Food drop offs

The following locations will accept food donation drop offs
  • Beacon Awards - 285 Route 35
  • Twin Boro Copper Rehab - 315 Route 35
  • Crown Tire - 300 Route 36
  • Jacques Reception Center - 500 Palmer Ave
  • Middletown Arts Center - 36 Church St
  • Mike's Barber Shop - 669 Newman Springs Rd
  • Talercio's Deli - Union Square Mall

    Holiday setup/delivery - volunteers needed

    Volunteers needed for holiday setup/delivery!
    Meet at New Moummouth Baptist Chruch (APR/GYM)
    At the corner of Cherry Tree Farm Rd & New Mounmouth Rd

    Thursday Nov 17th 4pm - Room setup
    Friday Nov 18th 8:30am - 4pm Food drop off & sorting
    Friday Nov 18th 6:30pm - Food basket assembly
    Saturday Nov 19st 7am - Turkey drop off
    Saturday Nov 19st 8am - Food basket delivery

    Wed Dec 14th 4pm Room setup
    Thu Dec 15th 8:30am-4pm - Food drop off & sorting of food & toys
    Fri Dec 16th 8am Food pickup, sorting & packing
    Fri Dec 16th 6:30pm - Food basket assembly
    Sat Dec 17th 7am - Turkey Drop Off
    Sat Dec 17th 8am - Food basket delivery

                     Middletown Helps Its Own is a truly unique organization. We function as an umbrella organization which coordinates the efforts of many other organizations and hundreds of volunteers, from school children to senior citizens, on behalf of our neighbors who are in need
                    Middletown Helps Its Own was organized in 1964 by a group of thirteen community and civic organizations as the result of a series of community meetings sponsored by the Courier newspaper regarding coordination of help to the Township’s needy families.

                    MHIO’s purpose was to insure that every needy family in Middletown received assistance at Christmas time. Its aim was to eliminate the duplication of effort that typically occurs when many well meaning groups are all attempting to accomplish the same objectives without coordinating with each other.
                    In our first years of operation, Middletown Helps Its Own distributed food baskets to less than 50 families. Four decades later, this number has increased to about 300 families at Christmas and a Thanksgiving basket program has been added which reaches about 250 families. Ours is the largest program of its kind in our area. The cost of these programs to our organization is over $30,000 each year. The value of the food, toys and clothing which are donated to us and added to what we buy brings the total value of our distributions to over $40,000.
                    Businesses, community organizations, schools, scouts and ordinary citizens living in Middletown all pitch in to provide food, toys, clothing and cash donations to help make each holiday season brighter for our neighbors in need. Deliveries of the gift baskets are handled by volunteers from our member organizations.

    Contact Information

    President- Don Skrivanek

    Phone- 732-787-3604

    E-mail- MHIO65@gmail.com


    "Help Us Help Your Neighbor"

    Middletown Helps Its Own  |  P.O. BOX 105  |  Port Monmouth, NJ   07758