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)

Passaic

Clifton

SAINT PETER'S HAVEN

Site: 380 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07011
Phone: 973-546-3406
Email: Admin@stpetershaven.org
Website: www.stpetershaven.org 
Hours: Office - Mon-Thurs: 8:30am-4:30pm; Fri: 8:30am-12pm
Pantry - Tues, Thurs, Sat: 9:30-11:30am
Contact: Marsha Hook, Executive Director
This site provides a shelter for homeless families and a community food pantry.
Food Needs: cereal, tuna, soup, rice, pasta
Volunteer Needs: volunteers needed on the 2nd Sat of each month to unload USDA food shipment 
Volunteer Requirements: age 14 or older
Special Needs: diapers, baby wipes, and formula

Haledon

NEW HOPE COMMUNITY MINISTRIES

Site: 360 West Clinton Street, Haledon, NJ 07508
Phone: 973-942-4059
Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs: 9am-5pm
Contact: Emily Wilson or Alyson Steigerwalt
This site provides a food pantry, a Jobs for Life program, life skills workshops, and mentoring.
Food Needs: cereal, oatmeal, fruit juice
Volunteer Needs: food sorters, fund raisers, mentors and more
Volunteer Requirements: some heavy lifting for the food sorters
Special Needs: funding, storage space, personal care items like shampoo, diapers, paper goods, laundry detergent

Passaic

SALVATION ARMY

Site: 550 Main Avenue, Passaic, NJ 07055
Phone: 973-779-1155 Fax 973-779-1545
Email: Angela_Pierce@use.salvationarmy.org
Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4pm
Pantry – Fri (with appointment & referral): 8:30-10:30am
Soup Kitchen – Mon-Fri: 11am-12:30pm
Contact: Captain Perez
This site provides a food pantry, a soup kitchen, clothing, and utility & rental assistance when available.
Food Needs: all perishable and non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: Call for more information.
Volunteer Requirements: age 18 or older, some older children with adult supervision
Special Needs: funding, household goods, clothing (especially winter outdoor clothing)

UNITED PASSAIC ORGANIZATION

Site: 112 Washington Avenue, Passaic, NJ 07055
Office: 41 Myrtle Avenue, Passaic, NJ 07055
Hours: Pantry: Tues & Thurs: 9:30am – 2:30pm (973-472-3611) 
Office: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm (973-472-2478)
Email: dmartinez@unitedpassaic.org (Deiby Martinez)
dlyons@unitedpassaic.org (Ed Lyons, Executive Director)
Contact: People needing pantry services call Debby, Food 
Coordinator at 973-472-3611.
People needing emergency shelter or wishing to donate 
food or funds call Deiby Martinez at 973-472-2478.
People wishing to volunteer call Idaly Acevedo or Ed 
Lyons at 973-472-2478.
This site provides a food pantry, rent and utility assistance, food vouchers, emergency shelter and a mentoring program; referrals are required for the programs.
Food Needs: canned food
Volunteer Needs: food sorters, packers and fund raisers
Volunteer Requirements: age 18 or over
Special Needs: transportation, funding, school supplies

WILLIAMS CHAPEL AME ZION CHURCH

Site: 133 Myrtle Avenue, Passaic, NJ 07055
Phone: 973-472-3256
Hours: Office – 3-4 days a week; Machine takes messages on off hours.
Pantry – Mon & Wed: 9:30am until the food runs out
Contact: Marva Stowe
This site provides a pantry, clothing and furniture depending on availability.
Food Needs: non-perishables, especially meat products
Special Needs: funding, clothing, copy machine, van to pick up food, furniture > (Call if you have furniture to donate.)

Paterson

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CENTER and OUTREACH MINISTRIES

Site: 343-359 Van Houten St., Paterson, NJ 07501

Phone: 973-742-4953/ Cell: (201) 621-2631
Email: www.CFCOM.org
Hours: 3rd Tuesday, 9am-1pm; Thursday, 3-5pm; Saturday 9am-12pm of each month
Can call for emergency.
Contact: George Woods
This site provides a food pantry and clothing.
Food Needs: meats, fresh fruit and vegetables
Volunteer Needs: Van or truck; food packers
Volunteer Requirements: some heavy lifting
Special Needs: transport

COMMUNITY ACTION FOR SOCIAL AFFAIRS, INC. (CASA)

Site: 84-86 Mill Street, Paterson, NJ 07501
Phone: 973-523-5452
Email: casaprogram.carmen@hotmail.com
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm
Contact: Carmen E. Rodriguez
This site provides information, social service referrals, employment placement, a food pantry, senior services and more.
Food Needs: non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: Contact CASA.
Special Needs: Contact CASA.

