CFBNJ Job Training Programs

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey is dedicated to eradicating the root cause of hunger: poverty. CFBNJ’s no-cost, “on the job” training programs are in place to provide students with interpersonal and professional skills that will help them earn a livable wage.

  • All programs operate out of CFBNJ in Hillside, New Jersey and have a 95% placement rate after graduation.
  • Graduates of CFBNJ’s job training programs have been hired at Atlantic Health System, United Airlines, The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, and Wonder- just to name a few!
  • We offer students monthly 2-zone bus passes or gas checks in the amount of $78 per month to cover expenses of coming to our warehouse in Hillside.

Requirements for CFBNJ Job Training Programs

Program applicants must be able to provide certain documents in order to enroll:

  1. Valid New Jersey driver’s license or non-driver ID
  2. Social security card
  3. High school diploma, GED or college transcript

This program has no out-of-pocket cost to students, as grants through the New Jersey Department of Labor and private scholarships are available for those who qualify.

Culinary Job Training Program

Next FSTA start date: December 18, 2023

  • CFBNJ’s Food Service Training Academy (FSTA), established in 2000, is an intensive cooking school and life skills program.
  • Our no-cost cooking school is a 14-week program that operates from Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 4PM.
  • FSTA graduates secure their ServSafe® Certification by participating in this career training program, which equips graduates with vital skills for gaining employment in the restaurant industry.
  • Students train in a state-of-the-art, fully-equipped  commercial kitchen where they make healthy meals for thousands of food-insecure children.

Warehouse Job Training Program

Next Warehouse Logistics Training Academy start date: February 12, 2024

  • CFBNJ’s Warehouse Logistics Training Academy (WLTA) program is an 8-week warehouse job training program.
  • This partnership with New Jersey’s Department of Labor teaches students inventory management, compliance, purchasing, warehouse fulfillment, and transportation safety.
  • Students who complete the training will receive their Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification.

Our Workforce Development programs are possible due to support from ADP Foundation, Prudential Foundation, Santander Bank, ShopRite LPGA Classic, State Street Foundation, and TD Charitable Foundation. 


James LeBrun, Workforce Development Administrative Assistant