CFBNJ Awards More than $3.2 Million in Grants

The Network Investment Grant Initiative is a multi-year effort by CFBNJ to increase the capacity of local food assistance organizations, especially those in underserved communities, including food pantries, child and senior feeding programs, and more. This latest round of grants, which were disbursed in January 2024, totals over $3.2 million to help 80 individual organizations better serve food insecure New Jerseyans. Funds are supporting transformative projects that significantly impact food insecurity, nutritional intake, or operational sustainability, as well as small-scale projects meant to upgrade or refurbish organizations’ existing infrastructures.

These grants were made possible with lead support from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture and additional funding from the Partners for Health Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Congratulations to all of the community partners who received grants!

Atlantic County

Atlantic Cape Family Support Organization – Northfield, NJ
Atlantic City Vietnamese Group – Atlantic City, NJ
Friends of Jean Webster, Inc. – Atlantic City, NJ
Main Street Pantry (Mays Landing First UMC Church) – Mays Landing, NJ
Making The Difference – Absecon, NJ
Mighty Writers – Atlantic City, NJ
St. James – Egg Harbor City, NJ


All Access Community Development Corporation – Hackensack, NJ
Franciscan Community Development Center – Fairview, NJ
Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey – Teaneck, NJ
RAP/The People’s Pantry (Elmwood Park Residence Assistance Program) – Elmwood Park, NJ

Cape May

The Branches Outreach – Rio Grande, NJ
Cape May Community Food Closet – Cape May, NJ
Lazarus House Ministries, Inc. (Lazarus House Emergency Food Pantry) – Wildwood, NJ
Seashore Community Church of The Nazarene – Cape May, NJ
Tuckahoe UMC – Tuckahoe, NJ


Chestnut Assembly of God – Vineland, NJ
Help & Hope Ministries Inc – Millville, NJ
Maurice River Senior Center – Leesburg, NJ
Panamericana Spanish SDA Church – Vineland, NJ
St. John United Methodist Church – Bridgeton, NJ


Calvary Baptist Church – East Orange, NJ
Chances @ MCC Emergency Food Pantry – Newark, NJ
Deeper Life Bible Church – Irvington, NJ
FOCUS Hispanic Center for Community Development, Inc. – Newark, NJ
Franciscan Charities, Inc. – Newark, NJ
Fundacion Manos que Bendicen a Nj non-profit corporation – Elizabeth, NJ
House of Love Soup Kitchen/Pantry – Newark, NJ
Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges (IFPO) – Orange, NJ
Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity, Inc. (MEND) – Maplewood, NJ
New Ephesus Baptist Church – East Orange, NJ
Nutley Family Service Bureau – Nutley, NJ
St. James Social Service Corporation – Newark, NJ
Toni’s Kitchen – Montclair, NJ
United Community Corporation – Newark, NJ
Vincent United Methodist Church – Nutley, NJ


Brian P. Stack Civic Association – Union City, NJ
Dvine Konektion Community Development Corporation – West New York, NJ
Faith & Victory Community Services – Bayonne, NJ
Gospel Tabernacle – North Bergen, NJ
Hoboken Community Center – Hoboken, NJ
Leaders Without Limits – Jersey City, NJ
New Jersey Reentry Corporation – Jersey City, NJ
Old Bergen Church – Jersey City, NJ
St Johns Food Pantry  – Jersey City, NJ


Grace Christian Fellowship – Old Bridge, NJ
Hands Of Hope For The Community – Edison, NJ
Heaven’s Helpers Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen, LLC – Woodbridge, NJ
Legacy Church Inc. – South River, NJ
Middlesex County – Feeding Middlesex County – East Brunswick, NJ
Mt. Zion UF Baptist Church – Edison, NJ
North Brunswick Food Bank – North Brunswick, NJ
RWJBarnabas Health Foundation – West Orange, NJ
Trinity Episcopal Church – Woodbridge, NJ


Interfaith Food Pantry Network – Morris Plains, NJ
nourish.NJ – Morristown, NJ
Spring Street Community Development Corporation – Morristown, NJ


CUMAC/ECHO Inc. – Paterson, NJ
Eva’s Village – Paterson, NJ
Faith in Action Community Development Center – Paterson, NJ
The Food Brigade Inc. – Clifton, NJ
New Hope Community Ministries – Prospect Park, NJ
The Salvation Army – Passaic, NJ
Smile for Charity Organization – Passaic, NJ
St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation – Paterson, NJ
St. Peter’s Haven – Clifton, NJ
Trinity Assembly of God Feed the Need – Passaic, NJ


Feeding Hands Inc. – Hillsborough, NJ
Food Bank Network of Somerset County – Bridgewater, NJ
Good Deeds Food Pantry – North Brunswick, NJ
Raritan Food Pantry – Raritan, NJ


GRACE Giving and Receiving Assistance for our Community’s Essentials Inc – Summit, NJ
Jefferson Park Ministries, Inc – Elizabeth, NJ
Neighborhood Health Services Corporation – Plainfield, NJ
New Covenant Church of God – Plainfield, NJ
Premier Community Development Corp – Plainfield, NJ
The Salvation Army (Elizabeth) – Elizabeth, NJ
The Salvation Army Union Corps – Union, NJ
St. Joseph Social Service Center – Elizabeth, NJ