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)

Middlesex

Avenel

JOANN’S FOOD PANTRY at FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Site: 631 East Woodbridge Avenue, Avenel, NJ 07001
Phone: 732-634-1631
Email: CarolynStockl@comcast.net
Hours: last Tues of each month: 10-11:30am
Contact: Jake and Carolyn Stockl
Food Needs: non-perishables such as pasta, soups, protein items
Volunteer Needs: people to load, pack, shelf & deliver food
Volunteer Requirements: able to lift; driver license with vehicle
Special Needs: transport vehicle, funding

Cranbury

SKEET'S PANTRY -FIRST PRESYBERTIAN CHURCH

Site: 22 South Main Street, Cranbury, NJ 08512
Phone: 609-395-0897
Website: www.cranburypres.org
Hours: 3rd Friday of the month: 9AM-11AM
Church office hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm.
Contact: Jane Huff
Food Needs: tuna, pasta, rice, dried milk, beans, canned fruit and vegetables, hygiene products
Volunteer Needs: food drives
East Brunswick

CRISIS ROOM AT ALDERSGATE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Site: 568 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: 732-257-9920
Email: aldersgateumc@att.net
Hours: Pantry - Tues & Fri: 1-3pm
Clothing and Household Goods - Mon morning
Contact: Diane Hutchins
This site provides a pantry, rental and utility assistance for those with a referral, clothing and household goods.
Food Needs: non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: Contact site.
Special Needs: funding, clothing, household goods

Edison

NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

Site: 80 Jefferson Blvd., Edison, NJ 08817
Email: nbcn@optonline.net
Hours: 4th Sat of each month: 1-3pm
Contact: Lucy Mendoza
This site provides non-perishable food, clothing, and toiletries when available.
Food Needs: non-perishables especially canned meats, spaghetti sauce, & cereal
Volunteer Needs: workers in all areas of the program
Volunteer Requirements: a loving & caring personality

HANDS OF HOPE FOOD PANTRY @ St. James Episcopal Church

Site: 2136 Woodbridge Ave. Edison NJ 08817
Contact info: Jackie Goedesky, 732-236-3330
Email: jgoedesky@earthlink.net
Webpage: handsofhopenj.net
Hours: 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month - 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Food/Donation needs: Cereal, Tuna, Spaghetti Sauce, Fruit, canned vegetables, etc.
Volunteer needs: Saturdays and some weekdays - please call 732-236-3330

Helmetta

ST. GEORGE'S ANGLICAN FOOD PANTRY

Site: 56 Main Street, Helmetta, NJ 08828
Mail: Same
Phone: 732-521-0169
Email: stgeorgechurch@verizon.net
Website: www.stgeorgeshelmetta.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30am-12:30pm Hours: Tuesdays 10:00 AM - 12:00 pm
This site operates a small food pantry open to anyone in need.
Contact: Kristen Tabert
Food Needs: soup, tuna, chili, stew, mac-n-cheese, pasta, canned foods, personal care items, frozen items
Volunteer Needs: No Volunteers are needed to help supervise out pantry on Tuesdays from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Iselin

ST. CECELIA FOOD PANTRY

Site: Corner of Oaktree Road & Rte. 27, Iselin, NJ 08830
Mail: 45 Willus Way, Iselin, NJ 08830
Phone: 732-283-0150 ext. 22
Email: stceciliasocmin@hotmail.com
Hours: Pantry - Tues: 10am-2pm by appointment only
Contact: Terry Borg
Food Needs: non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: workers to pick up food at Community Food Bank
Special Needs: funding, laundry detergent, personal care products

Jamesburg

JAMESBURG PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH BOARD OF DEACONS FOOD CUPBOARD

Site: 175 Gatzmer Avenue,Jamesburg, NJ 08831
Phone: 732-521-1711
Hours: 3rd Sat of each month by appointment only
Contact: Church office
This site provides a pantry and prescription help when available to clients in Jamesburg, Helmetta, and Spotswood and a Christmas toy program.
Food Needs: all non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: people to sort, pack, and carry food 
Special Needs: funding, personal care items, cleaning supplies, diapers, wipes

Milltown

JEWISH FAMILY and VOCATIONAL SERVICES of MIDDLESEX COUNTY

Site: 32 Ford Avenue, Milltown, NJ 08850
Phone: 732-777-1940/609-395-7979
Website: www.jfvs.org
Hours: Wednesday: 9AM-9PM; Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9AM-5:30PM; Friday: 9AM-3PM.
Contact: Intake office for appointments
This site provides a Kosher food pantry, social services, Kosher Meal on Wheels.Immigration and Refuge services, counseling, support groups, career center, women's center.
Food Needs: pasta, pasta sauce, rice, soup, jelly, peanut butter, dry milk, cereal
Volunteer Needs: pantry organizer, shopper
Volunteer Requirements: varies with job; teens to adults 
Special Needs: funding


