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Last Updated: 03/30/2022

Cross County Connection

  • Microsoft Word - Food Pantries List (1) (driveless.com)
  • Students in Atlatnic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties
  • A PDF of food pantries that are located along various Cross Country Connection low-cost shuttle routes. Includes information about hours, service times, and any requirements for each pantry.
  • Review the list for the pantry location(s) most convenient for you based on location & eligibility criteria. If indicated, contact the pantry prior to visiting; otherwise, visit the pantry during its hours of operation. Bring any required documentation indicated in their profile.

United Community Corporation Food & Clothing Pantry

  • Food & Clothing Pantry - (uccnewark.org)
  • Students in Newark, NJ
  • A pantry that provides one monthly package of non-persihable groceries and fresh produce to eligible individuals and families. Requires a government ID, social security card, and proof of recent residency
  • Bring a government ID, social security card, and proof of recent residency to the pantry during its hours of operation, both provided here.

Essex County Food Resource Directory

  • Essex-County-Food-Pantries-pdf.pdf (essexcountynj.org)
  • Students in Essex County
  • A PDF of food pantries, food banks, and soup kitchens located in Essex County. Includes location, phone number, and distribution hours
  • Review the list for the pantry location(s) most convenient for you. If indicated, contact the pantry prior to visiting; otherwise, visit the pantry during its hours of operation.

Gateway Community Action Partnership Emergency Asssitance Food Pantry

Hunger Free America: National Hunger Hotline

  • All students
  • A phone hotline for individuals and families looking for food resources, including emergency food, government assistance, and other social services.
  • Call 1-866-348-6479(English) or 1-877-842-6273 (Spanish)

WIC

  • Department of Health | WIC | How to Apply for WIC (state.nj.us)
  • Parenting students
  • A food benefit for women who are pregnant, recently had a child, or are breastfeeding as well as infants and children under five. Includes vouchers for foods on the Approved Food List, such as milk, cheese, eggs, cereals, etc. as well as cash vouchers for fresh, canned, or frozen fruits and vegetables at both stores and farmers' markets.
  • Review the Required Documents under What to Bring to a WIC Appointment. Next, to identify the location most convenient for you, click on the link labeled "contacting your local WIC agency or WIC clinic office." There is a list as well as an interactive map. Set up an appointment by contacting the selected office at the phone number or email listed in their profile.

Eva's Village Community Kitchen

  • Eva's Community Kitchen (evasvillage.org)
  • Students in Paterson, NJ
  • Traditionally offers a sit-down breakfast and lunch service. Due to COVID-19, is now offering to-go meals. No breakfast on Fridays; however, extra meals are given at lunch on Fridays to help carry through the weekend
  • Visit the location provided during the listed hours of operation.

The Hoboken Shelter

  • Food and Shelter — Hoboken Homeless Shelter (hobokenshelter.org)
  • Students in Hoboken
  • Daily breakfast and brown-bagged lunches for 50 guests. Additional breakfast offered during morning drop-in as well as a hot lunch and a hot dinner for "street-dwelling homeless, shelter guests, and working poor."
  • Contact Ana Prado at the email provided for information about meal service times & requirements.

Nourish NJ Free Farmer's Markets

  • nourish.NJ : What We Do : Overview (nourishnj.org)
  • Students in Morristown
  • The Free Farmer's Markets provide fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy items, and meat multiple times per week.
  • Contact the organization at the phone number provided for information about Free Farmers Market dates & times.

Warren County Food Pantry Directory

  • Food Pantries | Warren County, NJ (warrencountynj.gov)
  • Students in Warren, Morris, and Sussex Counties
  • A listing of food pantries in Warren County. Includes location, distribution hours, phone number, and any COVID-related requirements
  • Review the list for the pantry location(s) most convenient for you. If indicated, contact the pantry prior to visiting; otherwise, visit the pantry during its hours of operation. Bring any required documentation indicated in their profile.

New Jersey County Food Resources

  • NJ County Food Resources (hcdnnj.org)
  • All students
  • A webpage linking to food resources for each New Jersey county. Listings contain location, phone #, hours, and website for each resource
  • Review the list for the pantry location(s) most convenient for you. If indicated, contact the pantry prior to visiting; otherwise, visit the pantry during its hours of operation. Bring any required documentation indicated in their profile.

