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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Bayville

POTTER’S PANTRY AT CEDAR CREEK COMMUNITY CHURCH

Site: 370 Nixon Avenue, Bayville, NJ 08721

Phone: 732-269-6204

Email: Potterspantry1@aol.com

Contact: April Ferrante-Church or Cindy Hickey

This site is open once a week to provide food and the church goes once a month to feed the homeless in Lakewood and Toms River. The congregation also collects blankets, gloves, hats, other winter clothing, and Christmas toys.

Food Needs: perishables and non-perishables

Special Needs: Christmas toys, blankets, gloves, hats, other winter clothing, funds for food and other needs

 

Beachwood

SAINT PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH FOOD PANTRY

Site: 130 Cable Avenue, Beachwood, NJ 08722

Phone: 732-349-0871

Email: office@stpaul-lutheranchurch.com

Hours: Mon-Fri (Call for pantry hours.)

Contact: Pam Donovan

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: Contact site.

 

Brick

CARE & SHARE PANTRY

Site: 236 Brick Blvd., Brick, NJ 08723

Phone: 732-451-0777

Hours: Pantry – Tues, Weds, Thurs: 10am-3pm

Office – Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm

Contact: Pam Cappibianco or Michael Sorce

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: Contact site.

 

OSBORNVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH

Site: 366 Drumpoint Road, Brick, NJ 08723

Mail: P.O. Box 4096, Brick, NJ 08723

Phone: 732-477-0324

Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 9am-12pm

Pantry – Call for appointment.

Contact: Jim Wilson

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: Contact site.

 

SAINT PAULS EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY

Site: 714 Herbertsville Road, Brick, NJ 08724

Phone: 732-458-2080

Email: office@stpaulsbrick.org

Website: www.stpaulsbrick.org

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm

Contact: Director of food pantry

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: Contact site.

 

SAINT THOMAS LUTHERAN CHURCH FOOD PANTRY

Site: 135 Salmon Street, Brick, NJ 08723

Phone: 732-477-5533

Email: office@stlcnj.org

Website: www.stlcnj.org

Hours: Mon, Thurs: 10am-1pm; Wed: 6-7:30

Contact: Donna Woodley, Church Secretary

This site provides a food pantry.

Food Needs: all non-perishables and occasional perishables (Contact site.)

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: funding

 

Forked River

LACEY FOOD BANK

Site: 102 Station Drive, Forked River, NJ 08731

Mail: 818 West Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ 08731

Phone: 609-242-2848

Email: laceyfoodbank@aol.org

Website: www.laceyfoodbank.org

Contact: Laura Caroccia, Chairperson and Harold Peters

This site provides food to Lacey residents; regular food distribution is the 3rd Friday of each month with emergencies served during hours noted below

Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-12pm (call first for an appointment)

Food Needs: non-perishable and frozen food

Volunteer Needs: See website.

Special Needs: See website.

 

LACEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FOOD PANTRY

Site: 203 West Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ 08731

Mail: P.O. Box 151, Forked River, NJ 08731

Phone: 609-693-5222

Email: laceyumc@verizon.net

Website: www.gdgm-umc.org/laceyumc

Hours: Mon-Fri

Contact: Rose and Howard Furbeck

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Special Needs: shelves

 

Jackson

JACKSON BAPTIST CHURCH FOOD PANTRY

Site: 360 Bennets Mill Road, Jackson, NJ 08527

Phone: 732-928-0080

Hours: Mon-Fri by appointment through Ocean County Hunger Relief at 732-505-4357

Contact: Pat Hulse

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: Contact site.

 

JACKSON FOOD PANTRY

Site: 10 Don Connor Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527

Mail: P.O. Box 1042, Jackson, NJ 08527

Phone: 732-833-6800

Website: www.jacksonfoodpantry.com

Hours: 4th Thurs of each month (except holidays) from 5pm-7pm;

and night before on Wednesday from 5-6:30pm for SENIORS ONLY.

Contact: Donna Sauers: Director@jacksonfoodpantry.com

This site provides a food pantry for Jackson residents only.

