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)

Monmouth

Asbury Park

LAST RESORT EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY AND SOUP KITCHEN AT TRINITY CHURCH

Site: 503 Asbury Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Phone: 732-775-5084

Hours: Pantry - Tues, Wed, Fri: 11am-1pm; Tues: 6-7pm

Contact: Chris Kristofer

Food Needs: non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: packers and people to run food drives

Volunteer Requirements: lifting in some jobs

Special Needs: funding

 

SALVATION ARMY

Site: 605 Asbury Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Mail: P.O. Box 527, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-0527

Phone: 732-775-8698 x12

Email: Leonel_Contreras@useSalvationArmy.org

Hours: Mon, and Fri: 9am-11am

Contact: Leonel Contreras Martinez

This site provides a pantry and social services.

Food Needs: pasta, rice, beans, soup, and other non-perishables, frozen meat.

Volunteer Needs: fundraisers

Special Needs: funding

 

SATURDAY SOUP AT TRINITY CHURCH

Site: 503 Asbury Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Phone: 732-775-5084

Hours: Sat: noon

Contact: Chris Kristofer

This site provides a soup kitchen.

Volunteer Needs: people to set up, clean up, cook, and serve

Volunteer Requirements: high school students and adults

Special Needs: funding

 

Bradley Beach

BRADLEY FOOD PANTRY AT SAINT JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Site: 605 4th Avenue, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720

Phone: 732-775-0161

Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-12pm

Contact: Richard A. Brugger

This site provides three day emergency food.

Food Needs: any non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: packing food in bags and stocking up shelves with food

 

Farmingdale

HOWELL EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY, INC.

Site: 450 Adelphia Road, Farmingdale, NJ 07727

Mail: P.O. Box 580, Howell, NJ 07731

Phone: 732-938-2368

Hours: Last Mon of each month: 3-7pm unless there is a holiday in the month, Next to last Mon of most holiday months: 3-7pm > In November & December the hours are 3:30-7pm.

Contact: Eileen Lukenda

This site provides a food pantry for residents of Howell and Farmingdale.

Food Needs: non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: sorters on Mon mornings and packers and people to carry food for clients on distribution days

Volunteer Requirements: 14 years or older, some heavy lifting

Special Needs: volunteers (!), diapers, hygiene items

 

Freehold

FREEHOLD AREA OPEN DOOR, INC.

Site: 39 Throckmorton Street, Freehold, NJ 07728

Mail: P.O. Box 1073, Freehold, NJ 07728

Phone: 732-780-1089

Fax: 732-409-7339

Email: freeholdareaopendoor@yahoo.com

Website: www.freeholdareaopendoor.org

Hours:

Pantry - Mon-Fri: 10am-2pm

Office - Mon-Fri: 10am-2pm

After School Program - Mon-Thurs: 3:15-4:30pm

Contact: Jeanne Yaecker, CA

This site provides a pantry, social services, an advocacy program, tutoring, and an after school program.

Food Needs: all non-perishables and frozen items, meats, and cheese

Volunteer Needs: pantry workers, food pick-up and tutors

Volunteer Requirements: teens and older, flexible scheduling in 2 hour time blocks for pantry (10am-12pm or 12-2pm), tutoring: 3:15-4:30pm, volunteer training program

Special Needs: funding

 

Keansburg

KITCHEN AT SAINT MARK'S PANTRY AND LUNCH PROGRAM

Site: 247 Carr Avenue, NJ 07734

Mail: P.O. Box 193, Keansburg, NJ 07734

Phone: 732-495-5227

Email: kitchen_at_st.marks@verizon.net

Hours: Lunch - Mon-Sat: 11:15 am

Dinner- Tues-Thurs: 4:30pm

Food Pantry - Tues-Thurs 12-2pm; Wed. 6-7:30pm

Contact: Nancy Mester & Doreen Minutella

This site provides a soup kitchen and a pantry; the site is closed at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Food Needs: non-perishables and holiday food

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Volunteer Requirements: some jobs require frequent bending over and some lifting of food cases

Special Needs: funding

 

PROJECT PAUL

Site: 211 Carr Avenue, Keansburg, NJ 07734

Phone: 732-787-4887

Email: projpaul@aol.com

Website: www.projpaul.org

Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 10am-3pm

Thrift Store - Mon-Fri: 10am-3pm; Sat: 10am-2pm

Contact: Sal Cortale

This site provides a pantry, homelessness prevention, and help with utilities, rent, clothing, and furniture; appointments are required.

Food Needs: non-perishables, especially peanut butter, and perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact Mr. Cortale.

Volunteer Requirements: age 18 or older

Special Needs: diapers, sizes 4 and up, household items

 

Keyport

KEYPORT MINISTERIUM FOOD PANTRY, INC.

Site: 10E Front Street, Keyport, NJ 07735

Mail: P.O. Box 35, Keyport, NJ 07735

Phone: 732-888-1986

Fax: 732-888-1986

Email: Registrar@keyportfoodpantry.org or director@keyportfoodpantry.org

Website: www.keyportfoodpantry.org

Hours: Tues & Thurs: 9:30-11:30am

Contact: Maria Connors, Director

This site provides a food and referral information for government and private agencies for specific assistance. Due to space constraints, availability of clothing and other items limited. Holiday food for Thanksgiving and Christmas provided to pantry clients. Christmas gifts (children only) provided via sponsorship to pantry clients. Spanish speaking personnel available.

Food Needs: Refer to "How You Can Help" on their website.

Volunteer Needs: Refer to "How You Can Help" on their website.

Special Needs: Refer to "Special Needs" on their website.

