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More Critical Than Ever

Even as the state reopens, the struggle is far from over.

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Urgently Needed

Hunger is growing. We need your help now more than ever.

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

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

Our Results

About 54 million Americans are food insecure, which means they don’t know if they have enough to feed themselves and their families. More than 1.2 million live right here in New Jersey. Together, we can end hunger.

18

million pounds of healthy produce distributed each year

66

million meals provided every year

40000

volunteer visits annually

Real Stories

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

Feeding South JerseyAddressing Hunger at the Shore

South Jersey has some of the state's highest rates of food insecurity. Read More

In Times of CrisisWe Are There

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

Putting Education FirstServing Students in Need

1 in 3 NJ college students faces hunger as a barrier to success. 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

Cooking for a Better LifeProviding Job Training

``If you have a dream, you have to spend the rest of your life trying to achieve it.`` 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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May is #OlderAmericansMonth. In NJ, about 100,000 seniors struggle with food insecurity.

Sylvia, 64, was a nurse at the local veterans’ ...hospital, but now she’s retired & doesn’t have enough to eat. She is grateful for her local pantry that helps her access fruits & vegetables.

May is #OlderAmericansMonth. In New Jersey, about 100,000 seniors struggle with food insecurity and limited financial resources.

Sylvia, ...64, was a nurse at the local veterans’ hospital for over 40 years, but now she’s retired and doesn’t have enough to eat. She is grateful for her local pantry that helps her access the fresh fruits and vegetables that she needs to stay healthy and well.

“They help me a lot so that I’m never hungry again and no one else in my community is hungry,” she said.

On #MothersDay, we recognize all of the selfless women, like Gabriella, who have assumed the enormous responsibility of motherhood.

Join us ...in helping struggling New Jersey moms by making a tribute gift through our Mother's Day Gift Guide: https://give.cfbnj.org/campaign/cfbnj-mothers-day-gift-guide-2021/c336211

“We don’t have the money that we need to buy the right food, like meat and especially the healthy foods like vegetables or fruits,” said ...Gabriella, pictured here with her son Gabriel, who has a heart condition.

While Gabriella’s husband works full-time as a chef at a local restaurant, she divides her days between caring for Gabriel and working at her part-time job.

On Mother's Day, we recognize all of the selfless women who have assumed the enormous responsibility of motherhood. Moms like Gabriella should not have to skip meals to feed their children or make difficult decisions between buying hygiene items and paying other bills.

Join us in helping struggling New Jersey moms by making a tribute gift through our Mother's Day Gift Guide: https://give.cfbnj.org/campaign/cfbnj-mothers-day-gift-guide-2021/c336211

Even as our state reopens, accessing nutritious food remains an urgent challenge for so many. Generous donors like @rbccm, who just contributed funds... to support 210K meals, play an essential role in CFBNJ's continued response to historic levels of need. Thank you! #WeAreThere

Even as our state reopens, accessing nutritious food remains an urgent challenge for so many New Jerseyans who are still struggling to recover from ...the pandemic's economic impact. Generous donors like RBC Capital Markets, who just contributed funds to support 210,000 meals, play an essential role in CFBNJ's continued response to historic levels of need. Thank you! #WeAreThere

Have a passion for cooking or looking to pave your path into the foodservice industry?

CFBNJ offers a FREE culinary training program that ...provides the skills & industry knowledge necessary to be successful in foodservice.

Visit http://cfbnj.org/foodservicetrainingacademy for more information.

Have a passion for cooking or looking to pave your path into the foodservice industry?

CFBNJ offers a FREE culinary training program that ...gives individuals the skills, industry knowledge, and ServSafe certification necessary to be successful in foodservice. For 14 full weeks, students are trained according to industry standards by a team of professionals, giving them a marketable palette of proficiencies in culinary arts, nutrition, and healthy eating. Students are also equipped with communication and life skills that will help them build successful futures.

If you're interested in the Food Service Training Academy, please email esanders@cfbnj.org or visit cfbnj.org/foodservicetrainingacademy for more information.

Touch a life

With more than 1.2 million people facing hunger in New Jersey, including nearly 400,000 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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