Monmouth Junction

SOUTH BRUNSWICK SOCIAL SERVICES AND SOUTH BRUNSWICK FOOD PANTRY

Site: 540 Ridge Road, Municipal Complex, Monmouth Junction, 
P.O. Box 190, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
x7674 or x7672
Email: lwolf@sbtnj.net
Website: www.sbtnj.net
Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm
Pantry - by appointment Tues: 12:30-2:30pm & Thurs: 9:30-11:30am
Contact: LouAnne Wolf, Social Services Director
This site serves South Brunswick residents only; it provides a food pantry, a holiday program for needy families during Thanksgiving and Christmas, and assistance with certain financial situations based on department guidelines. It is also a Salvation Army site for South Brunswick and Plainsboro, and through their guidelines can assist financially as well as send twenty children to a week long summer sleep away camp.
Food Needs: frozen food, non-perishable items such as beverages (juice, coffee, tea, water, parmalat milk), cereal, breakfast items, canned pasta like Chef Boyardee, canned meats, rice, potatoes, snack food, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, pasta sauce, canned fruits
Volunteer Needs: volunteers mostly needed during the holidays beginning in November and running through Christmas – Please call.
Volunteer Requirements: over age 18 preferred, able to do some lifting, sorting, & packing food boxes
Special Needs: personal care items such as shampoo, deodorant, lotion, napkins, toilet paper, paper towels, plates, utensils

New Brunswick

EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH

Site: 126 Lee Avenue at Rev. Dr. Lonnie Ford Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(at Rev. Dr. Lonnie Ford Place)
Phone: 732-247-2459
Fax: 732-247-7357
Email: ebenezer126@verizon.net
Hours: Soup Kitchen - Tues: 11am-1:15pm
Office - Mon-Fri - 10am-2pm
Contact: Rev. Dr. Clarence Brown
This site provides a soup kitchen, non-perishable food and clothing when available.
Food Needs: non-perishables
Special Needs: seasonal clothing, funding

ELIJAH'S PROMISE

Site: 18 Neilson Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 732-545-9002
Email: lfinston@elijahspromise.net (Lisanne Finston)
dlapp@elijahspromise.net (Diana Lapp) 
Website: www.elijahspromise.org. www.elijahspromise.net 
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-7pm; Sat & Sun: 10am-5pm
Contact: Lisanne Finston, Executive Director (extension 111)
Diana Lapp, Donations and Volunteer Coordinator (extension 117)
This site provides a soup kitchen, clothing, health and services outreach for people with HIV/AIDS.
Food Needs: meats, staples, non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: Contact site.
Special Needs: paper supplies

EMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH

Site: 1-3 Kirkpatrick Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 732-545-2673
Email: emanuelnb.org@gmail.com
Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 9am-2pm
Pantry – Weds 10am-12pm and 3rd Saturday 9am-11am
Contact: Vanessa Dunzik
This site provides a food pantry. 
Food Needs: non-perishables and frozen food
Special Needs: diapers, funding, personal care items

SALVATION ARMY

Site: 287 Handy Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Phone: 732-545-1477
Email: jeanette_lugo@use.salvationarmy.org
Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Food Pantry for Emergency cases ONLY: Mon, Wed, Fri 9am-11am (need photo ID, address verification and birth certificates for minors.
Contact: Captain Domingo Urban or Jeanette Lugo
This site provides a food pantry and Sunday services to New Brunswick, East Brunswick, North Brunswick, Highland Park and Milltown.
Food Needs: non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: Contact site.
Special Needs: funding

Old Bridge

BROKEN LOAVES AT CALVARY CHAPEL

Site: 135 White Oak Lane, Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Phone: 732-679-4837
Email: brokenloaves@ccob.org
Hours: Pantry - Fri: 11am-2pm & 6:30-8:30pm
Contact: Dave and Kathy Galya
This site provides a pantry, clothing, and baby items for pick-up only.
Food Needs: non-perishable and frozen food
Special Needs: clothing, baby items

Perth Amboy

MERCY HOUSE OF CATHEDRAL INTERNATIONAL

Site: 282 McClellan Street, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Phone: 732-826-0447
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Contact: Lucy Morales
This site provides a pantry, a free thrift shop, social services, and referrals to agencies.
Food Needs: non-perishables, bread, vegetables, frozen foods
Volunteer Needs: packers, sorters, fund raisers
Volunteer Requirements: age 16 or older
Special Needs: funding, transportation

SALVATION ARMY

Site: 433 State Street, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Mail: PO Box 613, Perth Amboy, NJ 08862
Phone: 732-826-7040
Email: ismael.correa@use.salvationarmy.org
Hours: Pantry - Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9-11am
Lunch program – Mon-Fri within the last 10 days of the month: 11:30am – 12pm
School tutoring program – Tues, Weds, Thurs: 4-6pm
Contact: Captain Correa
This site provides a pantry, a feeding program only available as noted above, and an after-school tutoring program for children in first through fourth grade.
Food Needs: all food
Volunteer Needs: helpers at the after-school tutoring program
Special Needs: funding

RENOVATION HOUSE - A SERVICE OF YOUTH CHALLENGE OF NEW JERSEY, INC.