Food Needs: non-perishables, detergent, personal care items

Volunteer Needs: volunteers to stock pantry, conduct food drives and fundraise

Volunteer Requirements: age 14 and over, some heavy lifting for adults in some jobs

 

Lakewood

BETH AM SHALOM

Site: 400 Carey Street & Madison, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 732-363-2800

Website: www.BETHAMSHALOM.ORG

Hours: Mon-Fri

Contact: Barbara

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: Contact site.

 

CALVARY LIGHTHOUSE HOUSE OF BLESSING

Site: 1133 East County Line Road, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 732-942-1541

Email: cotterb@optonline.net

Hours: Fri: 6-7pm

Contact: Barbara Cotter

Food Needs: canned vegetable soups, other non-perishables

 

CHRIST UNITED METHODIST FOOD PANTRY

Site: 678 North Lake Drive & Fifth Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 732-363-8885

Email: umcnj678@optonline.net

Hours: Pantry - Tues, Thurs, Fri 9-11am

Office – Mon-Fri: 9am-2pm

Contact: Reba Morandi

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: Contact site.

 

MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH

Site: 143 John Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 732-363-9804

Hours: Pantry – Mon, Tues, Weds (15th to the end of each month only): 10am-1pm

Soup Kitchen - Mon, Tues, Weds (15th to the end of each month): 12-1pm

Office – Mon, Tues, Weds: 10am-1pm

Contact: Jean Davis

This site provides a food pantry, a soup kitchen, and Thanksgiving dinner which, if necessary, is delivered to clients in some areas.

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: Contact site.

 

Lavallette

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH FOOD PANTRY

Site: 1801 Grand Central Avenue, Lavallette, NJ 08735

Phone: 732-793-8138

Email: faithlavallette@hotmail.com

Website: www.lutheransonlinefaithlavallettenj.org

Hours: Tues: 4-5pm; Thurs: 4-6pm

Contact: Daisy Colon

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: Contact site.

 

Little Egg Harbor

TUCKERTON AREA INTERCHURCH FOOD PANTRY

Site: 319 West Calabreeze Way, Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087

Mail: P.O. Box 537, Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087

Phone: 609-296-1345

Hours: Pantry - Mon-Fri: 2-4pm

Contact: Bob Ortleb

This site provides a food pantry for a limited area in Ocean County. Call for information.

Food Needs: All food

Special Needs: Funding

 

Long Beach

SAINT FRANCIS COMMUNITY CENTER - LBICC, INC.

Site: 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township, NJ 08008

Phone: 609-494-8861 x182

Website: www.stfranciscenterlbi.com

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

Contact: Christine Lill, Coordinator

Food Needs: Non-perishables and perishables

Volunteer Needs: Volunteers to answer phone calls, conduct intakes, and distribute food. Contact the Center for more information.

Special Needs: Contact the Center.

 

Manahawkin

OCEAN COMMUNITY CHURCH

Site: 1492 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Phone: 609-597-5151

Email: oceanchurch@comcast.net

Website: www.oceanchurch.net

Hours: Wed: 10am-12pm

Contact: Stacey Grogan

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: baby items, clothing, small furniture; Contact site for further needs.

 

Manchester

REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH

Site: 2309 Hwy.# 70 East, Manchester, NJ 08759

Phone: 732-657-2828

Phone: 732-505-4357 (Ocean County Hunger Relief) All appointments must be made through Ocean County Hunger Relief.

Hours: Pantry - Mon, Wed, Fri: 10am-1pm (by appointment only)

Office - Mon-Fri: 9am-3pm

Contact: Karen Selepouchin

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Special Needs: funding; Contact site for other needs.

 

Point Pleasant

SAINT GREGORY’S ECUMENICAL PANTRY

Site: 804 Bay Avenue & Atlantic Avenue, Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

Phone: 732-892-9254 (office)

Phone: 732-892-8105 (pantry)

Hours: Office – Mon-Fri: 8am-3:30pm

Pantry – Mon-Fri: 10am-12pm

Contact: Sandy McIntyre

This site provides an ecumenical pantry which is supported by a dozen surrounding congregations.