Interfaith Food Pantry Network

The Flemington Area Food Pantry

  • Need Help? — Flemington Food Pantry
  • Students in Hunterdon County
  • Pantry clients receive a menu of protein, fresh produce, canned goods, pantry items, and toiletries from which to choose. Ordering can be completed online or at the pantry. Two visits per month. Eligibility is 185% of federal poverty level or participation in public benefits, such as SNAP or TANF. No documents required for eligibility
  • Review the eligibility criteria provided. Then visit the pantry at the location provided during its hours of operation

Rutgers University Local Pantries

  • All students
  • A directory of food pantries for each of New Jersey's counties. Listings include a link to the organization as well as their city and phone number.
  • Select your county from the list. Identify the location(s) in your community. Call or visit their website (if provided) for any pantry-specific requirements or application process.

The Food Bank Network of Somerset County

  • Food Bank Network of Somerset County :: Need Help? (somersetfoodbank.org)
  • Students in Somerset County
  • Information about a network of food pantries for Somerset County families. New clients need to provide a home address and proof of residency.
  • Review the pantry locations and hours for the one most convenient for you. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the application form under New Clients. Complete the form as fully as possible. Bring the form and a proof of residency (e.g., driver's license, utility bill, bank statement) with you when you visit the location you've selected.

Bergen County Food Pantries

  • Food Pantries (bergen.nj.us)
  • Students in Bergen County
  • PDF listing food pantries in Bergen County. Each listing includes address, eligibility criteria, service area, hours of operation, and phone number.
  • Review the list for the pantry location(s) most convenient for you. If indicated, contact the pantry prior to visiting; otherwise, visit the pantry during its hours of operation. Bring any required documentation indicated in their profile.

St. Joseph Social Service Center

  • Food Pantry - St. Joseph Social Service Center, Elizabeth, NJ (sjeliz.org)
  • Students in Elizabeth
  • A food pantry and soup kitchen for clients in the Elizabeth area. Their website also includes a transit map with additional food pantry listings, which include service hours, location, and phone number.
  • Visit the pantry at the location provided during its hours of operation. Also, review the Click Here link at the bottom of the page next to the words "City of Elizabeth Transit and Food Provider Map" for additional food distribution locations. Follow the instructions in each organization's profile to access their services.

HomeFront

  • Client: Food , Furniture and Other Stuff | HomeFront NJ
  • Students in Central New Jersey
  • Three food pantries for HomeFront clients. Families are allowed one visit per 30 days and will receive sufficient food for a family of four for one week. The Double Helpings program also provides weekly food bags and three hot meals to families experiencing homelessness living in local motels along the Route 1 corridor and in Ewing. Must be enrolled as a HomeFront client. Contact HomeFront at 609-989-9417 ext. 101 or homefront@homefrontnj.orgto initiate this process.

foodpantries.org

  • New Jersey Food Pantries | Food Banks, Food Pantries, Food Assistance in New Jersey
  • All students
  • A directory of food pantries, soup kitchens, and similar assistance organized by city. Listings include address, phone number, a brief description, and a link to the organization.
  • Click on your city and review the locations for the one(s) most convenient for you. Call the phone number in their profile or visit their website (if available) for information about any requirements or application process.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton

  • Housing & Food - Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton (catholiccharitiestrenton.org)
  • Students in Burlington, Mercer, Ocean, and Monmouth counties
  • Offers three food pantries for clients as well as SNAP outreach, education, and enrollment assistance
  • Review the list of required documents listed in the bullet points under the words "You need to bring." Contact the organization at 1-800-360-7711to see if an appointment is needed for new clients. If not, visit the pantry location most convenient for you during its hours of operation. Bring all required documents to the visit.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Camden

  • https://catholiccharitiescamden.org/
  • Students in Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties
  • Unspecified food programs
  • Call856-342-4100 provided for information about pantry locations and SNAP enrollment assistance.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Metuchen

  • The Food Pantry - Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen - Perth Amboy, NJ (ccdom.org)
  • Students in Warren County
  • The pantry provides a once per month supply of groceries to last five to seven days. The pantry serves Warren County residents whose income is not more than 200% of the federal poverty line.
  • Visit the pantry at the location provided during its hours of operation. Bring the following required documents to your first visit: proof of identification and residency and source of income for all members of the household.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Paterson

  • Catholic Family and Community Services (CFCS) - Catholic Charities, Diocese of Paterson - Clifton, New Jersey (ccpaterson.org)
  • Students in Sussex, Morris, and Passaic counties
  • Offers a consumers' choice food pantry. Allotment is usually sufficient food for a family for one week.
    Click Food Pantries under the What We Do heading. This will take you to the Paterson location. Scroll down and on the left side of the page, under Feeding the Hungry, there are links to the Morris and Sussex County food pantries.
  • Select the pantry most convenient for you and visit their page for hours of operation, required documents, and contact information.

