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Now More Than Ever

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


million pounds of produce distributed

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

September IsHunger Action Month

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Did you know…There are people in need in every community?

Map the meal gap in your county. Learn More
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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

With help from donors like Santander Bank US, more than 2,800 of our neighbors have graduated from CFBNJ's Workforce Development program and ...gone on to be cooks, bakers, warehouse associates, business owners, and so much more.

We thank Santander Bank for their recent $10,000 grant that will support more graduations and successful careers!

CFBNJ's Women Fighting Hunger Luncheon is just over a month away, and the support we have received already is incredible. We are beyond grateful... for the generosity of this year’s Presenting Sponsor Wakefern Food Corp. and Luncheon Sponsor PNC.

Wakefern Food Corp., recognizable through its banners, such as ShopRite, has a long history of partnership with CFBNJ for over forty years. PNC is another steadfast partner of CFBNJ and has been a key sponsor of Women Fighting Hunger Luncheon since its inception in 2017.

Also vital to the success of the Luncheon are our event Chairs, gracing us with their unique contributions and dedication:

Virginia Alling, PNC Bank
Jill Gateman
Pam Kapsimalis
Wendy Lazarus
Karen Meleta, Wakefern Food Corp.
Kelsey Nakamura, JLL
Lynne Pagano
Lauren Parisier Weiss
Susan Present
Liz Schack Rabban
Gina Spinelli, PNC Bank

While the North Jersey Luncheon at Park Avenue Club is sold out, we welcome donations in support of our mission. All event donors will receive a complimentary link to the live streaming program for virtual participation. Tickets to the South Jersey Luncheon at Linwood Country Club are still available:

Join us for a LIVE celebration of our latest class of Workforce Development graduates! They leave CFBNJ prepared for careers as cooks, bakers, ...warehouse associates, and business owners.

This program is made possible with generous support from:
ADP Foundation
The Ardise Family
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Maureen and Richard Johnson
NJ Dept. of Labor SNAP STS
Prudential Foundation
Santander Bank US
ShopRite LPGA Classic
TD Charitable Foundation

Join NJ SNAP-Ed for a #WellnessWednesday demonstration in honor of Hispanic/Latino/Latinx Heritage Month! NJ SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator Nathan and ...CFBNJ Child Nutrition Programs Manager Ciara will teach you how to make Puerto Rican-style beans and arroz con leche.

🚚Drive into a meaningful career with CFBNJ! We're hosting a hiring event for CDL drivers on Wednesday, October 4 with on-site interviews and ...sign-on bonuses. #TalentTuesday

Apply for an invitation:

⚠️ This is an IMPORTANT ALERT for SNAP recipients! Scammers are using computers to call people who receive SNAP benefits. They claim they can get... you more benefits, but they're actually looking to steal your personal information.

Read more about what you need to know and how to protect yourself:

Touch a life

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.

Thank You to Our Partners & Sponsors