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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Turkey Distributions Help Fill More Plates This Thanksgiving

Turkey Distributions Help Fill More Plates This Thanksgiving

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On November 6, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey held its first large-scale turkey distribution of the 2019 holiday season in Plainfield to enable our partner food panties and soup kitchens to pick up Thanksgiving turkeys and roasters for the hungry neighbors in their communities.  

Throughout the morning, nine agencies from Plainfield received about 1,200 turkeys and roasters with the help of Plainfield’s mayor, Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, who came out to show his support and gratitude. 

“We don’t think that anyone should go hungry at any time,” Mayor Mapp told reporters from local outlets that covered the distribution. “This is why we’re so passionate about caring and helping and providing for those who are not able to provide for themselves.” 

FoodBank staff, volunteers, and members of the Plainfield community worked together to distribute the holiday food to the participating agencies, who will then provide Thanksgiving meals to families who might otherwise go without.  

“We’re here to provide roasters and turkeys to over 1,200 families here living in Plainfield,” said Julienne Cherry, the FoodBank’s Director of Agency Relations. “At the Community Foodbank of New Jersey this is what we do, we help close the gap of food insecurity to ensure that our neighbors in need have access to nutritious food especially during the holiday months.” 

This distribution was one of ten that will take place across the state throughout the month of November. This year, we are excited to provide more than 25,000 turkeys and roasters to help share the joy of Thanksgiving with our neighbors—a touching example of how the FoodBank does more than just give out food, we provide meals that impact our neighbors’ lives.  

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