Volunteers

Urgently Needed

Hunger is growing. We need your help now more than ever.

Volunteer Opportunities

Our Work Remains

More Critical Than Ever

Even as the state reopens, the struggle is far from over.

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Find Help

Locate food pantries, soup kitchens and other resources for you and your family. Hunger Resources

Get Involved

Serve your community by volunteering, hosting a food drive and more. Take Action

Donate

Every $1 you donate can help provide 3 meals for our hungry neighbors. Donate

We Are There

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 one thousand 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.

Food Service Training Academy

Our free 14-week culinary and life skills program equips students with marketable skills to earn a living wage in the food service industry.

Our Results

About 54 million Americans are food insecure, which means they don’t know if they have enough to feed themselves and their families. More than 1.2 million live right here in New Jersey. Together, we can end hunger.

18

million pounds of healthy produce distributed each year

66

million meals provided every year

40000

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 PartnersProviding Grants to Local Organizations

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

In Times of CrisisWe Are There

Learn how we've spent one year responding to COVID-19. 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

Sustaining FamiliesWith Healthy Food

Meet Kayla, whose household has been greatly impacted by 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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Bring the family over to our Hillside warehouse for some summertime fun while making a difference!

With your help, CFBNJ feeds 15 counties ...& fuels 1,000 community partners.

Sign up for a two-hour slot at http://cfbnj.org/volunteer. We look forward to seeing you!

Bring the family over to our Hillside warehouse for some summertime fun while making a difference! We are in critical need of volunteers to do a ...variety of activities, from sorting food to creating Family Packs to making senior boxes and much more. With your help, CFBNJ feeds 15 counties and fuels 1,000 community partners.

Our well-ventilated, 250,000 square foot warehouse is still following COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, asking volunteers to wear masks and gloves and to social distance. Sign up for a two-hour slot at cfbnj.org/volunteer. We look forward to seeing you!

"For every month that a food insecure family has been without the resources that they need to make ends meet, they have that much more of a ...financial hill to climb."

#ICYMI, CFBNJ President & CEO Carlos Rodriguez was on State of Affairs with Steve Adubato discussing our neighbors' uncertain financial futures in the wake of the pandemic and the FoodBank's work to continue meeting the need. #WeAreThere

#ICYMI, CFBNJ President & CEO @FoodBankCarlos was on State of Affairs with @SteveAdubato discussing our neighbors' uncertain financial ...futures in the wake of the pandemic and the FoodBank's work to continue meeting the need. #WeAreThere https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szWn_eIdG28

CFBNJ Pres. & CEO @FoodBankCarlos sat down with @SteveAdubato recently for a discussion about our pandemic-relief work & how hunger has ...affected families of color, in particular, over the past year. The interview airs TOMORROW on @MyNJPBS at 6 am, 8 am, & 5:30 pm. Don't miss it!

CFBNJ President & CEO Carlos Rodriguez sat down with Steve Adubato recently for an in-depth discussion about our recent pandemic-relief work and ...how hunger has affected families of color, in particular, over the past year. The interview airs TOMORROW on NJ PBS at 6 am, 8 am, and 5:30 pm. Don't miss it!

For at-risk seniors, #WeAreThere to help ensure their health and well-being. Did you know that, since the start of the pandemic, CFBNJ has provided ...over 212,500 prepared meals to seniors in need?

Help us continue our critical work: https://www.cfbnj.org/#WeAreThereSocial

For at-risk seniors, #WeAreThere to help ensure their health and well-being. Did you know that, since the start of the pandemic, CFBNJ has provided ...over 212,500 prepared meals to seniors in need? Dishes like barbecue chicken with vegetables are heart-healthy and frozen in kits of five meals each for recipients to simply heat and eat!

Help us continue our critical work: https://www.cfbnj.org/#WeAreThereSocial

Touch a life

With more than 1.2 million people facing hunger in New Jersey, including nearly 400,000 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