Food Needs: all non-perishables and holiday items (some perishables accepted at holiday times > Call site.)

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: funding; Contact site for other needs.

 

Seaside Heights

SAINT FRANCIS FOOD PANTRY

Site: 100 Grant Avenue & Boulevard, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Phone: 732-793-6881 (office)

Phone: 732-505-4357 (Ocean County Hunger Relief)

Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 9am-1pm

Pantry: only by appointment through Ocean County Hunger Relief at 732-505-4357

Contact: Alma Chabok

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Special Needs: funding; Contact site.

 

Toms River

BREAD OF LIFE PANTRY

Site: 25 Colfax Street, Toms River, NJ 08753

Mail: First Baptist Church, 700 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753

Phone: (732) 349-0745 or (732) 240-6490

Hours: Wed: 11am-3pm

Contact: Ann Braun

This site provides a pantry for families and individuals, meals for the homeless to take out, and a small variety of used clothes.

Food Needs: all non-perishables, especially cereal, pasta, canned vegetables, canned meat

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Volunteer Requirements: love for people, patience, cheerfulness

Special Needs: funding to purchase more food

 

CHURCH OF GRACE AND PEACE FOOD PANTRY

Site: 1563 Old Freehold Road, Toms River 08755

Mail: 1 South Main Street, Suite 4, South Toms River, NJ 08757

Phone: 732-349-1550

Email: info@graceandpeace.org

Website: www.graceandpeace.org

Hours: Mon-Fri by appointment only

Contact: Phil Pintozzi

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: funding; Contact site for other needs.

 

EAST DOVER BAPTIST CHURCH FOOD PANTRY

Site: 974 Bay Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753

Phone: 732-929-1619

Hours: 2nd & 4th Sat of each month: 9am-12pm

Contact: Joanne Iorio

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: Contact site.

 

OCEAN COUNTY HUNGER RELIEF

Site: 917-5 North Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753

Phone: 732-505-HELP(4357)

Fax: 732-505-2115

Email: ochrelief@yahoo.com

Contact: Carol Latif

This site maintains a network of 35 food pantries in Ocean County, implements awareness of hunger in the community and provides a thrift shop and other services. Contact OCHR for further information.

Food Needs: non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: funding, new or like new clothing and other donations; Contact site for further information.

 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PANTRY AT THE HOUSE OF HOPE

Site: 253 Chestnut Street, Toms River, NJ 08753

Phone: 732-341-4447

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-3pm

Contact: Pat Stephens or Trish Goodall

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: Contact site.

 

SAINT ANDREW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FOOD PANTRY

Site: 1528 Church Road, Toms River, NJ 08755

Phone: 732-349-5367

Email: standrew-UMC@verizon.net

Website: www.standrew.gnjumc.rom

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-1pm

Contact: Sue Richardson

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: Contact site.

 

SAINT JOSEPH FOOD PANTRY

Site: 685 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753

Phone: 732-349-0018

Hours: Mon-Fri: 5 hours a day

Contact: Sadie

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: Contact site.

 

SALVATION ARMY

Site: 1738 Route 37 East, Toms River, NJ 08753

Phone: 732-270-8393

Hours: Mon-Fri

Contact: Nancy McCory

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: Contact site.

 

Waretown

SAINT STEPHEN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Site: 367 Route 9, Waretown, NJ 08758

Phone: 609-698-8561

Email: Ststephensocean@tellurian.com

Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-2pm

Contact: Nancy Sullivan

This site provides a pantry and emergency clothing.

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: packers, driver & truck for food pick up

 

Whiting

WHITING FOOD PANTRY AT COMMUNITY REFORMED CHURCH

Site: 30 Lacey Road, Whiting, NJ 08759

Phone: 732-350-0232

Hours: Pantry - Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 9am -12pm

Contact: Gren Pasquarella

Food Needs: all non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: Contact site.