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)

Hudson

Bayonne

H.I.G.H.W.A.Y.S.

Site: 184 Hobart Ave., Bayonne, NJ

Phone: (201) 471-2635

Email: ann@windmillalliance.org

Hours: M-F 10am-3:30pm;

Summer hours (beginning April 3rd) Thurs 4pm-8pm and first Sat of each month 9am-12pm.

Contact: Ann Presgaves and Rev. Rose Cohen Hassan, CPCC, M.Div.

This site provides a thrift shop, emergency assistance to homeless individuals and families, support services, emergency food pantry.

 

Hoboken

HOBOKEN SHELTER

Site: 300 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone: 201-656-5069

Fax: 201-656-2400

Email: Jaclyn.cherubini@hobokenshelter.org

Website: www.hobokenshelter.org

Hours: Shelter - 24/7

Soup Kitchen - Mon-Sun: 7pm

Contact: Jaclyn Cherubini, Executive Director

This site provides a shelter and a soup kitchen (Communities of Faith for Housing).

Food Needs: non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: fund raisers and soup kitchen volunteers

Volunteer Requirements: age 18 or older

Special Needs: funding, storage space, hats, gloves, toiletries for men and women, women’s hygiene products, long underwear, computers

 

Jersey City 

FRIENDS OF THE LIFERS YOUTH CORPORATIONS

Site: 152 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Phone: 201-938-1419

Email: netbety@yahoo.com

Hours: Thurs & Fri: 10am-2pm (3rd week of each month only)

Contact: Annette Joyner

This site provides a pantry, clothing and referrals to social services.

Food Needs: non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: volunteers to pick up food from the food bank

Special Needs: transportation, funding

 

OLD BERGEN CHURCH - DEACON'S FOOD PANTRY

Site: 1 Highland Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07306

Phone: 201-433-1815

Email: oldbergenchurch@gmail.com

Hours: last Tues & Sat of the last full week of the month: 9am-12pm

Contact: John Brown (Pastor) or Mrs. Betsy Kishlansky

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: distributors on pantry days and someone to pick up food from warehouse

Special Needs: funding

 

OUR LADY OF SORROWS FOOD PANTRY

Site: 93 Clerk Street, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Phone: 201-433-0626

Email: ols9395@comcast.net

Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:30am-2pm

Contact: Alice McCoy

This site provides a food pantry, clothing and household goods.

Food Needs: non-perishables

 

SAINT ALOYSIUS FOOD PANTRY

Site: 721 Westside Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304

Phone: 201-433-6365

Hours: 2nd & 4th Sat: 9:30am-12pm

Contact: Carmen Dejesus

Food Needs: non-perishables

 

SAINT MARY’S FOOD PANTRY

Site: 309 Third Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Phone: 201-434-8500

Contact: Brother Lou Mauro

This site provides a pantry and clothing every Tuesday.

Food Needs: bread, rice, baby food, beans, pasta, cakes, turkey, chicken, other non-perishables

Special Needs: funding

 

SALVATION ARMY

Site: 562 Bergen Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07304

Phone: 201-435-7355

Website: www.salvationarmynewjersey.org

Hours: Day Care - Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm

Social Service: Mon, Wed, Fri: 9am -2pm

Contact: Lamont Cousins for Social Services

Maria Trench for Day Care Program

This site provides an emergency food pantry, NJ Shares intake, an Angel Food Ministries host site, clothing and furniture vouchers, Thanksgiving dinner, a Christmas toy workshop, and a day care center.

Food Needs: non-perishables

 

SHARING PLACE FOOD PANTRY at ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH

Contact: Christopher Greene

Phone: 973-309-0406

Contact: Maureen Cassidy, Executive Director

Phone: 201-963-5518

E-mail: chirstopherhgreene@gmail.com

Hours: Last 2 Saturday's of each month

 

TRINITY LUTHERAN FOOD PANTRY

Site: 122 Grant Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Phone: 201-435-9807

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

Contact: Ruth Trice

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Volunteer Requirements: age 18 or older

 

Kearny

RENAISSANCE FOOD PANTRY

Site: 22 Wilson Avenue, Kearny, NJ 07082

Phone: 201-998-9460

Website: www.cohic.com

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

Contact: John D’Alessandro

This site provides food packages every last two weeks of every month on Wednesday.

Food Needs: non-perishables especially pasta, rice, beans

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Volunteer Requirements: Contact site.

Special Needs: funding for shelves and supplies

 

SALVATION ARMY of GREATER KEARNY

Site: 443 Chestnut Street, Kearny, NJ 07032

Phone: 201-991-1115

Hours: Office – 9am-2pm

Pantry - Mon-Fri: 10am-1pm

Contact: Rebecca Escobar

This site provides a pantry and social services.

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Special Needs: funding

 

North Bergen

North Bergen FOOD PANTRY

Site: Gospel Tabernacle Church, 5029 Kennedy Blvd., North Bergen

Hours: every 2nd and last Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm

Contact: Daniela Colon

Food Needs: non-perishables

 

Secaucus

SECAUCUS EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY

Site: 101 Centre Avenue, Secaucus, NJ 07094

Phone: 201-330-2014

Email: lsnedeker@secaucus.net

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

Pantry: by appointment

Contact: Patt Jakubowski

Food Needs: non-perishables

 

Union City

PERC (Palisade Emergency Residence Corporation)

Site: 111 37th Street, Union City, NJ 07087

Phone: 201-348-8150

Fax: 201-348-0341

Email: info@percshelter.org

Website: www.percshelter.org

Hours: Shelter - every day: 6pm-7:30am

Office - Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm

Food Pantry: Wed 1pm-3pm

Soup Kitchen – every day: 6-7pm

Contact: Emory Edward

This site provides a shelter, a soup kitchen, food pantry, and a thrift shop selling household items.

Food Needs: non-perishables, perishables; See website.

Volunteer Needs: See website.

Special Needs: funding for the program, household goods for the thrift shop, other items detailed on website

 

West New York

NORTH HUDSON COUMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM

Site: 5301 Broadway West New York, New Jersey 07093-2622

Phone: 201-866-2388

Email: CAP5301@aol.com

Website: www.NHCAC.ORG

Contact: Christopher

This site provides a multi-service social and health care center including primary health care, addiction services, mental health, early childhood education, immigration, housing, tenant-landlord relations, emergency food and shelter, transitional housing, WIC, and job placement.

Special Needs: funding, help developing a new larger facility