Working to end hunger in New Jersey
through education, advocacy and activism

  • The NJ Federation of Food Banks provides emergency food to an estimated 830,200 different people annually

  • Over 1,190,000 people in NJ are food insecure

  • Nearly 400,000 of NJ's children are food insecure

  • Over 165,500 elderly and disabled people in NJ rely on SNAP (formerly food stamps)

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Bogota

ST. JOSEPH FOOD PANTRY

Site: 115 East Fort Lee Road, Bogota, NJ 07603

Phone: 201-342-6300

Email: mychurch@stjosephbogota.org

Website: www.stjosephbogota.org

Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4pm

Pantry: Call for appointment.

Contact: Mary Sause

Food Needs: non-perishables

Special Needs: funding

 

Fairview

CENTER FOR FOOD ACTION

Site: 239 Anderson Avenue 07022 

Phone: 201-945-5831

Website: www.cfanj.org

Hours: Mon, Tues and Thurs 9:30am-5pm

Contact: Jeanette Melendez, Site Manager | Cfafairview@cfanj.org

This site provides a pantry, referrals to other social service organizations, emergency utility and housing assistance, and budgeting and nutritional counseling.

Food Needs: See www.cfanj.org for most needed items.

Volunteer Information: Contact Kathy Mikula - 201.569.1804 x29 kmikula@cfanj.org

 

Cliffside Park

CHURCH OF THE EPIPHANY FOOD PANTRY

Site: 247 Knox Avenue, Church Rectory, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010

Phone: 201-943-7320

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm

Contact: Cathy or Jackie

Food Needs: no glass containers: non-perishables, especially dry milk, holiday items

Volunteer Needs: food sorters, packers, especially for the holidays

Special Needs: funding

 

Edgewater

HOLY ROSARY CHURCH PANTRY

Site: 26 Edgewater Place, Edgewater, NJ 07020

Phone: 201-945-6329

Email: holyrosary@aol.com

Hours: 4th Tues of each month: 11am-12pm

Contact: Deacon Bob Thomson

Food Needs: non-perishables

Special Needs: funding

 

Englewood

CENTER FOR FOOD ACTION

Site: 192 West Demarest Avenue Englewood, NJ 07631

Phone: 201-569-1804

Website: www.cfanj.org

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

Contact: Site Manager

This site provides a pantry, referrals to other social service organizations, emergency utility, and housing assistance, and budgeting and nutritional counseling.

Food Needs: See www.cfanj.org for most needed items.

Volunteer Needs: Contact Kathy Mikula:  kmikula@cfanj.org

Special Needs: funding (Ellen Feld: 201-569-1804 x 25); paper and personal care products, cleaning supplies, diapers, supermarket gift cards; See www.cfanj.org for additional items.

 

Fairlawn

FAIRLAWN FOOD PANTRY

Site: 8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue, Suite 112

Phone: 201-794-5333

Website: www.fairlawn.org

Hours: Call for current hours

Contact: Liz Maresca Twiggs

For Fair Lawn residents only. This site provides a pantry, referrals to other social service organizations, emergency utility and housing assistance.

Food Needs: Non-perishable (Cans, boxes, bags), no refrigeration, check expiration dates please

Volunteer Needs: Contact Liz at 201-794-5333

Volunteer Requirements: 15+, Monday-Friday 8:30am to 2pm.

Special Needs: paper and personal care products, cleaning supplies, supermarket gift cards.

 

Fairview

CENTER FOR FOOD ACTION

Site: 239 Anderson Avenue, Fairview, NJ 07022

Phone: 201-945-5831

Website: www.cfanj.org

Hours: Tues & Thurs: 9:30am – 3:30pm

Contact: Jeanette Martinez, Site Manager

This site provides a pantry, referrals to other social service organizations, emergency utility and housing assistance, and budgeting and nutritional counseling.

Food Needs: See www.cfanj.org for most needed items.

Volunteer Needs: Contact Jennifer Rothman at 201-569-1804 x28.

Volunteer Requirements: Contact Jennifer Rothman.

Special Needs: funding (Stephanie McCaw: 201-569-1804 x 25); paper and personal care products, cleaning supplies, diapers, supermarket gift cards; See www.cfanj.org for additional items.

