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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Reusable Bag Initiatives

The Single Use Plastic Bag Ban in New Jersey went into effect on May 4th of 2022. Currently, nearly 300 of our network partners (food pantries, soup kitchens, and more) are accepting donations of clean, new, or gently used reusable shopping bags. These partners distribute the nutritious food supplied by the Community FoodBank of New Jersey to our neighbors in need.

A plastic bag ban presents a new challenge to our agencies looking to get food into the hands of hungry New Jerseyans quickly and efficiently. That is why we have launched our reusable bag initiatives that can help make a difference. By donating a new or gently used reusable shopping bag, you are not only helping the environment, but keeping costs down for our partners.

Which Sites Will Accept My Reusable Shopping Bags

Please see the map below for information about which of our partner agencies will happily accept your donation of reusable shopping bags. Please call sites at the listed phone numbers to check operating hours.

Food Bank of
South Jersey

Click here for drop-off locations 
Serving: Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem counties

Fulfill
FoodBank

Click here to learn more
Serving: Monmouth and Ocean counties

Mercer Street Friends Food Bank

Click here to learn more 
Drop-off location: 824 Silvia St., Ewing, NJ 08628
Serving: Mercer Counter

Southern Regional Food Distribution Center

Click here to learn more 
Drop-off location: 6140 Mays Landing Rd., Vineland, NJ 08361
Serving: Cumberland County

This initiative is a partnership with Wegmans, Stop & Shop, and Wakefern Food Corp.

How Do I Clean My Reusable Shopping Bags?

Donating gently used reusable shopping bags helps us out immensely, but it’s important that they’re in good condition. That being said, there are several ways to sanitize your reusable bags! Here are some common ways to clean specific bag materials:

Woven or nonwoven polypropylene bags: Machine wash on a gentle cycle with soap (not detergent!) and cold water. Or you can hand wash in your kitchen or bathroom sink with soap and water. Skip the dryer—instead, hand or line dry.

Nylon or polyester: Hand wash in warm water with soap (not detergent!). Turn the bag inside out and line dry.

Bamboo or hemp bags: Launder on a gentle cycle with mild detergent or soap. (Or hand wash.) Machine or hang dry.

Cotton bags: Launder with hot water and your normal, go-to detergent. Feel free to hand wash as well! Machine or hang dry.

Insulated bags: Hand wash with soap and warm water (don’t forget the inner and outer seams). Wipe with disinfecting wipes. Hang dry.

You can also use disinfecting wipes or sprays to clean bags. You can usually determine the material of the bag by checking the manufacturer tag.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Donations of food and other items are crucial to our mission. Last year, 27% of the food we distributed was given to us by people just like you who want to reach out and help their community by bringing food donations to us directly or holding a virtual food drive. However, with our enormous purchasing and sourcing power, CFBNJ is able to obtain the highly nutritious food that hungry people in New Jersey need, so please consider giving a monetary gift today.

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