the table by the kitchen window. Mark all items "Newark."


Hams and turkeys
Eggs, bread, butter/margarine
Cans:  Green beans, corn, peas, carrots, collard greens, yams, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, apple sauce
Boxed: macaroni & cheese, Stove Top stuffing, cake mix and icing, mashed potatoes, cooking oil
Kids like:  juice boxes, cereal in small boxes, Jello, small cans of fruit/puddings, Parmalat milk, peanut butter & jelly, chocolate syrup
Non-food:  paper plates, plastic utensils, paper napkins, aluminum foil, roasting pans, cake pans

Easter Baskets for Children

We are seeking donations and help with assembly of Easter baskets for Newark children. 

Please bring donations marked "Newark" to the PCM Parish House kitchen by Saturday morning, a week before Easter. If you can help assemble over 125 baskets(!) over this weekend, please contact Jane. Bring the family if only for an hour or two. Kids love to help. 


We need BASKETS!
NO grass, stuffed toys or animals or candy!
Medium/large plastic eggs, jelly beans and robin eggs
Juice/milk boxes, nuts, peanut butter, granola, crackers, etc.
Little bottles of soap bubbles, crayons, colored chalk, balls, games, coloring books, puzzles, pencils, jewelry, clay, Play-doh, etc.

Also: Baby food, diapers, diaper wipes, baby wash, Q-tips, cotton balls