 

Fort Lee

GOOD SHEPHERD INC. - FRIENDS FOR LIFE

Site: 1576 Palisade Avenue Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Phone: 201-461-7241

Email: gsfflnj@gmail.com

Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 9am-4:30pm

Pantry: Wed & Thurs: 10am-3pm

Breakfast, Lunch, & Activities: Tues, Wed, Thurs: 10am-3pm

Support Groups: every other Weds night

Contact: Nelson Rivera

This site provides support groups, individual therapy, massage therapy, dental and eye care, a pantry, breakfast, lunch, and speakers for clients with AIDS/HIV.

Food Needs: non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: kitchen helpers, fund raisers

Volunteer Requirements: age 18 or older

Special Needs: printing, funding, personal care items, paper items

 

Garfield

LOAVES AND FISHES INTERFAITH FOOD PANTRY

Site: 66 Palisade Avenue, Garfield, NJ 07026

Phone: 973-253-8557

Email: loavesandfishesp@aol.com

Hours: 3rd Sat of month: 10am-12pm

Contact: Jo Reinze, Director

This site provides a pantry supported by a Christian Volunteer Organization working toward easing the hunger problem in Garfield.

Food Needs: non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: fund raisers, rummage sale & distribution helpers

Special Needs: funds for a new building or a gift of a building in Garfield for services, paper products, toothpaste, hygiene items, cleaning products

 

Hackensack

BERGEN COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP SHELTER AND WALK-IN LUNCH PROGRAM

Site: 241 Moore Street Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: 201-968-0200

Email: elaine.miller@bergencap.org

Hours: Shelter - 24/7

Walk-In Lunch Program: Mon-Sun: 11am-12pm

Contact: Elaine Miller or Alison Dubois

This site provides a shelter for live-in clients daily and meals for walk-in clients Monday through Friday.

Food Needs: non-perishables, perishables

Special Needs: storage space, funding

 

FAMILY PROMISE OF BERGEN COUNTY

Site: 67 Orchard Street, Hackensack, NJ

Bergen County CAP Office: 241 Moore Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: 201-488-5100

479 Maitland Avenue Teaneck, NJ 07666

Phone: 201-833-8009

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Dinner: Mon-Sun: 4-5pm (every day of the year)

Food and other products, meal preparation, and service are provided by Bergen County congregations and groups through the IRF which organizes and schedules the groups. Site and program supervision are provided by Bergen CAP. This walk in program operates 365 days a year.

Volunteer Needs: congregations & community groups to provide, prepare, & serve meals

Special Needs: paper towels, paper plates, napkins, bowls, hot cups, cold cups, plastic knives, forks, & spoons

 

BUDDIES OF NEW JERSEY, INC

Site: 149 Hudson Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: 201-489-2900

Email: njbuddies@aol.com

Website: www.njbuddies.org

Hours: Office – Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

Pantry: Mon: 11am-2pm; Tues, Wed, Thurs: 1-4pm

Contact: Chris Chevermann

This site provides a pantry, support groups, counseling, transportation, an evening help line, and a volunteer program for AIDS/HIV clients.

Food Needs: non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: volunteers for mailings, food packing, office work, help with annual May AIDS Walk, and other work

Volunteer Requirements: age 18 or older

Special Needs: funding, hygiene items, paper products

 

CENTER FOR FOOD ACTION

Site: 316 First Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: 201-883-9375

Website: www.cfanj.org

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:30am-3:30pm

Contact: Jeanette Martinez, Site Manager

This site provides a pantry, referrals to other social service organizations, emergency utility and housing assistance, and budgeting and nutritional counseling.

Food Needs: See www.cfanj.org for most needed items.

Volunteer Needs: Contact Jennifer Rothman at 201-569-1804 x28.

Volunteer Requirements: Contact Jennifer Rothman.

Special Needs: funding (Stephanie McCaw: 201-569-1804 x 25); paper and personal care products, cleaning supplies, diapers, supermarket gift cards; See www.cfanj.org for additional items.

 

Little Ferry

ST. MARGARET OF CORTONA FOOD PANTRY

Site: 31 Chamberlain Avenue, Little Ferry, NJ 07643

Phone: 201-641-2988

Hours: 1st & 3rd Wed of each month: 10am-12pm

Contact: Corinne Wehrle

Food Needs: non-perishables

 

Lyndhurst

LYNDHURST FOOD PANTRY

Site: Lyndhurst Health Department, 253 Stuyvesant Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

Phone: 201-804-2500

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 1:30-4pm

This site provides food and toiletries to Lyndhurst residents only; proof of residency is required.

