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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

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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Do you need some extra help putting food on the table? Find food resources near you in three quick and easy ways...

💻 Visit ...cfbnj.org/findfood to locate CFBNJ community partners in your area. If you're in South Jersey, you can also use this page to see the schedules for our on-site and mobile pantries.

💬 Text "FindFood" for English or "Comida" for Spanish to 908-224-7776 and enter your zip code to have helpful information delivered directly to your phone in just seconds.

📞 Call our Food Assistance Line at 908-838-4831. Our Resource Access Team can also help you apply or recertify for SNAP benefits.

ONEHOPE Wine is a force for good that gives back with every bottle - donating 10% of each purchase to nonprofits like CFBNJ. Cheers to them and to ...our friends at Peerless Beverage Company for another generous gift to support New Jerseyans in need! 🍷💕

#tbt Oh what a night! One week has passed since Blue Jean Ball 2023. Close to 500 people attended and the event raised an impressive $1.4 million. ...Our Master of Ceremonies, the charismatic Adam Sank, along with the graceful presence of award presenter Miss New Jersey USA, and the sensational Broadway star Lexi Lawson made for a fantastic evening.

🏆 We honored our dedicated partners who make our mission of FOOD, HELP and HOPE possible for our hungry neighbors.

FOOD Award - New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher
HELP Award - Roby and Josh Weinreich
HOPE Award - Eastern Fresh Growers, Meadowlands YMCA, Mid-Atlantic Regional Cooperative, and Saint John United Methodist Church

🧡 We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our sponsors and donors. THANK YOU for your invaluable contributions.

Blue Jean Hero
Jess Chang and Wayne Paglieri

Denim & Diamond
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Rachel and Michael Rimland

Dungaree Idols
Appaloosa L.P./The Tepper Foundation
Larry L. Luing Family Foundation
Frances Burns and Richard S. Nitzberg
Polly and Terry O'Toole
Roby and Josh Weinreich

Boot Cut Saviors
Patty and Chris Perry/Broadridge
The Leon and Toby Cooperman Family Foundation
Jane and Mark Wilf

Bell Bottom Benefactors
ACME Markets Foundation
Alliant Insurance
CA Ferolie
D'Maris and Joseph Dempsey
Pamela and Andy Federbusch
Jill and Cameron Gateman
Goya Foods
Karen and Ralph Izzo/PSEG
Kings Food Markets Foundation
Melanie and Alan Levitan
Mazars USA LLP
Peerless Beverage Company
RWJBarnabas Health
Sanofi US
Summit Health Cares
Wakefern Food Corp.

Want to get the benefits of exercise in the convenience of your home? Check out our chair yoga video! A CFBNJ Nutrition Educator shows us some simple... exercises and stretches that have benefits like increased ciculation, flexbility, and mood. Take your health to the next level! #WellnessWednesday

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

Are you looking for your next career move? CFBNJ's Food Service Training Academy offers FREE culinary and life skills training. The next 14-week... class starts on June 12!

Learn more: cfbnj.org/foodservicetrainingacademy

Want to hear from a current student? Meet Valerie, who will graduate next week:

Currently, Valerie resides in a halfway house, and FSTA is her ticket to a sustainable and fulfilling post-release career. Valerie has lived in a shelter and struggled with addiction, but now she’s on a path to a better future.

“You can change the people, places, and things around you,” she said, “but you take yourself with you everywhere you go. It’s not an easy road to make a change in yourself, but you can do it.”

Hailing from Jersey City, Valerie adores her family and has two kids, ages 9 and 17. Valerie hopes to set a good example for them and the rest of her family. That’s where FSTA comes in.

Her favorite part of the program was the time she spent in bulk production making nutritious meals for hungry seniors and children.

“I loved the experience of being able to feed kids in need. It encourages you to do more for the community,” she told us.

Now, she’s on her way to a career making brides’ dreams come true with gorgeous wedding cakes. With a passion for art, she hopes to become a baker.

When asked what advice she would give to future FSTA students, Valerie said: “Be open-minded to learn new things. Don’t close yourself off to new opportunities.”

Today is the first day of Period Poverty Awareness Week, a time spread awareness about period poverty and its negative effects on people who ...menstruate.

Did you know? Period poverty is the lack of access to menstrual products due to financial limitations. One in three low income women report missing work, school, and outings because of a lack of period supplies.

To take action against period poverty, our Women Fighting Hunger are hosting CFBNJ's second annual #GreatBigPeriodProductDrive this month! In support of the campaign, students from The Wardlaw + Hartridge School collected period products for the FoodBank, and Quartet in Chatham held a special event and donated 20% of the evening's proceeds.

There's still time to participate in the campaign! Learn more: cfbnj.org/gbppd

Too many families right here in New Jersey lack consistent access to nutritious food. For years, you have been helping us to end hunger in our ...communities through Stop & Shop's annual Food for Friends campaign.

And together, we’re doing it again! Donate at checkout, and all proceeds from your local stores will benefit CFBNJ. Together, let’s Feed It Forward. 💕

Tonight’s the night! CFBNJ’s Annual Blue Jean Ball gala is happening right now at Hudson House in Jersey City. Join the evening’s emcee Adam ...Sank, for a LIVE look at the festivities, including interviews with some very special attendees.

TONIGHT, join us right here on CFBNJ's Facebook page just before 8:00 pm for a LIVE look at this year's Blue Jean Ball! Emcee Adam Sank ...will guide you through a behind-the-scenes peak at the festivities and interview a few gala attendees, including two of our Emerging Leaders members and Miss New Jersey USA Derby Chukwudi.

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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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