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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Corporate Partner Spotlight: Columbia Bank

Corporate Partner Spotlight: Columbia Bank

Corporate Partner Spotlight: Columbia Bank 1280 550 CFBNJ

In the United States, more than 72 billion pounds of perfectly good, nutritious food is wasted each year. This is while 41 million Americans, more than 900,000 in New Jersey alone, go hungry every day. There’s enough food for everyone in our country, but it doesn’t always get to those who need it most.

That’s where the FoodBank’s supermarket gleaning program comes in, which picks up food from grocers that would otherwise be wasted and redirects it to our neighbors in need throughout the state. We rely on a fleet of trucks and tractor-trailers to pick up and deliver these and other donations every day, which represented 66% of the food that the FoodBank distributed last year.

In November 2018, one of our aging tractor-trailers broke down with no possibility of being repaired. The trailer was almost 25 years old and had logged more than 350,000 miles, hauling up to 44,000 pounds of food per trip. The loss of this critical piece of equipment presented a significant barrier to the FoodBank’s responsiveness to food donors and ability to deliver food to New Jerseyans who depend on us.

Fortunately, our partners at Columbia Bank Foundation were sensitive to this urgent need and stepped in to fund a brand new 53-foot refrigerated tractor-trailer–over $78,000—in full. In June, representatives from Columbia Bank and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey gathered together to celebrate the commissioning of the brand new trailer.

“For over 90 years, Columbia Bank has been supporting people and businesses in our communities, and when we heard that the FoodBank was in need and that they were going to have trouble fulfilling their mission, it was an easy decision on our part to step in and assist ,” said Joe Dempsey, EVP & Head of Commercial Banking at Columbia Bank, who also serves on the FoodBank’s Board of Directors.

With the help of this generous donation, the FoodBank will rescue close to 10 million pounds of fresh produce, meats, baked goods, and prepared foods through our gleaning program and will pick up and deliver millions more pounds of much-needed donated food.

“Columbia Bank’s responsiveness at a critical moment reflects their remarkable commitment to our mission,” said Carlos Rodriguez, President & CEO of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. “With this new vehicle, we are confident that we will be able to collect and distribute even more food next year, including an increased percentage of fresh, healthy food as part of our focus on addressing hunger as a health issue.”

Columbia Bank also contributes to our events, including the Women Fighting Hunger Luncheon and our annual Blue Jean Ball, which was attended by Columbia Bank representatives this year. Company employees have also volunteered in our warehouse, helping to sort and pack some of the donations that the new truck has transported.

“The FoodBank is thankful for Columbia Bank’s year-long support and for the invaluable service that Joe Dempsey provides as one of our board members,” Carlos added.

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