What Happens at Trinity

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh;

rather, serve one another humbly in love.”

Galatians 5:13

Community-Serving Programs

One way Trinity serves the surrounding community is through the Food Pantry, a program where we collect non-perishable foods for individuals and families in our community who do not have enough to eat.

How You Can Help

Food can be dropped off at 123 E. Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ between the hours of 9:15-11:15, Monday through Thursday. If you cannot make it during that time, please call the church office to make an appointment. Please only donate food that is non-perishable and has not expired.  If your group is planning a food drive, please make arrangements in advance for delivery so we have people available to help.  No weekend deliveries.

Email the church office or call 973-366-2821 with questions. 

Hours for Pickup

Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 11:30am

Monday - 3:00pm to 5pm

ID is required and you can pick up groceries every 2 weeks. 

Faith Kitchen

For over twenty-five years Faith Kitchen has responded to Jesus’ command to “Feed my sheep”

(John 21:17). The Faith Kitchen is an independent, non-profit organization that provides its clients with a nutritious meal and a safe place for conversation and assistance.

  • Twenty-two faith communities support the Faith Kitchen housed in TLC.

  • We serve nutritious meals provided by local churches and civic groups, free of charge, to all who come to eat.

  • We served 40,640 meals in 2015!

How You Can Help

The kitchen and its clients constantly benefit from in-kind donations by individuals, groups

and businesses.  Contributions can be made through payroll deductions to the United Way or directly to the Faith Kitchen.


We are in need of donations of supplies (dinner-sized and dessert-sized paper plates, plasticware, paper towels, toilet paper, paper coffee cups with lids) and also look for monetary donations.

Learn More

Check out the Faith Kitchen website for more information.

Hour of operation:

Monday-Saturday from 11:30AM - 12:30PM


Trinity Lutheran Church

123 E. Blackwell Steet

Dover, NJ 07801

Edna's Haven

Edna's Haven was established to be a place that offers a sense of community, belonging,

and temporary relief from the pressures of poverty. Run by the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris Counties, Edna's Haven was started with a generous donation from Zion Lutheran Church.


 For those who are not fortunate enough to have shelter, companionship, and bountiful amenities, Edna’s Haven is exactly what its name implies,  a haven for those in need, helping them network with social service agencies, find jobs and housing, and access the mental and physical healthcare systems. 


Edna's Haven's mission statement vows to

provide a safe and welcoming daytime refuge for

all in addition to:

  • Renewing hope

  • Giving comfort

  • Fostering self-sufficiency

  • Enriching lives

Edna’s Haven also provides case management services, job searching/interviewing skills, and free Internet access and computer use. 

How You Can Help

Edna's Haven is always looking for volunteers to donate their time and talents, and donations and bequests to ensure the continuation of this service are gratefully accepted. For more information, contact Sean Fortner. 

Learn More

Edna’s Haven is supervised by the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris Counties. The program coordinator, Sean Fortner, connects individuals at Edna’s Haven with social service programs that provide case management, supportive housing, medical assistance, and outreach services to those in need. 

Hour of operation:

Monday-Friday from 1:00PM -5:00PM


Trinity Lutheran Church

123 E. Blackwell Steet

Dover, NJ 07801


Sean Fortner, Program Coordinator