Free Food & Services

Free Food & Services

Find a food pantry near you and explore the free services that can help you and your family.

Summer Feeding Programs for Kids

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Apply for Snap Food Assistance

Apply for Snap Food Assistance

Get free help applying for SNAP and accessing the benefits available to you and your family.

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Job Training

Job Training

Sign up for one of CFBNJ’s free job training programs that can prepare you for a career in the culinary or logistics industries.

 

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Healthy Recipes

Healthy Recipes

Healthy recipes, cooking videos, and tips are all here. Browse through the info provided by our Nutrition Education team to get the most out of your grocery budget without compromising on nutrition.

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Donate

Donate

Learn about all the ways to give a monetary gift, including recurring donations, planned gifts, tributes, and more to CFBNJ to lift up our neighbors.

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Volunteer

Volunteer

Explore the many opportunities to volunteer – whether that is packing food with your company, family, and friends at either our Hillside or Egg Harbor Township locations, distributing healthy food at one of our partners, or making phone calls from the comfort of your home.

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Advocate

Advocate

Take action to support our advocacy efforts that address the root causes of hunger and learn more about how CFBNJ collaborates with legislators.

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Fundraise

Fundraise

Coordinate a virtual or in-person fundraiser with friends, family, or coworkers.

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Donate Food & Goods

Donate Food & Goods

Over one-third of our food is donated by generous supporters like you. Set up a food or special product drive, join our retail food donation program, and more.

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Make a Corporate Donation

Make a Corporate Donation

Manufacturers, retailers, corporations, and small businesses can donate food, funds, and time.

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Events

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Attend a CFBNJ event to show your support and meet other like-minded supporters.

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Youth

Youth

Opportunities for youth engagement includes fundraising, food drives, and service days.

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Sign Up to Volunteer

Sign Up to Volunteer

Sign up to sort and pack food with your company, family, and friends at either our Hillside or Egg Harbor locations.

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Corporate Groups

Corporate Groups

Use your next company outing to give back to your community.

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Special Volunteer Programs

Special Volunteer Programs

View the opportunities available for regular volunteers to level up their participation at CFBNJ.

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Youth

Special Volunteer Programs

Opportunities for youth engagement includes fundraising, food drives, and service days.

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About Us

About Us

Discover how our journey began almost 50 years ago, and how we are committed to ending hunger in New Jersey.

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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

Explore the roadmap of the future of CFBNJ and how we plan on helping hungry neighbors going forward.

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How a FoodBank Works

How a FoodBank Works

Understand how food and hygiene supplies get from our two warehouses to your community.

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Leadership

Leadership

Meet our executive leadership team and Board of Directors.

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Annual Report & Financials

Annual Report & Financials

Get a clear picture of our finances, how our programs impact the community, and how it all ties together.

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Careers

Careers

Check out our career opportunities and don’t miss a chance to put your talents to work for a great purpose.

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News & Press

Keep up to date with the latest news about our work to end hunger.

Keep up to date with the latest news about our work to end hunger.

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Our Locations

Locations

We have locations in Hillside and Egg Harbor Township, each with their own events and volunteering opportunities.

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Our Programs

Learn about what we do to help our neighbors in need.

Learn about what we do to help our neighbors in need.

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Blog

Featured Stories

Neighbor Spotlight: Meet Carol 1280 550 CFBNJ
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Neighbor Spotlight: Meet Carol

Carol loves living in Fortescue, where she can be close to nature on the Delaware Bay. Located in Cumberland County in the southwestern corner of New Jersey, the rural community has a population of just 189 people, according to the 2020 U.S. Census.  Carol is an artist who moved to Fortescue 30 years ago to…

Free Meals for Kids This Summer – 2024 1280 550 CFBNJ
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Free Meals for Kids This Summer – 2024

Summer Meal Programs for Kids For hungry kids, the final bell of the school year signifies the loss of access to some of their most reliable sources of food – school breakfasts and lunches served daily, nutritious dinners provided at afterschool programs, and Family Packs distributed on Fridays. And this summer as families face inflation,…

