In 1975, when Community FoodBank of New Jersey founder Kathleen DiChiara identified hunger in her community and began to distribute food from the trunk of her station wagon, having two locations and serving 11 counties in New Jersey was still a long way off. Today, CFBNJ is the largest anti-poverty organization in the state, leading the way by treating hunger as a public health issue.
Since our humble beginnings, we have served millions and millions of meals to hungry people all over New Jersey in addition to helping people apply for SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps), working with the state to distribute educational materials about available resources, and addressing diaper need and period poverty.
New Jersey’s Largest Food Bank
CFBNJ serves Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, and Union Counties. We distribute food from our warehouses in Hillside and Egg Harbor Township to over 1,000 food pantries and soup kitchens in New Jersey. Our locations work as a team, but the hours and services do differ slightly, so please take a look at the pages for our Hillside location or our Southern Branch to learn more about CFBNJ’s hours, services, and contact information.