Trenton Area Free Food Resources

  • Trenton Area Free Food Resources (trentonhealthteam.github.io)
  • Students in Trenton Area
  • A searchable directory of free food resources. Includes location, distribution times, a phone number, and (when available) a website or contact person. Results can be filtered by service days, time of day, eligibility (when included), and pantry/meal.
  • Use the search tool to identify the food resource location(s) most convenient for you. You can use keywords or the map to search. You can also filter results by service dates and times, distribution type (e.g., pantry or grab-and-go meals), and any client restrictions. If indicated, contact the location(s) prior to visiting; otherwise, visit during hours of operation and bring any required documents listed in their profile.

Fulfill NJ

  • Get Help - Fulfill NJ
  • Students in Ocean and Monmouth Counties
  • Fulfill NJ supports food pantries (including mobile pantries) and provides a directory of pantries in Monmouth and Ocean County. Listings include the location, phone number, and hours for each service. They also offer child food programs and SNAP enrollment assistance
  • Click on the icon(s) whose programs relate to your need. Then follow any listed instructions regarding appointments, or visit the location for the program during its hours of operation.

Bergen County

  • Bergen County Food Security Task Force
  • Students in Bergen County
  • Includes a Google Map and static document of emergency food providers in Bergen County. Listings include location, phone, hours, and service type.
  • Scroll down the page until you reach the Resources heading. Use the map or the link labeled "click on this link" to find the location(s) most convenient for you. If indicated, call the location to arrange an appointment. Otherwise, visit during its listed hours of operation.

Center for Food Action

  • Get Assistance from CFANJ - Find a location near you
  • Students in Bergen and Upper Passaic counties
  • Currently operating as a drive-thru food distribution service out of several locations in the organization's service area
  • Click the Request Food Appointment button and complete the form at the bottom of the page. Food distribution locations are provided so that you can identify the most convenient one for you.

Montgomery Evangelical Free Church Food Pantry

SNAP Retailer Locator

  • SNAP Retailer Locator (arcgis.com)
  • All students
  • An interactive map of SNAP locations throughout the state. Includes retailer name and location
  • To identify nearby retailers that accept SNAP benefits, input locations that are convenient for you to access.

Gloucester County

  • Resource Directory • Gloucester County, NJ • CivicEngage (gloucestercountynj.gov)
  • Students in Gloucester County
  • A directory of food pantries in Gloucester County. Each listing includes address, hours, phone number, any eligibility criteria, and map.
  • Review the list for the pantry location(s) most convenient for you. If indicated, contact the pantry prior to visiting; otherwise, visit the pantry during its hours of operation. Bring any required documentation indicated in their profile.

Middlesex CountyReplenish Food Assistance Directory

  • Need Food Assistance? (middlesexcountynj.gov)
  • Students in Middlesex County
  • A directory of food pantries in Middlesex County. Each listing includes a contact person, phone number, location, hours, website (if available), and a brief description.
  • Click the REPLENISH Directory link. Review the list for the pantry location(s) most convenient for you. If indicated, contact the pantry prior to visiting; otherwise, visit the pantry during its hours of operation. Bring any required documentation indicated in their profile.

Somerset County Food Pantry Directory

  • FOOD BANKS / PANTRIES / SOUP KITCHENS FOR RESIDENTS | Somerset County
  • Students in Somerset County
  • A directory of food resources (including pantries & soup kitchens) organized by municipality. Each listing includes location, phone number, hours of operation, eligibility criteria, and website (if available)
  • Click on the arrow next to the name of your community to identify the location(s) most convenient for you. Call the location(s) at the listed phone number to schedule an appointment and/or confirm required documentation (if any). If no appointment is needed, visit the location(s) during the listed hours of operation. Bring any documentation indicated.

