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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National Nutrition Month & Women’s History Month, Employee Spotlight: Meet Tamara

National Nutrition Month & Women’s History Month, Employee Spotlight: Meet Tamara

National Nutrition Month & Women’s History Month, Employee Spotlight: Meet Tamara 1280 550 CFBNJ

March is both National Nutrition Month and Women’s History Month! At the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, we not only fight to end hunger and poverty across New Jersey but also prioritize addressing hunger as a health issue, providing and advocating for healthier options for our neighbors in need.

Read on to hear from our Child Nutrition Programs Coordinator, Tamara Casseus, who shared how CFBNJ makes this possible, as well as what National Nutrition Month and Women’s History Month mean to her.

How did you get started at CFBNJ? What drew you to work on our Child Nutrition Programs? In 2011, I had just completed volunteer work with a medical mission in Haiti. Many of the skills I used during the medical mission mirrored the requirements for a position working with Mobile Pantries, which is where I started with CFBNJ. Transitioning into Child Nutrition was seamless because I had experience with Summer Feeding during my time with the Mobile Pantries. I was drawn to the program because my educational background is in Social Work, and I wanted to provide to my surrounding community the support that was provided to me as a child.

Why is it important for kids to get proper nutrition? How does CFBNJ help make that happen? It’s important for kids to get proper nutrition because it affects the overall health of a child, including brain development, mental health, and physical growth. CFBNJ helps to make that happen through the nutrition provided in menus created by the child feeding programs, support services through Resource Access, and educational programs, such as nutrition education and FSTA.

What role do Family Packs play in ensuring that kids are nourished and ready to live up to their full potential? Many children rely on school breakfasts and lunches as a primary source to obtain steady meals. Family Packs play a pivotal role in providing weekend meals to children who do not have access to school breakfasts and lunches.

How are the Family Pack menus determined? The Family Pack menus are determined through the Director of Programs. The current director is Lindsey Kennedy. She assesses survey results that I provide from the students and coordinators for the program when considering the type of menus to create.

March is National Nutrition Month AND Women’s History Month. As a woman whose livelihood focuses on providing nourishment to kids, what does this month mean to you? As a black woman whose community and youth face a disproportionately higher amount of health risks and restricted access to resources, Women’s History Month and National Nutrition Month allows me to reflect on how nutrition plays a strong role in promoting health and wellness in society. As mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins and workers, women play a large role in the efforts to close the gap that restricts access to food for disadvantaged communities through the FoodBank, pantries, community programs, faith-based communities, and schools. I am honored to do my part in helping to push the objective forward.

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