Saint Barnabas
by-the-Bay Church 

13 West Bates Avenue, Villas, New Jersey 08251
609-886-5960

Pantry, Store, and More


Saint Barnabas Church in Our Community
God's work. Our hands.


“Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.”
"Where there is charity and where there is love, there is God." … Maundy Thursday hymn

"Life is short, and we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who journey with us.
 So be swift to love and make haste to be kind." …  from The Book of Common Prayer

"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin."
Mother Teresa of Calcutta


The Saint Barnabas Cares Food Pantry

The Saint Barnabas Cares Food Pantry provides food and personal care items to residents of zip codes 08251 and 08204 in Lower Township. If you are in need of assistance, please bring a photo ID and proof of residency (e.g., utility bill, copy of a lease) to the pantry during our open hours which are 6 to 7 PM on Tuesdays. The pantry is in our church hall.

Hunger never takes a break and we continue to need support. If you are able to make a food donation (non-perishable items only, for example powdered milk, peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce, and instant oatmeal), please deliver the items during our open hours or email the Saint Barnabas Cares Food Pantry coordinator to set up a drop-off. You can reach Leslie Flick, our coordinator, at lesbeth1@comcast.net or by calling the church office at 609-886-5960.

Monetary donations also are gratefully accepted and can be mailed to:
Saint Barnabas by-the-Bay Episcopal Church
PO Box 77
13 West Bates Avenue
Villas, New Jersey 08251-0077
Please make checks payable to Saint Barnabas Food Pantry.

We also appreciate clean, plastic shopping bags you want to recycle.
Our pantry and thrift store put them to good use all the time.

Thank you to you, all our helping neighbors, who are helping neighbors!

The Saint Barnabas Cares Thrift Store

The Saint Barnabas Cares Thrift Store
1300 Bayshore Road, Store #6, Villas
(at Matthews Avenue and Bayshore Road, Villas.)
11 AM to 3 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Closed on Sunday and Monday.
New and gently worn clean clothing and shoes. Fitting room available.
Nothing over $5. Cash only, please.
Clothing donations are sincerely appreciated and may be stopped off during store hours.


Saint Barnabas Cares Back-to-School Help for Children

Every August, Saint Barnabas provides school supplies, backpacks, and other essentials to local school children, whose families need a little help buying these items. This way, the kids have the supplies they need to learn, on the first day of school. Donated school supplies always are appreciated.

Saint Barnabas Cares Free Sunday Afternoon Concerts

Music brings joy and smiles to young and old alike. It lifts our spirits when we’re down. We are happy to be able to host these performances, especially in the offseason when not much is happening here. We also are glad that we can offer these concerts at no charge, so that anyone who wants to enjoy them can do so. ​

Saint Barnabas Church Hall

Different organizations ask to use our hall for the good work they do for folks in our community. A few of these groups simply are unable to help with expenses (e.g., heat, water, electric). We try to work with as many groups as we can, regardless of their financial situation. ​

The Saint Barnabas Cares Emergency Fund

Saint Barnabas Church has a very modest “discretionary fund” to help folks make it through a financial emergency. Please speak with Mother Lisa if we can be of help. We’ll do our best.​

“Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words.”
  attributed to Saint Francis of Assisi