Food Needs: non-perishable foods

Special Needs: toiletries, gift cards to supermarkets, funding

 

Mahwah

CENTER FOR FOOD ACTION

Site: 90 Ridge Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430

Phone: 201-529-2029

Email: jjamesmahwah@msn.com

Website: www.cfanj.org

Hours: Mon-Fri: 10:00am-2:00pm

Contact: Jim James, Site Manager

This site provides a pantry, referrals to other social service organizations, emergency utility and housing assistance, and budgeting and nutritional counseling.

Food Needs: See www.cfanj.org for most needed items.

Volunteer Needs: Contact Jennifer Rothman at 201-569-1804 x28.

Volunteer Requirements: Contact Jennifer Rothman.

Special Needs: funding (Stephanie McCaw: 201-569-1804 x 25); paper and personal care products, cleaning supplies, diapers, supermarket gift cards; See www.cfanj.org for additional items.

 

New Milford

CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION FOOD PANTRY

Site: 256 Azalea Drive New Milford, NJ 07646

Phone: 201-262-5405 or 201-836-8961

Email: Ascension@optonline.net

Website: www.ChurchoftheAscension.org

Hours: 3rd Mon of each month: 9-11am

Food Needs: pasta, rice, canned meat, tuna, juice, cereal, soup, other non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: food sorters, packers, drivers, deliverers

Volunteer Requirements: age 14 years or older, volunteers with cars

Special Needs: funding

 

Palisades Park

CENTER FOR FOOD ACTION

Site: 451 Grand Avenue, Palisades Park 07650

Phone: 201-242-0018

Website: www.cfanj.org

Hours: Mon & Fri: 10am-4pm

Contact: Soo Eo, Site Manager

This site provides a pantry, referrals to other social service organizations, emergency utility and housing assistance, and budgeting and nutritional counseling.

Food Needs: See www.cfanj.org for most needed items.

Volunteer Needs: Contact Jennifer Rothman at 201-569-1804 x28.

Volunteer Requirements: Contact Jennifer Rothman.

Special Needs: funding (Stephanie McCaw: 201-569-1804 x 25); paper and personal care products, cleaning supplies, diapers, supermarket gift cards; See www.cfanj.org for additional items.

 

ST. MICHAELS FOOD PANTRY

Site: 19 East Central Boulevard, Palisade Park, NJ 07650

Phone: 201-944-1061

Email: SaintMichaelPP@aol.com

Contact: Patricia Miller

Food Needs: non-perishables, holiday items around the holidays

Special Needs: funding, gift certificates to Shop-Rite

 

Ridgefield Park

ST. FRANCIS FOOD FOR FRIENDS

Site: 114 Mount Vernon Street, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660

Phone: 201-641-6464

Email: QNCeleste65@yahoo.com

Website: www.stfrancisrp.org

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-8pm; Sat: 10am-2pm; Sun: 9am-12pm

Contact: Celeste Farrell

This site provides a food pantry.

Food Needs: non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: drivers, packers, food drive coordinators

Special Needs: funding

 

Rutherford

THE RUTHERFORD COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY, INC.

Site: 176 Park Avenue, Rutherford, NJ 07070

Phone: 201-933-1225

Hours: Mon: 2-4pm; Wed: 5-7pm; Thurs: 2-4pm

Contact: Gerard DeMatteo

This site provides a food pantry; clients must be residents of Rutherford and have a referral.

Food Needs: non-perishables especially cereal, hearty soups, and canned tuna

Volunteer Needs: Contact Mr. DeMatteo.

Special Needs: funding, personal hygiene products

 

Saddle Brook

CENTER FOR FOOD ACTION

Site: 224 Midland Ave., Saddle Brook, NJ

Phone: 201-703-9857

Website: www.cfanj.org

Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri: 10am-2pm

Contact: Renee Gordon-Johnson, site manager

This site provides a pantry, referrals to other social service organizations, emergency utility and housing assistance, and budgeting and nutritional counseling.

Food Needs: See www.cfanj.org for most needed items.

Volunteer Needs: Contact Jennifer Rothman at 201-569-1804 x28.

Volunteer Requirements: Contact Jennifer Rothman.

Special Needs: funding (Stephanie McCaw: 201-569-1804 x 25); paper and personal care products, cleaning supplies, diapers, supermarket gift cards; See www.cfanj.org for additional items.

 

Teaneck

FAITH and HOPE FOOD PANTRY

Site: Christ Church, 480 Warwick Ave. Teaneck, NJ 07666

Phone: 201-833-4502/3

Hours: Call and leave message for appt.

Contact: Mary Sue Kaplow

This site provides a food pantry

Food Needs: non-perishables especia

239 Anderson Avenue 07022