MEND Hunger Relief Network Food Pantry Directory

  • Pantry Updates - MEND Hunger Relief Network of Essex County, NJ (mendnj.org)
  • Students in Essex County
  • A directory of food pantries in the area. Each listing includes location, contact name, phone number, eligibility criteria, and hours of operation
  • Click the Mend Food Pantries button to view the list of pantry locations. Identify the location(s) most convenient for you. Visit the location listed during the stated hours of operation.

needhelppayingbills.com Food Pantry Directory

  • Free food banks in New Jersey (needhelppayingbills.com)
  • All students
  • A directory of food pantries organized by county. Each listing includes location, and most also include a phone number and a brief description of the service.
  • Click on your county to view the list of pantries. Identify the location(s) most convenient for you. Call the listed phone number for information about hours of operation and any required documents or application process.

New Jersey's Heartland Food Pantry Directory

  • Food Banks in New Jersey's Heartland | NJ Heartland
  • Students in Atlantic, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties
  • A directory of food pantries organized by county. Each listing includes location, and phone number. Some listings also include a brief description of the service
  • Scroll to your county and identify the location(s) most convenient for you. Contact the pantry at the listed phone number for information about hours of operation and any required documents or application process.

Jewish Family & Children's Service Rhona Fischer Family Assistance Program

  • Betsy & Peter Fischer Food Pantries - JFCS of SNJ (jfcssnj.org)
  • Students in Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester Counties
  • Three food pantries for individuals and families that offer nonperishable Kosher foods and personal care items.
  • Contact the organization at the phone number or email provided to schedule an intake appointment.

Community FoodBank of New Jersey Food Pantry Directory

  • Find a Food Pantry Near You - CFBNJ
  • Students in Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, and Union counties
  • Offers a searchable food pantry directory that includes location and phone number. Also provides locations and service dates for the organization's mobile food pantry
  • Enter your ZIP Code in the search bar to identify the location(s) most convenient for you. Call the phone number listed for information about hours of operation, required documents, and the application process. You can also scroll further down the page to view the location(s), hours, and required documents for the organization's mobile food pantry.

Food Bank of South Jersey

  • Programs and Resources - Food Bank of South Jersey (foodbanksj.org)
  • Students in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem counties
  • The organization provides several food supports, including after school snacks, school pantries, food backpacks, and summer meals for children. Their website also has an interactive map of food pantries and soup kitchens in the area. Each listing includes a location, phone number, contact person, and hours. Additionally, they provide a list of mobile and pop-up pantry locations and times.
  • Click the Find Help box on the left side of the page to go to the pantry locator map. Identify the location(s) most convenient for you and contact them using the phone number listed for information about hours of operation and any required documents or application process. You can also scroll further down the page for information about available mobile and pop-up food pantries. For information about the organization's food programs for children, call 856-662-4884.

South Jersey Dream Center

  • Assistance Programs — South Jersey Dream Center
  • Students in South Jersey
  • A grocery choice model food pantry that offers nonperishable goods, bread, fresh produce, personal hygiene items, and (when available) meat and dairy. They also frequently have pet food for indoor spayed/neutered pets.
  • Click the Need Help? link under the food heading and complete the application.

Washington Community Food Pantry

  • Washington Community Food Pantry
  • Students in Washington
  • Food pantry for individuals in the community. Individuals and families receiving SNAP, SSI, and WIC are automatically qualified. Others are eligible if their household income does not exceed the USDA Emergency Food Assistance Program limits.
  • Call 908-689-2547 to schedule an appointment and to receive information about required documents.

Lunch Break Pantry & Meal Service

  • Home - LunchBreak : LunchBreak
  • Students in Monmouth County
  • Lunch Break provides three meals a day Monday-Friday as well as a Saturday breakfast. They also have a client choice food pantry six days a week. Currently, services are to-go due to COVID-19.
  • Visit the location provided during the listed hours of operation.

Plentiful Plates

  • https://www.plentifulplates.org/
  • Students in Ocean County
  • Provides home-cooked meals for families in need. They have also temporarily partnered with a local food pantry to provide groceries with meal pick-up.
  • Contact the organization at the phone number or email provided for information about receiving meals.

NJ SNAP

  • https://www.njhelps.org/NJHelpsHomePage
  • All students
  • SNAP provides benefits to elegible families to help cover costs of food.
  • At the bottom of the page, click Get Started under Screen to determine if you are eligible for benefits. To apply for benefits, click Get Started under Apply.

Community FoodBank of New Jersey: Find Food

  • https://cfbnj.org/findfood/
  • All Students
  • A directory of CFBNJ partner food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters.
  • Enter your ZIP Code to find a pantry, soup kitchen, or shelter near you.