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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

Meet Our NewPresident & CEO

Elizabeth McCarthy will lead the organization. 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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📦WE'RE HIRING warehouse associates at our Egg Harbor Township location! Join us for a hiring event on Wednesday, October 11. You must apply be invited. On-site interviews and sign on bonuses will be available. #TalentTuesday

Apply today:

Thank you to Darden Restaurants, Penske, and Lineage Logistics for generously donating this truck to CFBNJ! Support like this is what drives us - ...literally - and allows us to serve our community by delivering after-school meals to Kids Cafe sites across the state.

🧡Throughout September, CFBNJ team members have been wearing orange in support of #HungerActionMonth! Though Hunger Action Month is over, you can ...still make a difference in the fight against food insecurity.

Here's how:
🥗Give food - donate healthy non-perishables or host a food drive at work, at school, or in your community
💵 Give funds - every $1 donated helps CFBNJ provide 3 meals
🕟 Give time - volunteer in either of our warehouses or at your local food pantry
🗣️ Give your voice - advocate and spread awareness about hunger in New Jersey

Visit to learn more.

Argetina Aquino is the Parent Liaison at First Avenue School in Newark. Affectionately called Miss Aquino by parents and kids alike, she administers ...CFBNJ's Family Pack program at the school. Miss Aquino says that the program has improved the health and well-being of students while building community among the parents and school staff.

“We have a lot of diverse families here in Newark,” she told us. “The school has really built trust with them through the Family Pack program.”

She notes that Family Packs are especially helpful to immigrant families who have been vulnerable to the economic fallout of the pandemic, providing them with a secure source of food. About 300 Family Packs are given out at each of First Avenue School’s distributions.

“The Family Pack program does not only provide food but also healthy alternatives, as well,” she added. “There are even recipes inside to help parents stay on track with their kids’ health.”

During Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month and always, we recognize the achievements and contributions of the Hispanic/Latinx community, and we honor partners like Miss Aquino, who dedicate their lives to ensuring that no one must go without.

If you have diabetes, you are not alone. 1 in every 100 people is diabetic, so do your part to spread awareness! Living your best life is about ...having the right tools and knowledge to manage your diabetes. Here’s how. #WellnessWednesday

Join us for a LIVE look at an event celebrating year two of Growing Healthy Pantries, an initiative in partnership with Horizon Blue Cross Blue ...Shield of New Jersey, Food Bank of South Jersey, Fulfill, Mercer Street Friends, Norwescap New Jersey, and Feeding America.

Representatives from food banks and participating pantries will speak about what we've accomplished so far and what the future holds for this unique partnership.

After raising her four children, Barbara moved to Fortescue in Cumberland County to be immersed in the beautiful landscape and connect with nature. ...Every morning, she looks out her window at the Delaware Bay and sometimes spots turtles laying their eggs in her yard!

Living in a secluded community can offer unique challenges, however. Barbara’s nearest grocery store is 25 minutes away, and high prices make purchasing healthy and nutritious foods difficult. To ensure she has enough food every month, Barbara visits CFBNJ’s Fortescue mobile pantry.

“I’ve been visiting the pantry since it came to Fortescue, and really appreciate the fresh fruits and vegetables they provide. I recently made plum jam and peach cobbler with fruit from the mobile pantry!” she told us, describing how her favorite cobbler recipe is made.

Fortescue is a close-knit community, and Barbara shares food with friends and neighbors when they need it.

“I just wish more people who need it would take advantage of the great food resources at the pantry. It’s not a give out. It’s a give back, and every little bit helps,” Barbara said.

Get Barbara's peach cobbler recipe:

If you receive SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, or Free Lunch, your household may be eligible for discounted internet and devices through the new Federal ...Communications Commission Affordable Connectivity Program that offers discounts of up to $30 per month on your internet service. Learn more at

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With more than 725,000 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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