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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Food for Youth & College Students

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey fills the nutrition gap for kids and young adults by providing healthy food year-round and outside school hours.

Our Food for Youth and College Students programs are Kids Cafes, Family Packs, Summer Nutrition, and College Food pantries. Your organization could make a huge difference in the everyday lives of these young neighbors.

Kids Cafes

Kids Cafes provide nourishing after-school meals daily so children do not go home to sleep on empty stomachs. The program, which also includes a nutrition education component aimed at teaching students about well-balanced diets, currently serves more than two dozen sites across the state. Last year, CFBNJ delivered 180,000 Kids Cafe meals.

“My brother and sister and I love coming here…We really like the food.”

DAVID, AGE 8, BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF LODI

Family Packs

Family Packs provide households with supplemental boxes of fresh produce and shelf-stable food for the weekend. Last year, CFBNJ supplied 93,000 Family Packs.

“I love the different fruits we get that I can share with my family. That’s my favorite part about the Family Packs,”

NEYMAR, AGE 7.

Summer Nutrition

For kids who receive free or reduced-price school meals and after-school dinners at our Kids Cafes, summer vacation can mean an end to a reliable food source. In order to bridge the gap, we serve breakfast and lunch to children in need at sites across the state, including Boys & Girls Clubs, recreation centers, and libraries through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Summer Meal Sites

Head to our blog for more information about how to get summer meals for children. Please check individual sites for opening dates and times as well as meals provided.

Our Child Nutrition Programs are possible due to the support from ACME Markets Foundation, ADP Foundation, Bayer Fund, BJ’s Charitable Foundation, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Capital One Bank, Chick-fil-A, Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, Feeding America, Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, PNC Foundation, Stop & Shop Family Foundation, and Turrell Fund.

“My birthday is coming up…I want to eat a lot so I can grow up big and strong.”

JAMES, AGE 6, BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF LODI

College Food Pantries

College food pantries are on-campus initiatives that provide a lifeline for students who may be struggling to make ends meet, ensuring they have access to nutritious food and can focus on their studies without the added stress of hunger. These pantries are stocked with non-perishable items like canned goods, pasta, and cereal, as well as fresh produce and other perishable items when available. Some schools also offer meal swipes or vouchers for use at campus dining halls. Our Resource Access and Nutrition Education programs connect students with nutrition education and help determine their eligibility for SNAP (formerly food stamps) benefits. Last year, CFBNJ worked with 14 campus pantries, distributing 270,000 pounds of healthy food.

The benefits of college food pantries are clear. They provide a lifeline for students who may be struggling to make ends meet, ensuring they have access to nutritious food and can focus on their studies without the added stress of hunger. Additionally, college food pantries can help to break down the stigma surrounding food insecurity.

We welcome university and college representatives to reach out to us to learn next steps for becoming a partner pantry of CFBNJ.

Expand Your Capacity

While college food pantries are an important resource for students, it’s important to note that they are not a long-term solution to food insecurity. Addressing the root causes of hunger—such as poverty and income inequality—requires systemic change. However, by providing immediate relief and creating a culture of support, college food pantries can help to break the cycle of hunger and create a brighter future for all students.

Similarly, our child nutrition programs may not be necessary for every single child in New Jersey, but it is a life-changing program for others. That’s who we do it for. Our feeding children initiatives and the College Food Pantry program play a massive part in solving the food-insecurity issue within our state.

If your organization wants to learn more about any of these particular programs, reach out to our Resource Access Lead, Meghan Gosselink. All you have to do is fill out our contact form and clarify that you’re looking to speak with Meghan. We can get you additional information and help answer any further questions you may have about implementing this program at your pantry.

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