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Hope is Here

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. About 800,000 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.

Expanding Pantry CapacityGiving Grants to Local Organizations

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

ProvidingEfficient Solutions to Hunger

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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The Blue Jean Ball begins tonight! Who's excited? Stay tuned as we live-tweet tonight. We'll see you then!

18% and 14% of Latino and Black households in New Jersey are food insecure, compared to just 5% of White households. COVID-19 has widened the meal and exacerbated disparities. Learn more in the Food Research & Action Center's latest report on hunger, to which CFBNJ President & CEO Carlos Rodriguez contributed.

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Thank you for volunteering with us!

While sorting boxes of sweet potatoes this morning at @CFBNJ with volunteers & staff from @JewishGMW and @BBBSA of Essex, Hudson, & Union Counties, NJ, this quote from Guandi was on a banner above us: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

18% and 14% of Latino & Black households in NJ are food insecure, compared to just 5% of White households. #COVID19 has widened the meal gap ...& exacerbated disparities. Learn more in @fractweets latest report on hunger, w contributions from CFBNJ President & CEO @FoodBankCarlos

Sylvia made a difference in her community for over 40 years as a nurse at a local veterans' hospital. Now, she stretches her social security ...check as far as possible, visiting a CFBNJ partner pantry when it runs out at the end of the month.

Seniors like Sylvia shouldn't have to struggle with hunger. CFBNJ honors the impact made by older Americans and works to ensure that they're never forced to choose between buying food and other necessities, like medicine. #OlderAmericansMonth

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We’re LIVE this #WellnessWednesday with a Memorial Day special! Join us as NJ SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator Cecilia and CFBNJ’s Child Nutrition ...Program Manager Katelyn demonstrate how to make your own Red, White, and Blue Strawberries and Salsa!


A national baby formula shortage means mothers, who already struggle to put food on the table, are being forced to make impossible decisions. If you have a surplus of unopened baby formula, please consider donating to CFBNJ.

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With about 800,000 people facing hunger in New Jersey, including 200,000 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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