Fight hunger in New Jersey

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Because of You

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 eight hundred 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.

Workforce Development

Our job training programs seek to address the root cause of hunger – poverty – by providing those in need with interpersonal and professional skills to help them earn a living wage.

Our Results

Over 33 million Americans are food insecure, which means they don’t know if they have enough to feed themselves and their families. More than 725,000 live right here in New Jersey. Together, we can end hunger.


million pounds of food distributed each year


million meals provided every year


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Real Stories

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

Overcoming StigmaMeet Erin

Read the inspiring story of one of our New Jersey neighbors. Read More

CFBNJ Calls for ActionTo Address Large Increase in Food Insecurity

Read our President & CEO's statement Read More

Gaining Job SkillsAnd Achieving Dreams

Hear Eli's emotional story. 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

From the Heart:Team Member Spotlight

Read about a ride-along with veteran driver Keith Owens. 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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Roast hunger with your local Dunkin' this holiday season! 🧡 Through December 10, $1 from each large coffee purchased by Dunkin’ Rewards ...Members in South Jersey will benefit the Dunkin' Joy In Childhood Foundation to support CFBNJ's work in Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland Counties.

Though Tony and his wife both have full-time jobs, sometimes they need extra help from their local food pantry, Gateway Community Action Partnership Bridgeton.

“Coming to the pantry is a very pleasant experience,” Tony said. “I appreciate it so much.”

Tony works in the transportation department for the local public schools, and his wife is a tax accountant, but the high cost of living in New Jersey makes it difficult for them to put food on the table. When Tony comes to the pantry, he looks for fresh staples that he and his wife wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford.

“We like vegetables, milk, and eggs,” he said. “And the pantry offers all of that.”

Cumberland County is New Jersey’s poorest county, with a median household income that’s 35% lower than the state’s. And Bridgeton, where Tony and his wife live, is rural, isolated, and particularly under-invested.

“Times are tough, especially here,” he said. “But this helps my wife and I a lot.”

Nutrient-dense meals are the perfect fuel for older adults! In this video, NJ SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator Nathan takes you through tips, tricks, and to empower and nourish older adults. #WellnessWednesday

It's Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to make the biggest impact possible for our neighbors because all gifts up to $50,000 will... be matched, doubling your impact.

📣📣 Plus we have an extra challenge — and opportunity — to announce! 📣📣

Last year, 545 people gave to our Giving Tuesday Drive. The need for food here in New Jersey isn't slowing down, so to help keep up this holiday season, a generous donor will give an additional $10,000 if 545 generous supporters chip in again this year. That $10,000 could be 30,000 additional meals — and 30,000 more opportunities to bring joy to your New Jersey community.

We only have until midnight — will you DOUBLE your impact with a matched gift up to $50,000? Get your gift matched now:

If you or someone you know needs food assistance this holiday season, CFBNJ is here to help. There are three quick and easy ways to find your local ...pantries:

🔗 Visit and type in your zip code. South Jersey neighbors can also use this page to view our mobile pantry schedule.

📲 Text “Find Food” for English or “Comida” for Spanish to 908-224-7776 to get food access information in just seconds.

📞 Call our Food Assistance Line at 908-838-4831 to get assistance from our Resource Access Team. They can also help you apply or get recertified for SNAP benefits.

On Small Business Saturday (and every day), we're bursting with pride for our Production Manager, Daryl Walker, whose small business is making ...the world a better - and tastier - place!

Plakow All Purpose Seasonings are delicious on everything from steaks and poultry to seafood and vegetables. And for every bundle of Plakow seasonings purchased, $6 is donated to CFBNJ.

Try it for yourself or give it as a gift that gives back:

🎁 While you're out shopping this Black Friday, pick up some gifts that give back! Here are a few Feeding America retail partners who are ...supporting the fight against hunger this holiday season. Funds raised locally will benefit CFBNJ.

BoxLunch 👕
For every $10 spent on BoxLunch's pop culture-themed products, the retailer will help provide one meal. You can also round up your order in-store or online!

Pampered Chef 🍽️
For every Multicolor Kitchen Utensil Set purchased, Pampered Chef will donate $1.

Crocs 🐊
Now through 12/31, when you complete a purchase in any Crocs U.S retail store, you can add a donation amount of your choosing.

Crate and Barrel 🛋️
For every Ornament Cookie Set sold from 11/16 to 12/26, Crate and Barrel will donate $10.

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Happy Thanksgiving from our President & CEO, Elizabeth McCarthy, and all of us here at CFBNJ! Your donations, volunteerism, and advocacy make our... work possible - during the holiday season and all year long.

Touch a life

With more than 530,000 people facing hunger in our service area, including over 130,000 children, 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.

Thank You to Our Partners & Sponsors