CONGREGATION OF YAHWEH SHALOM FOOD PANTRY

Site: 586 Main Street, Paterson, NJ 07501
Phone: 973-931-7324 
Contact: Rebecca Vega

CREECH COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY

Site: 221 Hamilton Avenue, Paterson, NJ 07501
Phone: 973-341-7481
Fax: 973-341-7481
Hours: Tues: 10am-1pm & 5-7pm
Contact: Barbara Franklin
This site provides frozen and canned non-perishable food packages.
Food Needs: meats, canned foods, boxed pasta
Volunteer Needs: fundraisers, donors and sponsors for upcoming programs, people to sort and pack food
Volunteer Requirements: no heavy lifting required 
Special Needs: ongoing donations of funds for food and trucking, plastic bags

CUMAC/ECHO

Site: 223 Ellison Street, Paterson, NJ 07509
Phone: 973-742-5518
Email: info@cumacecho.org
Website: www.cumacecho.org
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-2pm
Contact: Rev. Patricia Bruger
This site provides food, clothing, job skill development, and a tutorial and literacy program for children to eligible individuals and families in Paterson and Passaic County.
Food Needs: non-perishable food items, Ensure and other high protein foods, diabetic foods, baby food and formula
Volunteer Needs: Contact info@cumacecho.org.
Special Needs: seasonal food baskets, clothing, empty coffee cans with lids, paper and plastic grocery bags, school supplies, educational games and funding

EMERGENCY FOOD COALITION FOR PASSAIC COUNTY

Site: 435 Main Street, Paterson, NJ 07501
Phone: 973-881-0415
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8-11am
Contact: Barbara Gaschler
This coalition assists people to apply for Social Security benefits & food stamps and also provides medical screening, clothing, furniture, baby needs, work assistance and more.

FATHER ENGLISH CENTER PEOPLE’S CHOICE FOOD PANTRY

Site: 435 Main Street, Paterson, NJ 07501
Phone: 973-881-0127
Fax: 973-881-0126
Email: admin@fatherenglish.org
Web: www.fatherenglish.org 
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm
Contact: Carlos Roldan
This site provides food, clothing and furniture.
Food Needs: baby items, non-perishables
Special Needs: funding

HISPANIC MULTI-SERVICE CENTER

Site: 911 E. 23rd Street, Paterson, NJ 07513
Phone: 973-684-3320
Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 1-3pm
Pantry –Mon, Weds, Thurs: 1-2:45pm
Clothing – once a month; Call site for further information.
Contact: Anita Osario
This site provides emergency food, clothing, family counseling, advocacy, utility assistance, interpretation and referrals to social service agencies.
Food Needs: non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: food packers
Special Needs: Call site.

LOVE OF JESUS CARING HANDS CDC

Site: 27-29 Rosa Parks Blvd., Paterson, NJ 07524
Phone: 973-742-6718
Email: hopesllc@gmail.com
Hours: Pantry - Wed: 10am-12pm
Contact: Hope Fraticelli
This site provides a food pantry, clothing and counseling.
Food Needs: non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: packers
Volunteer Requirements: age 18-60 years, some lifting
Special Needs: storage space, funding for pantry, diapers

MADISON AVENUE CROSS-ROADS FOOD PANTRY

Site: 498 Madison Avenue, Paterson, NJ 07514
Phone: 973-278-5627
Hours: Pantry - Mon-Fri: 10am-12pm
Contact: Penny Burden
Food Needs: all non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: packing, distributing, loading and unloading food
Special Needs: Contact site.

MADISON PARK/EPWORTH UMC FOOD PANTRY

Site: 66 Bloomfield Avenue Paterson, NJ 07503
Phone: 973-790-1788
Hours: Pantry - Fri: 9-11:30am
Contact: Iantha Riley
Food Needs: non-perishables, especially canned vegetables, beans, rice, potatoes, soup, fruit and other non-perishables
Special Needs: Contact site.

NORTHSIDE FOOD PANTRY

Distribution Site: 90 Jefferson Street, Paterson, NJ 07522
Food Collection and Office: Wyckoff Reformed Church, 580 Wyckoff Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481
Phone: 201-891-1782
Email: contactus@wyckoffreformed.org
Hours: Sat: 12pm & by phone request
Contact: David Cole
Food Needs: non-perishables 
Volunteer Needs: packers, drivers, loaders, people to run food drives, other opportunities for volunteers
Special Needs: funding, food bank or supermarket credits, personal care items like toilet paper, toothpaste, soap, and diapers

OASIS HAVEN FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN, INC.

