Free Food & Services

Free Food & Services

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

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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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Community FoodBank of New Jersey Urgently Seeks Volunteers for Emergency Relief Efforts

Community FoodBank of New Jersey Urgently Seeks Volunteers for Emergency Relief Efforts

Community FoodBank of New Jersey Urgently Seeks Volunteers for Emergency Relief Efforts 1280 550 CFBNJ

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Nicole Williams, Communications & Public Relations Manager

nwilliams@cfbnj.org / 732-798-5213

COMMUNITY FOODBANK OF NEW JERSEY URGENTLY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR EMERGENCY RELIEF EFFORTS

Volunteers needed to pack Emergency Meal Kits, build Family Packs, and more

HILLSIDE, NJ—October 14, 2020

For perhaps the first time in its 45-year history, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) is facing a critical shortage of volunteers at its Hillside warehouse. With food insecurity projected to increase 56% across the state as a result of the pandemic, CFBNJ urgently needs more helping hands to aid in maintaining the magnitude of its response.

“CFBNJ is committed to meeting the prolonged and growing need for food assistance that we have seen throughout New Jersey during COVID-19, but we can’t do it without the volunteers that are essential to our operation,” said Carlos Rodriguez, President & CEO of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. “With just two hours of your time, you can make a real impact in the fight against hunger where and when it’s needed most.”

CFBNJ needs volunteers to pack Emergency Meal Kits, assemble Family Packs, assist at off-site food distributions, and more. With one in five children in the state expected to face hunger, the organization plans to double its output of Family Packs in the coming year, which give supplemental food to kids in need and their families. CFBNJ also seeks to continue providing Emergency Meal Kits, of which it has distributed more than 100,000 since March, that each contain enough nonperishable food to sustain a family for several days.

All volunteers must be 14 or older (teens aged 14 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult) and sign a COVID-19 waiver. Social distancing is strictly observed during volunteer shifts, temperatures are taken for all who enter the building, and masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer are provided.

Visit cfbnj.org/volunteer to register for a two-hour volunteer shift of your choosing. If your company is interested in bringing a group of employees to volunteer, please contact Xenia Ferencevych, Corporate Volunteer Manager, at xferencevych@cfbnj.org or 732-798-5248.

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The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), a member of Feeding America®, has been delivering food, help and hope across the state for 45 years. Last year, CFBNJ provided nutritious food for over 66 million meals through its network of more than 1,000 community partners including pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, mobile pantries, and child and senior feeding programs throughout the 11 New Jersey counties it directly serves (Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Union). For our hungry neighbors, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey is the powerful agent of change that fills the emptiness caused by hunger and provides resources that are essential to earning a sustainable living.

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