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

Our 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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Supporting Newark Families with Clean Drinking Water

Supporting Newark Families with Clean Drinking Water

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The tap water at home is undrinkable for residents in about 14,000 households in Newark’s Pequannock service area, in which two out of three filters meant to reduce lead levels are not working as expected.

In response to the situation, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey is partnering with the City of Newark and the United Way of Essex and West Hudson to facilitate donations and coordinate distributions of bottled water to Newark families in need.

“Assisting families in times of need is an essential part of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s mission,” said Carlos Rodriguez, President & CEO of the Community FoodBank of New Jerey. “The FoodBank is a critical agency responsible for New Jersey’s infrastructure and food distribution during emergencies. We look forward to facilitating donations and coordinating logistics alongside the city and our partners to ensure access to safe drinking water for all of our Newark neighbors in need.”

On August 23, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka visited the FoodBank to see the thousands of donated cases of bottled water for those impacted by lead service lines and to thank the community for all that they’ve done to support Newark during this time of need.

“It’s overwhelming that people want to help Newark out,” he told reporters. See the full NJTV story on the mayor’s tour below.

So far, the FoodBank has received more than 17,500 donated cases of bottled water, but the need is great. We are working with Newark to help get water out to the four approved drop-off locations throughout the city.

You can show your support for families in Newark with lead-contaminated water by donating cases of bottled water to the FoodBank at 31 Evans Terminal, Hillside, NJ. Drop-off hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 2 pm.

As large-scale distributions continue, we need your help to ensure access to clean drinking water for those in need until the situation is resolved.

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