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The Salvation Army exists to meet human need wherever, whenever and however we can.

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We are an inclusive community offering both church and social services. Anyone is welcome to attend our church services, we extend our hand of service to those in need who live in Arrowhead Lake, Baker Mill Pond, Beach Glen, Boonton, Budd Lake, Denville, Dover, Flanders, Hibernia, Hopatcong, Kenvil, Lake Hiawatha, Lake Hopatcong, Landing, Ledgewood, Mine Hill, Montville, Mountain Lakes, Mount Arlington, Mount Olive, Mount Tabor, Netcong, Picatinny Arsenal, Randolph, Rockaway, Roxbury, Stanhope, Succasunna, Towaco, Victory Gardens, Wharton and Youngstown.

Majors Nestor and Teresa Valverde, Corps Officers

Mailing Address:
76 N. Bergen St. PO Box 895
Dover, New Jersey, 07801

Phone: (973) 366-0764

Major Nestor Valverde. Corps Officer, Ext. 423

Major Teresa Valverde. Corps Officer, Ext. 424

Jennifer Sanchez. Administrative Assistant, Ext. 421

The Salvation Family Store:

  • 25 Bassett Highway, Dover, NJ, 07801

The Salvation Army of Dover offers a variety of services to our community. Our social service program helps meet the basic needs of daily life. We have a food pantry, diaper bank, and soup kitchen; we help with financial assistance for rent and utilities, temporary emergency lodging, and emergency vouchers for clothing, furniture, and prescriptions. Referrals will be given for services that The Salvation Army Dover Corps does not provide. Please call (973)366-0764.

Food Pantry

Our food pantry is accessible once a month on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

Hygiene kits are provided upon request. Photo ID and proof of address are required at time of pick up.

If these hours are not convenient for you or you need emergency food assistance please call.

Diaper Bank

Our diaper bank is provided through the Morris County Diaper Bank. It is accessible once a month on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00am to 2:00pm. The sizes range from newborn to adult diapers. Please call ahead to make sure that we have the size you need available.

Saint Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center

For help with pet food, the food bank provided through St. Hubert’s is available at our location on the third Friday morning of the month from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Schedule and weather permitting.

Community Soup Kitchen

Our soup kitchen is accessible every Sunday from 10:00 am to 11:00am. Meals are packed with juice and snacks and are given in a to-go fashion.

Summer Day Camp

The Dover Corps offers a camp program of 6 weeks. This program includes breakfast, lunch, and fun trips weekly! Slots are limited. For details on cost or dates please call the office in April. Employment opportunities as a supervisor and counselors are available for this program. Please revisit in 2022.

Overnight Camp at Camp Tecumseh

The Dover Corps offers three different camp sessions: Music and Arts, Time Travel Champions, and Sports and Fitness camps. Please revisit in 2022.

Red Kettle Effort

The Red Kettle Campaign is our biggest fundraiser in which we raise money for all of our programs through our bell ringers who can be found at various shopping locations. Show your support of The Salvation Army by volunteering or donating during this season. Employment opportunities are also available from November to December. Stop by our office to pick up an application!

Angel Tree Program

Our Christmas program helps children in need of gifts during the holiday season. Registration information will be posted on our Facebook page. The Salvation Army is always looking for new partnerships! If you would like to support us in our effort, please contact our office.

Thanksgiving Food Basket

Clients active in our Food Pantry can sign-up to receive a turkey and Thanksgiving fixings. Please call our office to inquire about registration during the month of September or alternatively check our Facebook page. Spots are limited.

Back-To-School Back-Pack Distribution

Distribution of backpacks with school supplies. Information on registration will be posted on our Facebook page. Any donations would greatly help us in our effort.

Thanksgiving Breakfast

Breakfast is open to all those in need of a warm plate on Thanksgiving morning.

At this time only a photo ID and proof of address are required to access the Food and Diaper Bank.

Programs that require an application process include: Angel Tree Program, Utility Assistance and Rental Assistance.

Client must provide copies of the following documents:

  • Photo ID of all adults (18+) in the household (license or passport, etc.)
  • Birth certificates for all children
  • Proof of address (lease/rental agreement, utility bill, and/or notarized letter)
  • Proof of income (award letter, letter from employer, 1 month of pay stubs or notarized letter)

Weekly Schedule

Via Zoom and In-Person Sunday
Sunday School (Kids) 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Holiness Meeting / Sunday School (Adults) 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Soup Kitchen 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Prayer Meeting / Bible Study 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Women's Ministries 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Men's Group 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Available once a month or as per need
Food Pantry... Mondays, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
...Diaper Bank Wednesdays, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
...And Social Services  

  Call us: 
(973) 366-0764

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