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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Community Partner Spotlight: Meet Vesta

Community Partner Spotlight: Meet Vesta

Community Partner Spotlight: Meet Vesta 1280 550 CFBNJ

Fourteen years ago, Vesta Godwin Clark stood across the street from the St. James Social Service Corp. food pantry in Newark – watching as fire engulfed the second floor.

Vesta – the executive director – had made sure her staff got out safely. And now she stood helplessly watching as firefighters kept the blaze at bay. Someone tapped her on the shoulder.

“It was one of our pantry visitors,” she remembered. “And he said to me, ‘Will I still be able to get food tomorrow?’”

Vesta, who has been the executive director for 23 years, would be hard-pressed to find a better example of what the food pantry means in the community. And were they open the next day?

“We cleaned up the space, and we had our pantry the next day,” she said proudly.

The pantry, which receives food from CFBNJ, operates their food distribution and soup kitchen every day.

“We serve up to 4,000 people per month,” she said.

Vesta credits her team, which she calls her family, for making sure folks in her community have the food they need.

“During COVID, we operated against all odds. We stayed open the whole time,” she said. “We are a family here.”

The community is still recovering from the pandemic.

“We provide food for a lot of different people, including working families who have gotten jobs post-COVID, but just aren’t making as much as they were.”

And while she knows there is still much to do, she loves working with her team – her family.

“We’re the small agency that does big things,” she said.

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