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Changes to SNAP

Learn more about how benefits will change on March 1, 2023.

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Now More Than Ever

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

38 million Americans are food insecure, which means they don’t know if they have enough to feed themselves and their families. Over 650,000 live right here in New Jersey. Together, we can end hunger.


million pounds of healthy produce distributed each year


million meals provided every year


volunteer visits annually

Real Stories

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

Funding Food PantriesGiving Grants to Expand Capacity

Learn how one of our community partners used their Network Investment grant. Read More

Helping HandsFuel Our Mission

Kenneth has been a dedicated CFBNJ volunteer for over 30 years. Read More

Grocery PricesAre on the Rise

Household budgets are strained for our neighbors in need. 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

2021:The CFBNJ Annual Report

Read up on how CFBNJ delivers food, help, and hope. 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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Join us LIVE as we celebrate our newest class of Workforce Development graduates! After weeks of intensive training, they’re going out to work in ...the food service and logistics industries. 🎓

Governor Phil Murphy is LIVE signing legistlation to increase New Jersey's minimum SNAP benefit from $50 to $95.

CFBNJ commends our ...state's lawmakers. As federal emergency allotments come to an end, this measure ensures permanently expanded household budgets for the most vulnerable on SNAP, continuing our state's effort as a nationwide leader on food insecurity.

This is another step in the right direction as we work together to ensure that all of our neighbors have access to nutritious food.

This year, our annual fundraiser Blue Jean Ball will take place on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at Hudson House in Jersey City. The event will celebrate ...our mission to provide food, help, and hope - CFBNJ's three pillars represented by awards honoring those who have gone above and beyond for New Jersey families in need.

Honoring the bounty of our Garden State and a visionary partnership, New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Doug Fisher will receive the FOOD Award. The HELP Award will be presented to Roby and Josh Weinreich for their decades of personal commitment and leadership, raising awareness and pandemic response. The HOPE Award will be shared with several of our partners that provide essential fresh produce and inspire healthy and positive lifestyles for our neighbors in need.

Purchase your tickets now or make a gift in support of CFBNJ:

CFBNJ is NOW HIRING! Help support long-term solutions to food insecurity by lending your skills to our workforce development team. Positions are ...available for Sous Chef of Culinary & Meal Operations and Warehouse Logistics Training Instructor. #TalentTuesday

We're also hiring in departments throughout the organization. Team members receive medical, dental, vision, and mental health benefits, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and 401(k) matching.

Apply now:

Along with donating your time, donating food is another powerful way to support the fight against hunger. Prior to the pandemic, the majority of food... CFBNJ distributed was donated, but that is no longer true. We now have to purchase more food to meet the increased need.

That's why when you visit us to volunteer, any food items that you can bring are so greatly appreciated!

Sign up to volunteer:
View our most-needed food items list:
Take a look at a shelf-life guide:

Wendell and Trish Scott are tremendous supporters of the fight against hunger. The couple became monthly donors to CFBNJ at the start of the ...pandemic, when they saw images in the news of long lines of cars waiting to receive food assistance.

As members of CFBNJ’s Sustainers Circle for monthly donors, they help make it possible for the organization to plan for the year ahead — amplifying existing programs, launching new initiatives, and preparing for emergencies. Their generosity gives the FoodBank steady and predictable income to rely on.

“We recognize that the FoodBank serves a continuing need, so it is most meaningful for us to provide continuing support,” they said. “A monthly donation really makes sense to us.”

Read all about the Scotts and learn more about our Sustainers Circle:

❗ Attention SNAP beneficiaries ❗ As of March 1, 2023, SNAP emergency allotments (EA) will no longer be provided to SNAP households. These extra ...benefits have been in effect since March 2020. Beginning on March 1, all SNAP benefits will return to their regular, pre-pandemic amounts. The last SNAP emergency allotment will be issued to households in February.

❗ Atención familias beneficiarias de SNAP ❗ A partir del 1 de Marzo de 2023, las asignaciones de emergencia (EA) de SNAP ya no se proporcionarán a los beneficiarios de SNAP. Estos beneficios adicionales han estado vigentes desde Marzo de 2020. Todos los beneficios de SNAP volverán a sus montos de beneficios regulares anteriores al COVID. La última asignación de emergencia de SNAP se emitirá a los beneficiarios en Febrero.

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During #BlackHistoryMonth and always, CFBNJ celebrates the Black leaders and changemakers working to improve food security in their communities.
We strive to amplify the voices of Black neighbors who disproportionately struggle with hunger, putting their experiences front and center as we work towards community-led solutions.

We are committed to investing in underserved areas, working alongside Black communities to ensure that everyone has access to enough nutritious food.

Stay tuned throughout February as we share stories from the community in honor of Black History Month!

Looking for your next great opportunity? Come join our team! CFBNJ is hiring food purchasing coordinators, network relations representatives, analysts, drivers, and more. Lend your talent to the fight against hunger in New Jersey. #TalentTuesday

Team members receive medical, dental, vision, and mental health benefits, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and 401(k) matching.

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Touch a life

With more than 650,000 people facing hunger in New Jersey, including over 175,000 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.

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