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)

Sussex

Branchville

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Site: 8 Broad Street, Branchville, NJ 07826
Phone: 973-948-3749
umbranch@ptd.net
Hours: Food Pantry - Mon-Fri: 8am-12pm
Thrift Shop - Tues & Sat: 9am-12pm
Contact: Betty Herb or Judy Bond
This site provides non-perishables in a food pantry and clothing and linens in a thrift shop.
Food Needs: tuna fish, pasta sauce, canned & boxed juices, canned meats, cookies, cake mixes, canned & boxed potatoes, snack items, desserts

Highland Lakes

CHRIST COMMUNITY CHURCH PANTRY

Site: 72 Breakneck Rd., Highland Lakes, NJ 07422
Mail: P.O. Box 726, Highland Lakes, NJ 07422
Phone: 973-764-6877
Hours: Call for appointment.
Contact: Deacon Joao Morroco
This site provides a pantry, holiday baskets, basic needs, and social services.
Food Needs: canned food and dried goods
Special Needs: funding

Hopatcong

WEST SIDE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Site: 16 Maxim Drive, Hopatcong, NJ 07843
Phone: 973-398-0846
Website: westsideumc@verizon.net
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9:30-12:30
Contact: Pastor Jeong
This site provides a pantry and a thrift store.
Food Needs: pasta, tuna, cereal, vegetables, etc.
Special Needs: funding

Newton

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH FOOD PANTRY

Site: 110 Main Street, Newton, NJ 07860
Phone: 908-852-6458
Email: AjKidd@ptd.net
Contact: Alice Kidd
Food Needs: non-perishables including protein foods, vegetables, fruit, pasta, sauces, fresh and frozen foods. Paper products. 
Volunteer Needs: food sorters on delivery day, volunteers to distribute food
Volunteer Requirements: volunteers who can do heavy lifting
Special Needs: funding, (Pantry depends on food and money donations.) To benefit local food pantries, donate unused manufacturer coupons to Coupons for the Community, P.O. Box 156, Sparta, NJ 07871 or www.couponsfor the community.org.

Ogdensburg

HARVEST HOME FOODS A DIVISION OF SCARC

Site: 338 Main St., Ogdensburg, NJ 07439
Phone: 973-827-4076
Email: harvestfoods@scarc.org
Website: www.scarc.org 
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-2pm
Contact: Patty Lyons
This site provides a food pantry and clothing assistance. Call for food pick-up times; food is delivered to those who cannot get out due to health problems..
Food Needs: perishables and non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: Contact site.
Special Needs: storage space, funding, and equipment

Sparta

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH FOOD PANTRY

Site: 32 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871
Phone: 973-729-6197
Email: mplevin@fpcsparta.org
Hours: Mondays and Fridays: 9am-12pm; Wednesdays 9am-12pm and 1:30-4pm
Contact: Janice Ernsting
This site provides a food pantry 
Food Needs: peanut butter, breakfast cereal, oatmeal, soup, protein items, desserts
Volunteer Needs: Seasonal food sorters; some heaving lifting required.


Wantage

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD

200 Rt 23 Wantage, NJ 07461
Phone: 973-875-0919
Email: churchofthegood@embarqmail.com
Hours: Pantry – Tues, Thurs & Sat: 9:30am -12pm 
Soup Kitchen: Sat: 12pm
Contact: Susie Dely, Parish Administrator
This site provides a soup kitchen and a pantry.
Food Needs: non-perishables including baby food and low salt & low sugar foods, cold cuts, meats, fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese 
Volunteer Needs: servers
Volunteer Requirements: over 16 in the kitchen
Special Needs: storage