 

Long Branch

MEAL AT NOON

Site: 93 Liberty Street Long Branch, NJ 07740

Phone: 732-229-1188

Hours: Sat: 12-1pm (hot lunch); Wed: 11am-12pm (bag lunch)

Contact: Louis Armour

This site provides lunch only; it does not provide a food pantry.

Food Needs: Contact Mr. Armour for list of items.

Special Needs: Contact site

 

SAINT BRIGID'S FOOD PANTRY AT SAINT JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Site: 300 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 07740

Phone: 732-222-1411

Email: administrator@stjames-longbranch.org

Hours: Pantry - Mon & Wed: 1-3pm; Sat. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Contact: George Schwarz, Director

This site provides a pantry and hosts Sarah's Feast, a free community dinner, the last Saturday of the month.

Food Needs: Non-perishable items

Volunteer Needs: Contact Site. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. or more

Special Needs: Contact Site.

 

Marlboro

MONMOUTH WORSHIP CENTER FOOD PANTRY

Site: 37 Vanderburg Road, Marlboro, NJ 07746

Phone: 732-332-9600

Contact: Barbara Berman

This site provides a pantry, ESL services and transportation to ESL services.

Food Needs: non-perishables, perishables, and frozen foods.

Volunteer Needs: someone to help with heavy unloading of food during the daytime

Special Needs: funding; Contact site for further information.

 

Matawan

MATAWAN COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY

Site: 201 Broad Street, Matawan, NJ 07747

Phone: 732-566-2663 or 732-290-7518

Email: Tamistime@aol.com

Website: www.fpc-matawan.org

Hours: last Sat of each month except holidays

Contact: Tammy Cavanaugh

Food Needs: non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: food sorters, packers, people to help clients to cars with bags, and shoppers

Volunteer Requirements: Friday for sorting and packing bags, Saturday for help with clients

Special Needs: funding, hygiene & laundry items

 

Neptune

CHANT (CONQURE HUNGER & NEED TOGETHER, INC)

Site: 1301 Corlies Avenue, Unit 1B-D, Neptune, NJ 07753

Phone: 732-774-2712

Fax: 732-774-2710

Email: AnnieChant@Juno.com

Website: www.chant.com

Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-1pm

Contact: Annie Hainesworth

This site provides a nutrition program, a survivor skills program, a pantry, clothes, small appliances, and household goods.

Food Needs: frozen goods and non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: grant writer, fund raiser, food sorters, office helper, packers, unloaders, and someone to help in community garden

Volunteer Requirements: age 18 and older

Special Needs: larger building, storage space, transportation, and funding

 

Red Bank

ASLAN YOUTH MINISTRIES

Site: 255 Harding Road, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Phone: 732-741-7824

Email: AslanYouth@aol.com

Website: www.aslanyouth.org

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

Contact: Kathryn Eagles

This site provides an emergency food pantry, holiday meals, after school snacks during programs, and a camp lunch program.

Food Needs: non-perishables, frozen turkeys, canned ham, children's snack food, juice boxes, peanut butter, crackers

Volunteer Needs: drivers

Volunteer Requirements: age 18 or older

Special Needs: transport, storage space, and funding

 

HABCORE

Site: 740 Broad Street, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

Mail: P.O. Box 2361, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Phone: 732-544-1975

Email: info@habcore.org

Website: www.habcore.org

Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

Contact: Steve Heishman

This site provides supportive affordable housing for the homeless in Monmouth County including apartments and a boarding house that supplies meals.

Food Needs: any type of food - fresh, frozen, or non-perishable

Volunteer Needs: See www.habcore.org.

Volunteer Requirements: 18 or older unless supervised by adults; other requirements vary by job

Special Needs: funding, support of fund raising events

 

LUNCH BREAK

Site: 121 Drs. James Parker Blvd, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Phone: 732-747-8577

Website: www.lunchbreak.org

Hours: Office – Mon-Fri: 8am-1pm

Kitchen: Mon-Fri: 12-1pm

Pantry: Mon-Fri: 8am-1pm

Contact: Gwendolyn Love

This site provides a pantry and a soup kitchen, clothing, health services, emergency financial assistance, referrals to other social service agencies, and counseling.

Food Needs: non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: donations of money, food, clothing, and other resources

 

SALVATION ARMY

Site: 180 Newman Springs Road, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Phone: 732-747-1626

Email: Stewart.Dlrymple@use.salvation army.org

Website: www.thesalvationarmy.org

Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 9am-12pm & 1-4pm

Contact: Captains Stewart and Christa Dalrymple

This site provides a pantry, social services, and church services; an appointment is required for food and social services

Food Needs:  perishables and non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: varied positions available – Contact site.

Volunteer Requirements: age18 or older

Special Needs: funding, clothing and non-breakables (bins behind located behind the building), furniture (must make appointment for pick-up - call 609-599-9801)

 

West End

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY AT ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH

Site: 6 West End Court, West End, NJ 07740

Phone: 732-483-0360 x13

Email: svdp@monmouth.com

Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 1-4pm

Voice Mail - 24/7

This site provides a food pantry.

Food Needs: all types of food

Volunteer Needs: case workers to assess needs at home visits, office staff, and sorters after food drives

 

West Long Branch

REFORMATION COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY

Site: Reformation Lutheran Church, 992 Broadway, West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Phone: 732-759-4285

Email: reformationwlb@verizon.net

Website: www.reformationwlb.org

Hours: Tuesday 7-9pm and Saturday 8:30-10am

Contact: Debbie Keszler, Food Pantry Coordinator

Food Needs: juice, jelly, pasta, rice

Special Needs: personal hygiene items