Site: 200 Jefferson Street, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Mail: P.O. Box 1670, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Phone: 732-826-4565
Website: www.rhrehab.org
Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm
Contact: Pastor Paul Sears
This site provides an in-resident rehabilitation home for men 18 years of age and older for a 12 month stay.
Food Needs: non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: fund raisers, mentors to teach GED, job skills, & computer, transportation, doctors, nurses, & other professionals
Volunteer Requirements: screening of volunteers
Special Needs: transportation, storage space, funding, building materials, laundry aids, personal items

Plainsboro

PLAINSBORO TOWNSHIP EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY

Site: 641 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Phone: 609 799-0909 x1712 or x1706
E-Mail: recdept@plainsboronj.com
Website: www.plainsboronj.com
Hours: Office - Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Pantry - scheduled pick-ups alternate weeks on Tuesdays & Thursdays
Contact: Coordinator - Cindy Capritti; Asst. Coordinator Maria Benerofe

Program is offered by Plainsboro Township through the Department of
Recreation and Community Services. Application open to residents of
Plainsboro Township ONLY.
Food Needs: list of needed items is updated monthly on the township
website; information may also be obtained from the municipal building.
Items must be within "use by" date, where applicable.
Volunteer Needs: regularly scheduled volunteers help sort and shelve
donations, as well as pack groceries for pick-up. Seasonal volunteers
assist with holiday drives.
Volunteer Requirements: ability to lift and pack donated items;
application forms available from office or may be printed from township
website.
Special Needs: low-salt, diabetic items; shelf-stable milk

Sayerville

FAITH FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES – DAILY BREAD OUTREACH

Site: 2707 Main Street, Sayerville, NJ 08872
Phone: 732-727-9500 x1300
Email: evilla@ffmwoc.org
Hours: Call for appointment.
Contact: Rev. Elaine Villanova
This site provides food and referrals.
Food Needs: healthy canned or boxed food

Spotswood

CHURCHES UNITED FOR PEOPLE

Site: 250 Crescent Avenue, Spotswood, NJ 08884
Phone: 732-251-3242
Hours: Tues – Thurs: 9:30-11:30am & 1:30-3:30pm
Contact: Connie Stark
This site provides a food pantry.
Food Needs: non-perishables 
Special Needs: funding, Shop Rite vouchers, diapers, formula, personal care items

SAINT PETER'S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Site: 505 Main Street, Spotswood, NJ 08884
Phone: 732-967-4883
Hours: Wed: 6pm
Contact: Alice Ryan
This site provides a fellowship supper and emergency food bags.
Food Needs: non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: many positions available; Contact site. 
Special Needs: funding, diapers, formula, grocery store gift cards in $10 increments

Woodbridge

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF WOODBRIDGE FOOD CLOSET

Site: 600 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Phone: 732-634-1024
Fax: 732-634-6310
Email: gegoodrich@aol.com
Hours: Office – Monday ONLY 9-11am
Pantry – hours vary
Contact: George Goodrich
Food Needs: non-perishables

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH FOOD PANTRY

Site: 650 Rahway Avenue Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Phone: 732-634-7422 x4
Email: rector@trinitywoodbridge.org
Website: www.trinitywoodbridge.org
Hours: Pantry – Thurs: 10-11am (Clients must call Monday between 9-11am prior to going to pantry.)
Soup Kitchen – Fri: 11am-1pm
Contact: Catherine Karlick, Food Pantry Director
Fran Kurtz, Soup Kitchen Director
This site provides a pantry, a soup kitchen and a HUGS program supplying hats, underwear, gloves, and socks when available.
Food Needs: non perishables
Volunteer Needs: people to pack food at the pantry and serve food at the soup kitchen
Special Needs: funding, personal care items like shampoo and deodorant, diapers, hats, underwear, gloves and socks (HUGS)

Woodbridge Township

SAINT JAMES FOOD PANTRY

Site: 174 Grove Street, Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095
Phone: 732-636-6343
Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs: 9-11am; Thurs: 7-8:30pm
Contact: Peggy Catalano
This site provides a food pantry, referrals and social services for Woodbridge residents only; WIC services are available every 2nd and 4th Friday.
Food Needs: non-perishables
Special Needs: funding