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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Nutrition Education at CFBNJ

Nutrition Education at CFBNJ

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Happy National Nutrition Month!

Just as delivering food is central to CFBNJ’s mission of ending hunger in New Jersey, so is promoting healthy lifestyles by providing our neighbors in need with nutritious options. Proper nutrition is vital to our health and wellness. Food insecure children, in particular, may not get the nutrients they need to support their overall health, including brain development, mental health, and physical growth.

CFBNJ’s Nutrition Programs

Last year, we delivered 24 million pounds of fresh produce as part of our initiative to address hunger as a health issue. Looking forward, CFBNJ’s Food Sourcing team is strengthening our partnerships with New Jersey farms and commencing a seafood gleaning program to bring fresh produce and proteins to our neighbors in need. Here are a few ways we work to help our hungry neighbors lead healthy lives on a budget:

NJ SNAP-Ed

Through NJ SNAP-Ed, CFBNJ provides free and engaging nutrition education workshops that help New Jerseyans who are eligible for SNAP choose healthy food on a budget and make physical activity a part of their lives. We have full public playlists available on both Facebook and Youtube. There, you can find previous cooking demonstrations, as well as tips and tricks to stay healthy and active. Additionally, you can catch NJ SNAP-Ed live on Facebook on the third Wednesday of every month at 11 am, where Nutrition Educators and other CFBNJ staff will show you how to create seasonal, healthy meals.

Cooking for a Cause

Our very own CFBNJ chefs share healthy recipes that are quick, easy, and budget-friendly. We have a variety of dishes, from summer cook-out essentials to holiday meals. Check them out and re-create one today!

Child Nutrition Programs

Hungry kids often rely on school meals as their main source of nutrition. CFBNJ has a number of child nutrition programs to fill in gaps for food insecure children, including afterschool Kids Cafe meals, weekend Family Packs, and Summer Food Service Program meals at sites across the state. Meals and supplemental food boxes always include fresh produce for a full and nutritious diet. Our Kids Cafe program also includes a nutrition education component to teach children about the importance of well-balanced diets and staying active.

Partnerships with Medical Centers and Organizations

Our neighbors in need often lack access to healthy and whole foods, which can lead to chronic health problems. As we distribute fresh produce, proteins, and whole grains, we also partner with medical centers and organizations to help people get the medical screenings that they need. In partnerships with Summit Health Cares, the Trinitas Medical Center Care Transitions Program, and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, we offer health screenings, diabetes-friendly foods, medically tailored meals, and nutrition tips to our neighbors.

Healthy Families Farmers Markets and Healthy Pantry Initiative

Through both of these programs, we put fresh produce at the forefront of our work. We work with our community partners to encourage choice of healthy products among their clients and to offer on-site nutrition education, recipes, and food tastings. Through our Healthy Pantry Initiative, we’ve also worked to shift more pantries to a “client choice” model, making healthy options accessible and providing our neighbors with the dignity of being able to choose the foods that are best for their households.

Consider giving a monetary gift to CFBNJ today! Funds allow CFBNJ to seek out more partnerships with supermarkets, distributors, farms, manufacturers, wholesalers, and more; to purchase healthy food options for our neighbors in need; and to continue addressing hunger as a health issue.

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