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)

Mercer

Hamilton Township

Faith Baptist Church Food Pantry

Site: 2111 Kuser Rd., Hamilton Twp, NJ 08690

Phone: (609) 585-9186

Hours: Pantry distributes food on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9am-1pm. Call for appt.

 

Hightstown

Rise (formerly Community Action Service Center, Inc.)

Site: 116 North Main St., Hightstown, NJ 08550

Mailing address: PO Box 88, 116 Main St., Hightstown

Phone: (609) 443-4464

Website: info@rise-community-services.org

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm

Contact: Leslie Koppel, Exec. Director

This site provides families and individuals with a food pantry, emergency shelter assistance, help finding a job, finding affordable childcare, summer program for children and domestic violence prevention for adults and youths.

Food Needs: non-perishable foods, rice, beans, soups, cereal, cartons of milk, Similac, baby foods.

Volunteer Needs: office help; food pantry, thrift store, food pick-up (holiday time)

Volunteer Requirements: 18 years and older

Special Needs: funding for all programs, food donations and holiday gifts.

 

Lawrenceville

LAWRENCE COMMUNITY CENTER

Site: 295 Eggerts Crossing Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Phone: 609-883-3379

Email: lawrencecomctr@homefrontnj.org

Website: www.homefrontnj.org

Pantry Hours: 1st and 3rd Thurs. 12-4pm

Contact: Christine Lee

This site provides a pantry, social services, and a summer camp.

Food Needs: canned food

Volunteer Needs: teacher assistant, food sorters, packers

Special Needs: funding, diapers

 

Trenton

CRISIS MINISTRY OF PRINCETON AND TRENTON

Site 1: 123 E. Hanover Street, Trenton, NJ 08608

Site 2: 61 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

Mail: 123 E. Hanover Street, Trenton, NJ 08608

Phone: 609-396-9355 x26

Email: marciam@thecrisisministry.org

Website: www.thecrisisministry.org

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-12pm, closed 1st week; See calendar on website.

Contact: Director of Food Service, Mark Smith

This site provides groceries to low income people.

Food Needs: low fructose/low salt non-perishable items, fresh & frozen food

Volunteer Needs: individuals to stock shelves, make home food deliveries, and work at the center one Sat per month

Volunteer Requirements: volunteers under age 14 must be accompanied by adult (Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Elizabeth Ferguson at cmvolunteer@gmail.com or 609-396-9355 x24.)

Special Needs: funding, food, and volunteers to help on projects as well as for weekly jobs

 

EAST TRENTON CENTER

Site: 601 North Clinton Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08638

Phone: 609-393-8009 ext. 221

Email: lleonard@habitatnj.org

Hours: Pantry - Mon, Tues, Wed: 10am-1pm

Narcotics Anonymous Program: every Fri night

Contact: Liz Leonard

This site provides a food pantry, clothing distribution when available, an after school learning lab, a Narcotics Anonymous Program and a winter homeless overflow program.

Food Needs: canned food, juice

Special Needs: a small van to pick up food & carry it to a homeless feeding site, diapers & wipes

 

JERUSALEM BAPTIST CHURCH

Site: 150 North Clinton Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08609

Mail: P.O. Box 3833, Trenton, NJ 08629-0833

Phone: 609-631-0355

Email: csampson11@verizon.net

Hours: 1st Sat of months with 4 Saturdays; 3rd Sat of months with 5 Saturdays: 11am-1pm

Contact: Clara Sampson

This site provides a monthly meal program for the community, free clothing and Thanksgiving baskets.

Food Needs: non-perishables

Special Needs: monetary donations to purchase, clothing

 

MOUNT CARMEL GUILD EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Site: 73 North Clinton Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08609

Mail: Same

Phone: 609-392-3402

Email: slmaggiomcg@aol.com

Website: www.mcgtrenton.org

Hours: Monday-Friday with exception of Tuesday afternoon and 2nd Thursday of month

Contact: Sister Loretta Maggio

Food Needs: peanut butter, canned fruit, soups, canned tuna and salmon

Volunteers: grant writing, computer assistance to update website, answer phones, data entry, run food drives or drives for personal grooming items; volunteers must be 18 + years old and work independently; some heavy lifting may be involved.

Special Needs: funding

 

RESCUE MISSION OF TRENTON

Site: 98 Carroll Street, Trenton, NJ 08609

Mailing address: P.O. Box 790, Trenton, NJ 08605

Phone: 609-695-1436 ext. 139

Email: See website.

Website: www.rescuemissionoftrenton.org

Hours: Shelter - 365 days per year: 4pm-8am

Soup Kitchen - Sun: 11am-12pm; 5th Sat of each month: 11am-12pm

Contact: Joyce Williams

This site provides an emergency shelter, food and clothing to homeless individuals.

Food Needs: perishable and non-perishable food

Volunteer Needs: workers to secure hygiene items for the homeless

Special Needs: funding for agency operation

 

SALVATION ARMY

Site: 575 E. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08601

Mail: P.O. Box 60, Trenton, NJ 08601

Phone: 609-599-9373

Hours: Office and Day Center - Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm

Contact: Captain John Ferreira

This site provides a day center for the homeless, a children's program, and Christmas baskets. NO food pantry at this site.

Volunteer Needs: help with youth programs

Volunteer Requirements: age 18 or older

Special Needs: funding

 

TRENTON AREA SOUP KITCHEN (TASK)

Site: 72 1/2 Escher Street, Trenton, NJ 08605

Mail: P.O. Box 872, Trenton, NJ 08605

Phone: 609-695-5456 ext. 101

Email: dennism@trentonsoupkitchen.org

Website: www.trentonsoupkitchen.org

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9am-5pm; Fri: 9am-1pm

Contact: Dennis C. Micai

This site provides a soup kitchen, clothing, social services, and adult education.

Food Needs: everything

Volunteer Needs: people to work on the serving line and to do pantry support and tutors for adult education program.

Volunteer Requirements: age 13 or over

 

TRINITY CATHEDRAL FOOD PANTRY

Site: 801 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618

Phone: 609-392-3805 ext. 100

Website: www.TrinityCathedralNJ.org

Hours: Pantry - every other Sat: 9-11am

Contact: Patrice D'Angelo

Food Needs: non-perishables, perishables, frozen food

Volunteer Needs: individuals to sort, pack, & shelve food, clean, and pick up food from the food bank

Volunteer Requirements: ready & willing to work

Special Needs: funding, storage