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Partner Highlight: Andrea Lekberg, The Artist Baker 1280 550 CFBNJ
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Neighbors Helping Neighbors Partner Highlight: Andrea Lekberg, The Artist Baker

Andrea Lekberg is the owner and pastry chef at The Artist Baker, located in Morristown, NJ, and was introduced to CFBNJ by our longtime board member Alan Levitan. Andrea’s first engagement with CFBNJ started in 2019 as one of our featured chefs at Chefs Tableside Dinner. She has since been our super advocate and champion,…

Neighbor Spotlight: Meet Darlene 1280 550 CFBNJ
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Neighbor Spotlight: Meet Darlene

Darlene is retired from a 15-year career in corporate security, where she says she got used to working with a lot of different personalities.   Now, she puts that skill to good use as a volunteer at New Community Corporation’s affordable housing. She’s lived in the building for five years and serves as a floor captain,…

CFBNJ In Need of Volunteers 1280 550 CFBNJ
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CFBNJ In Need of Volunteers

Helping hands needed in CFBNJ’s Egg Harbor Township Community Assistance Pantry EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ—June 15, 2023 The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ)’s Egg Harbor Township location is facing a critical shortage of volunteers in its Community Assistance Pantry, following a refresh of the pantry’s operations. After three years distributing food in a grab-and-go…

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NJ Food Banks Held Inaugural Feeding New Jersey Statewide Conference 1280 550 CFBNJ
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NJ Food Banks Held Inaugural Feeding New Jersey Statewide Conference

NEW JERSEY FOOD BANKS HELD INAUGURAL FEEDING NEW JERSEY STATEWIDE CONFERENCE Local food assistance organizations came together for networking, speakers, and peer-to-peer discussions LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ —June 13, 2023 On Thursday, June 8, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), Food Bank of South Jersey, Fulfill, Mercer Street Friends, and Norwescap hosted Feeding New Jersey 2023,…

Free Meals for Kids This Summer – 2024 1280 550 CFBNJ
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Free Meals for Kids This Summer – 2024

Summer Meal Programs for Kids For hungry kids, the final bell of the school year signifies the loss of access to some of their most reliable sources of food – school breakfasts and lunches served daily, nutritious dinners provided at afterschool programs, and Family Packs distributed on Fridays. And this summer as families face inflation,…

CFBNJ’s 2022 Annual Report Available Now 1280 550 CFBNJ
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CFBNJ’s 2022 Annual Report Available Now

The 2022 CFBNJ Annual Report is available now. It opens with a letter from Judy Spires, the CFBNJ Board Chair, and contains critical information about what you helped us achieve last year. That includes over 85 million meals to hungry neighbors, thousands and thousands of hours donated by volunteers, and much more. “The need continues,…

Neighbor Spotlight: Meet Erin 1280 550 CFBNJ
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Neighbor Spotlight: Meet Erin

In her inspiring life, Erin has overcome the stigma around two critical issues – food insecurity and addiction. She’s retired from the Human Resources department at an addiction recovery center – the same one where she was a patient thirty years ago.   “I was very serious about my recovery,” Erin shared. “I wanted to get…

Community FoodBank of New Jersey Announces New President & CEO 1280 550 CFBNJ
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Community FoodBank of New Jersey Announces New President & CEO

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) is pleased to announce that Elizabeth McCarthy has been selected as its new President & CEO and is expected to assume the role in mid-July. “CFBNJ ran an extensive nationwide search process, and Elizabeth clearly rose to the top,” said Joe Dempsey, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s…

FSTA Spotlight: Meet Marcellis 1280 550 CFBNJ
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FSTA Spotlight: Meet Marcellis

Marcellis took a big leap out of his comfort zone when he enrolled in CFBNJ’s Food Service Training Academy (FSTA). “Believe it or not, I’m not the best cook,” he admitted. “But I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to advance my skills.” Marcellis studied social work at Seton Hall University and then worked…

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