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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.

24

million pounds of healthy produce distributed each year

85

million meals provided every year

17000

volunteer visits annually

Real Stories

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

Investing in Community PartnersGiving Grants to Local Organizations

Pantries received funding for equipment, transportation, and more. Read More

Helping Seniors “I've been working hard my whole life.”

Meet Jose, a retiree who receives food from Father English Community Center in Paterson. Read More

Helping HandsFuel Our Mission

Robert, Bill, and John volunteer with us every week. 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

Supporting South Jersey FamiliesIn Hard-Hit Communities

David's household has been impacted by casino closures during the pandemic. 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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Just as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. devoted his life to achieving social and economic justice for Black Americans, by advancing our mission, CFBNJ ...seeks equity and justice for our neighbors in need. We know that this starts with ensuring that everyone has enough to eat, regardless of their race, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexuality or disability status.

When you lend a hand in the fight against hunger, you are continuing the legacy of Dr. King by being of service to others. We all have the power to make a difference! Learn how you can get involved at cfbnj.org. #MLKDay #HopeisHere

🗣️ “We are concerned [TEFAP] can’t keep up with the headwinds and continued demand we are seeing.” —@FoodBankCarlos, President & CEO... of @CFBNJ

That’s why we’re urging lawmakers to increase TEFAP funding to help food banks meet the need for food. https://t.co/hpgNVjvIRr

Thank you, @ChickfilA, for donating $75,000 through @FeedingAmerica in support of our Family Pack program! Their generosity will make a big ...difference as we seek to provide over 1.4 million meals through Family Packs this year - four times more than last year.

Thank you, Chick-fil-A, for donating $75,000 through Feeding America in support of our Family Pack program! Their generosity will make a big ...difference as we seek to provide over 1.4 million meals through Family Packs this year - four times as many as last year.

"Folks who live in food deserts have economic challenges to begin with and then have to travel just to get food."

The New Jersey ...Economic Development Authority issued the state's first ranking of communities with the biggest challenges to food access. Residents of food deserts may spend more money commuting to their nearest supermarket and may rely disproportionately on food pantries.

CFBNJ President & CEO Carlos Rodriguez shared his thoughts with NJ Spotlight News.

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NJ’s notable ‘food deserts’ have been pinpointed | NJ Spotlight News

Fifty communities have been identified as lacking regular access to healthy food, according to a new draft report.

www.njspotlightnews.org

The @NewJerseyEDA issued a ranking of communities with the biggest challenges to food access. Residents of food deserts may spend more money ...commuting to their nearest supermarket & rely disproportionately on food pantries. @NJSpotlightNews @FoodBankCarlos https://www.njspotlightnews.org/2022/01/nj-food-deserts-pinpointed-camden-atlantic-city-newark-paterson-lack-of-access-obesity-snap/

Over 150 frozen meal kits were delivered to the Golden Age Towers Senior Residence in the @CityofRahway as part of an ongoing partnership between ...between the County of Union and the @CFBNJ.

Haitian squash soup, also known as Haitian independence soup, is a hearty pumpkin or squash dish that is traditionally served on January 1 to ...commemorate Haiti's liberation from France in 1804. This #WellnessWednesday, we're teaching you how to make it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5VF41voPa0

Haitian squash soup, also known as Haitian independence soup, is a hearty pumpkin or squash dish that is traditionally served on January 1 to ...commemorate the day of Haiti's liberation from France in 1804. This #WellnessWednesday, we're teaching you how to make it!

Learn more about NJ SNAP-Ed: cfbnj.org/snap-ed

Touch a life

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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