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OVER 2000 PEOPLE PER YEAR HAVE BEEN SERVED BY 
THE FOOD PANTRY and  THE BENEVOLENCE PROJECT 

MISSION STATEMENT
To Feed and Clothe the Needy

 

Kings Things, a 501(C)3 not for profit corporation was founded in 1983 by 5 Swedesboro churches: St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (Now St. Clare of Assisi Parish), Trinity Old Swedes Episcopal Church, First Baptist Church of Swedesboro, First Presbyterian Church of Swedesboro and Bethesda United Methodist Church of Swedesboro.

Kings Things Christian Thrift Store and Furniture Store are operated by dedicated volunteers currently under the management of Carl Rainear. These stores have enjoyed an increase of 100% in sales over the past 10 years and are the main source of funds for the following;

  • Food Pantry

  • Benevolence Project

  • Thanksgiving Voucher Program

  • Christmas Giving Project

The FOOD PANTRY maintains inventories of donated staples from corporations such as Rastelli global, McKesson Drugs, Tyson foods, Goddard School and McLane Food Services NJ. Local groups such as the Columbiettes, Swedesboro Post Office, Boy and Girl Scouts donate food collected in annual food drives. Some items are purchased from the South Jersey Food Bank and some clients may also purchase perishable goods with a $20 voucher redeemable at Bottos Market.

Special Programs

BENEVOLENCE PROJECT:  This community outreach project helps clients in need of emergency funds for utilities, rent and even funeral expenses.

HOLIDAY PROJECTS:

Thanksgiving Vouchers: Kings Things issued vouchers in amounts ranging from $50 to $120

for holiday dinners. Also, Kings Things

purchased 55 dinners in 2020 from Acme

Markets

Christmas Giving: In 2018 Kings Things presented over 200 families, including over

400 adults and over 300 children with either a turkey or roasting chicken, supplies for

Christmas dinner and food for a week. Each

child received a minimum of 3 wrapped gifts

and each family received a holiday plant.

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