Site: 59 Mill Street, Paterson, NJ 07501 
Phone: 973-881-8307
Fax: 973-881-1755
Email: jimwalsh@oasisnj.org
Website: www.oasisnj.org
Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 9am-3pm
Lunch - Mon-Fri: 12-12:45pm
Clothing - Mon: 12:30-1:15pm; with a referral: 9:30-11am
Pantry - Mon-Fri: 9-11:15am & 1:15-2:30pm ( referral needed)
Baby items - Mon-Fri: 9-11:15 (referral needed)
Contact: Jim Walsh, Director of Social Services and Children’s Programs, 973-881-8307 x123
This site provides the following services for women and children only: a food pantry; hot lunches; clothing; educational programs which include GED, ESL, and computer classes; an after school program, Monday to Friday 3-6pm, for children aged 6 to 12 years; a summer camp for six weeks, for children aged 6 to 12 years.
Food Needs: non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: Please call Christine Enrico, Human Resources Communications Coordinator at 973-881-8307 x121
Special Needs: funding, baby supplies including wipes and diapers, craft supplies and new games for all children’s programs and nurturing

PATERSON AVENUE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FOOD PANTRY

Site: 316 Totowa Avenue, Paterson, NJ
Mail: 41 Burlington Avenue, Paterson, NJ 07501
Phone: 973-790-1788
Email: Howard_Sterling@hotmail.com 
Hours: Pantry - Sat: 10-11:45am
Contact: Howard Sterling
Food Needs: canned or packaged food
Volunteer Needs: fundraisers, unloading food truck, Spanish translators, ESL instructors for potential program
Special Needs: funding

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD PANTRY

Site: 13 George Street, Paterson, NJ 07053
Mail: 11 Burlington Avenue, Paterson Avenue, Paterson, NJ 07502
Phone: 973-333-3018
Fax: 973-942-8079
Website: www.FoodandJesusInc@aol.com
Hours: every Wed: 8am-12pm & 5-7pm; 3rd Sat: 9am-12pm
Contact: Rev. Colondres
Food Needs: non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: food sorters, packers, and people to unload USDA
Special Needs: funding

SAINT PAUL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Site: 451 Van Houten Street, Paterson, NJ 07501
Phone: 973-278-7900 x24
Fax: 973-684-0686
Email: lfrancia@stpaulscdcnj.org
Website: www.stpaulscdcnj.org 
Hours: Pantry - Mon-Fri: 9am-12pm 
Other programs - Please call.
Contact: Louis Francia
This site provides a food pantry, an emergency men's shelter, adult education, a “Partnerships for Healthy Living” program, and housing/community development.
Food Needs: food bank account credits, seasonal food baskets, canned foods, pasta, rice, peanut butter, cereals, juices
Volunteer Needs: food packers, sorters, distributers, food loaders and unloaders

Ringwood

CENTER FOR FAMILY RESOURCES

Site: 12 Morris Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456
Phone: 973-962-0055
Fax: 973-962-1129
Email: sally@cffr.net
Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm
Contact: Sally Hintz
This site provides a pantry and emergency rental and utility assistance when funds are available.
Food Needs: non-perishables
Special Needs: Contact site.

CENTER FOR FOOD ACTION

Site: 145 Carletondale Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456
Phone: 201-934-5085
Website: www.cfanj.org
Hours: Tues & Thurs: 10am-1pm
Contact: Jim James, Site Manager
This site provides a pantry, referrals to other social service organizations, emergency utility and housing assistance, and budgeting and nutritional counseling.
Food Needs: See www.cfanj.org for most needed items.
Volunteer Needs: Contact Jennifer Rothman at 201-569-1804 x28.
Volunteer Requirements: Contact Jennifer Rothman.
Special Needs: funding (Stephanie McCaw: 201-569-1804 x 25); paper and personal care products, cleaning supplies, diapers, supermarket gift cards; See www.cfanj.org for additional items.

Wanaque

HIS WORD MINISTRIES

Site: 593 Ringwood Avenue, Wanaque, NJ 07465
Phone: 973-616-5640
Website: www.hiswordministries.org
Hours: Wednesdays 6-7PM
Contact: Alba Kerr or Christine Brown
This site provides a food pantry. 
Food Needs: dairy products, detergent
Volunteer Needs: None 
Special Needs: shelves, off-premises storage