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FOOD SHOULDN'T BE AN

Impossible Choice

Please help our neighbors this Hunger Action Month.

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Students Change Hunger

Students, youth, and community groups work together against hunger.

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Locate food pantries, soup kitchens and other resources for you and your family. Hunger Resources

Get Involved

Serve your community by volunteering, hosting a food drive and more. Take Action

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Every $1 you donate can help provide 3 meals for our hungry neighbors. Donate

We Are There

We fight hunger and poverty in New Jersey by assisting those in need and seeking long-term solutions. We engage, educate and empower all sectors of society in the battle. We fill the emptiness caused by hunger with Food, Help and Hope.

Food & Nutrition Programs

More than one thousand partners – including food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters – ensure that nutritious food is available to families in need year-round.

Resource Access Programs

We make sure everyone eligible for government benefits gets them by providing SNAP application assistance in our communities.

Food Service Training Academy

Our free 14-week culinary and life skills program equips students with marketable skills to earn a living wage in the food service industry.

Our Results

About 38 million Americans are food insecure, which means they don’t know if they have enough to feed themselves and their families. Hundreds of thousands of them live right here in New Jersey. Together, we can end hunger.

24

million pounds of healthy produce distributed each year

85

million meals provided every year

17000

volunteer visits annually

Real Stories

Hunger exists in every community across New Jersey. Meet a few of the people you help us serve.

Investing in Community PartnersProviding Grants to Local Organizations

Pantries received funding for equipment, transportation, and more. Read More

In Times of CrisisWe Are There

Learn how we've spent one year responding to COVID-19. Read More

Helping HandsFuel Our Mission

Robert, Bill, and John volunteer with us every week. Read More

Did you know…Just $1 a day can help fight hunger?

A monthly gift of $30 provides three meals every day for someone in need. Donate Now

Sustaining FamiliesWith Healthy Food

Meet Kayla, whose household has been greatly impacted by the pandemic. Read More

Did you know…There are people in need in every community?

Map the meal gap in your county. Learn More
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Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Ida caused severe flooding and damage, @NJSpotlightNews reported on the $1 million worth of cleanup that's ...still ongoing at our Hillside warehouse & spoke to two of our community partners that experienced enormous losses: https://www.njspotlight.com/2021/09/nj-food-banks-damage-hurricane-ida-flooding-some-pantries-shut-down/

Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Ida caused severe flooding and damage across the state, NJ Spotlight News reported on the $1 million worth of ...cleanup that's still ongoing at our Hillside warehouse and spoke to two of our community partners that experienced enormous losses.

Jesus Is Lord food pantry director Elena Iglesias told them: "We had to throw everything out, it was totally damaged. We lost everything."

Through it all, #WeAreThere assisting with the pantries' recovery and feeding our neighbors who were displaced by the storm.

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NJ food pantries, slammed by Ida, start to regroup | NJ Spotlight News

The largest food bank in NJ was hit hard in Tropical Storm Ida; some pantries were “wiped out.” They're keeping going while rebuilding.

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At CFBNJ, this #HungerActionDay is an especially meaningful one. This week, we partnered with @RedCross to provide more than 660 healthy hot meals ...each day that were distributed via mobile emergency response vehicles & at hotels where displaced residents are staying. #WeAreThere

At CFBNJ, this #HungerActionDay is an especially meaningful one. Not only are we continuing our response to COVID-19, we are also on the ground ...helping those affected by Hurricane Ida.

This week, we partnered with the American Red Cross to provide more than 660 healthy hot meals each day that were distributed via mobile emergency response vehicles and at hotels where displaced residents are staying. Our FSTA students, professional staff, and incredible volunteers have been hard at work preparing this food as part of CFBNJ's role in the State of New Jersey's mass feeding disaster relief plan. #WeAreThere

Today is New Jersey Food Waste Prevention Day! Wasting food has more social, financial, and environmental repercussions than you may realize. But ...what exactly is food waste, and how can you do your part to prevent it?

CFBNJ is proud to work closely with the New Jersey Department of Agriculture and our sister food banks on an educational food waste mitigation campaign.

Learn more at MoreMealsLessWaste.com.

Today is New Jersey Food Waste Prevention Day! Wasting food has more social, financial, and environmental repercussions than you may realize. But ...what exactly is food waste, and how can you do your part to prevent it? Watch to find out!

Learn more at http://MoreMealsLessWaste.com.

The largest food bank in NJ was hit hard in Tropical Storm Ida; some pantries were “wiped out.”
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This morning, we had a very exciting visit from @PruCenter staff and @AEW talent! They volunteered, packing 280 emergency meal kits, and presented us... with a check for $5,000.

This morning, we had a very exciting visit from Prudential Center staff and All Elite Wrestling talent! They volunteered, packing 280 emergency meal ...kits, and presented us with a check for $5,000.

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With hundreds of thousands of people facing hunger in New Jersey, we must continue to do everything we can to meet their needs. Your donation will be put to work immediately, helping us source and distribute food to our hungry neighbors.

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