Seeking Board Members

If you are interested in helping those in need, specifically those suffering with “food insecurity”, please consider joining the board of directors of The Delaware Valley Food Pantry (DVFP).  

DVFP is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has operated since 1955 providing supplemental food assistance to those in need in the Lambertville, NJ and New Hope, PA areas.  

In an effort to continue delivering on our mission, DVFP is looking to expand its Board of Directors to include individuals with a background in general management, planning, strategy, legal, finance, non-profit fund-raising/operations, and, who possess a dedication to help their community. The Board meets 6-9 times per year (virtually), and while not a requirement, most board members serve as occasional volunteers at the pantry location Cherry Street in Lambertville.  Experience in food pantry or other non-profit boards is welcome but not a requirement.  Board members serve on a non-paid, voluntary basis.

If interested, please email, including a brief description of your interest, background, and how to best contact you.  Please submit your interest by 4/15/2023.

Thank you for considering The Delaware Valley Food Pantry.

Delaware Valley Food Pantry is back home

The Delaware Valley Food Pantry (DVFP) is once again serving its clients at 1 Cherry St., Lambertville, N.J.

Volunteers finishing up a recent Saturday shift at the Delaware Valley Food Pantry. (Delaware Valley Food Pantry)

It’s been a challenging two years, but the Delaware Valley Food Pantry (DVFP) is finally back at home serving its clients at the CVS Shopping Center in Lambertville.

When COVID hit the community in March 2020 the pantry moved its operations outdoors and served its clients outside for two years. “In rain and shine, freezing and sweltering weather, we stayed open and provided food to our community members who needed it,” said C.J. Lonoff, pantry president.

In September 2021, DVFP was displaced after Hurricane Ida flooded the building’s basement and its electrical unit. Thanks to the generosity of the Centenary United Methodist Church on Union Street, the pantry moved inventory and volunteers immediately and began serving the community outside the church.

Read more at the Bucks County Herald.

DVFP Thanks Donors for Helping Homeless Flood Victims

The Delaware Valley Food Pantry Board wishes to thank all of the donors that gave so generously to aid the people rendered homeless by the flood on September 1. Due to their generosity, the Delaware Valley Food Pantry Board was able to donate $50,000 to the Lambertville Emergency Fund.

With these funds, each of the families that lost their homes at the Village Apartments in Lambertville were given $1,000 to assist with their recovery. The remaining funds are being used to help other displaced Lambertville flood victims.

Bert Johnson, President of the Delaware Valley Food Pantry, presents $50,000 to Bambi Kuhl, City of Lambertville, Director of Special Services, in front of Lambertville City Hall.
Several of the displaced residents of the Village Apartment in front of Lambertville City Hall after receiving their $1,000 checks.

Hurricane Ida

Senator Cory Booker Visits DVFP After Hurricane Ida Devastates Lambertville

Thank you to Senator Cory Booker for visiting Delaware Valley Food Pantry yesterday during his tour of Lambertville after the storm.

Beginning Wednesday, September 8th, due to electrical issues from the flood, Delaware Valley Food Pantry will be temporarily relocating (during normal pantry hours).

Due to our temporary move, we are not taking item donations at this time, but monetary and gift card donations (especially grocery store gift cards) are gladly accepted.

Donations can be made via Paypal at or mailed to Delaware Valley Food Pantry, P.O. Box 705, Lambertville, NJ 08530.

Thank you, our generous community, for continuing to support us during these challenging times.

11 Year-old Shows Us the True Spirit of Giving

An 11 year-old boy from New Hope, James Morwald, wrote a letter to his New Hope neighbors saying he wanted to collect donations for Delaware Valley Food Pantry. And boy did James rise to the occasion!

James, his brother, and his mom showed up at the food pantry with an entire SUV full of groceries.

In this photo, James gives a big thumb up after unloading the donations. A big thumbs up from all of us at Delaware Valley Food Pantry to James and the Morwald family! 

Delaware Valley Food Pantry celebrates one year at new location

The Delaware Valley Food Pantry recently celebrated its first birthday at its new location in the CVS Shopping Center in Lambertville, N.J.

While the organization has been feeding families since 1955, it opened its doors next to CVS on July 31, 2019.

And what a year it has been.

The first seven months were business as usual – and then the pandemic hit. The pantry closed briefly for a deep cleaning and then moved its operations outside for the safety of its clients and volunteers.

“We had to make numerous changes to our operations to keep our volunteers, clients, and suppliers safe, as a first priority,” said Joe McGrath, director of operations. “We made several safety improvements while still providing a continuous flow of much-needed food to our clients. We did all of this with a much reduced number of volunteers, as a number of our regular volunteers chose to opt out for their family’s safety.”

Ever since, the pantry continues to serve its clients with pre-packaged bags filled by its hard-working volunteers with additional selections of meat, dairy, and fresh produce.

Highlights of the year include:

– In the first six months of 2020, the pantry served an average of 1,267 people a month. This was a 25% increase in clients – the largest increase in any six-month period.

– Community support also increased to meet this new demand. Since opening in the CVS Shopping Center, the pantry has been the beneficiary of generous donations from local donors, businesses, community and religious organizations. It would not have been able to continue its work without community support.

– A substantial increase in adult and student volunteer applications.

– The pantry has a new website ( and a Facebook page (Delaware Valley Food Pantry) where community members can stay up to date on pantry news and current needs.

As it heads into their second year at the new location, the Delaware Valley Food Pantry’s “Pandemic Team” of faithful volunteers look forward to feeding all community members in need of extra food. They also want to thank all their local donors, businesses, religious and community organizations for giving them much to celebrate on their first birthday celebration.

View Photos from the First Birthday Celebration

Thank You Neighbors and McCaffrey’s Food Markets

Delaware Valley Food Pantry wants to thank our neighbors and McCaffrey’s Markets for your overwhelming support of the food pantry during these difficult times.In this photo, Jim McCaffrey President of McCaffrey’s Food Markets presents a check for $7,778 to the food pantry. This money was raised from donations made by customers at the registers of the New Hope McCaffrey’s.Jim is presenting the check to Bert Johnson (President of the Delaware Valley Food Pantry) and Joe McGrath (Director of Operations).Thank you neighbors! 

Karla’s Restaurant and Village Toy Shoppe Support Delaware Valley Food Pantry

Karla’s Restaurant in New Hope has partnered with Village Toy Shoppe to offer you delicious food AND family fun board games for take out and delivery! From 5/13/20 through Monday, May 18, 2020,  Karla’s and Village Toy Shoppe will donate FIVE DOLLARS to the Delaware Valley Food Pantry  for every game added to an on-line food purchase. Help support our neighbors in need and have a little fun, too! Order @

Bert Johnson, President of DVFP, and Joe McGrath, COO of DVFP, extend their gratitude to our friends at Karla’s and Village Toy Shoppe. Thank you so much!