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We serve the Dover Community

We exist to meet human needs wherever, whenever, and however we can through programs that serve the mind, body, and soul.

Where do we serve?

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, Newton, Picatinny Arsenal, Randolph, Rockaway, Roxbury, Sparta, Stanhope, Succasunna, Towaco, Victory Gardens, Wharton and Youngstown.

The Salvation Army feeds an average of 156,000 every single day in the U.S.

In addition to addressing the immediate symptoms of food insecurity, our programs are designed to help identify and treat its root cause. This approach focuses on meeting the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of each person and helps move many from hungry to fully healed.

The Salvation Army meets the needs of Dover through:

Worship Services and Sunday School

Traditional Sunday morning worship combines music, Scripture, prayer, and preaching to honor God and serve as a time of reverence and reflection on the Holiness of God. The mission of Sunday school is to develop Christ-like character in ordinary people through time-tested spiritual disciplines of Scripture study and memorization, prayer, and activities.

Prayer and Bible Study

Mid-week Prayer Service and Bible Study meetings are designed to be both spiritual and educational. This program offers weekly time to study God’s Word and learn practical applications for the Bible’s teachings. It also includes a time of spiritual encouragement through prayer for the needs of individuals, families, the church, and communities.

Men's Group

The Salvation Army Men's Group is an International Fellowship of Men of all ages. It provides a wide range of activities based on these fourfold aims: Worship, Education, Fellowship, and Service.

Women's Ministries

The Salvation Army Women’s Ministries is an International Fellowship of Women of all ages. It was inaugurated in 1907 to provide a wide range of activities based on these fourfold aims: Worship, Education, Fellowship, and Service.


Social Services

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. For assistance, please schedule an appointment with our case manager, Fanny Torres at (973)-366-0764.

Seasonal Mobile Feeding Program

Feeding the hungry warm meals on Fridays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm from our canteen. Weather permitting.

Food Pantry

Our food pantry is accessible once a month. Hygiene kits are provided upon request. Emergency food assistance is made available as per need.

Diaper Bank

Our diaper bank is provided through the Morris County Diaper Bank. It is accessible once a month. 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 Saint 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 Sunday Soup Kitchen

Our soup kitchen is accessible every Sunday before service from 10:00am to 11:00am for those looking for warm plate of food to go.


Seasonal Programs

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.

Overnight Camp at Camp Tecumseh

The Dover Corps offers three different camp sessions: Music and Arts, Time Travel Champions, and Sports and Fitness camps. Spots are limited!

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. The Salvation Army is always looking for new partnerships! If you would like to support us in our effort, please contact our office.


(Please note that registration for 2020 has been completed)

Thanksgiving Food Basket

Clients active in our Food Pantry can receive a turkey and Thanksgiving fixings the month of November.

Back-To-School Back-Pack Distribution

Distribution of backpacks with school supplies. To register call the office during the August. Any donations would greatly help us in our effort.

Thanksgiving Breakfast

Breakfast will be served and packed to all those who come to our location on Thanksgiving morning at 9:00am.


How to register for the above programs?

Programs that require an application process include: Food Pantry, Diaper Bank, Back-to-school, Christmas, and Thanksgiving.

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)


Major Nestor Valverde, Corps Officer


Major Teresa Valverde, Corps Officer

Fanny Torres, Case Manager

Jennifer Sanchez, Secretary

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, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
...Diaper Bank Wednesdays, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
...And Social Services Fridays, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  Call us: 
(973) 366-0764

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