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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Women Fighting Hunger

Women Fighting Hunger supports the goals and priorities of CFBNJ, and provides Food, Help and Hope through hands-on philanthropy, leadership and collaboration.

Women Fighting Hunger supports the goals and priorities of CFBNJ, and provides Food, Help and Hope through hands-on philanthropy, leadership and collaboration. These projects provide much needed support to the efforts of CFBNJ and can be tailored to your time, interests, and talents.

About Women Fighting Hunger

Women Fighting Hunger will offer its members meaningful experiences that will:

  • Provide rewarding engagement as we work to reduce food insecurity in New Jersey, such as education, enrichment, personal growth and a sense of community
  • Create a sense of responsibility and ownership for the success of the projects we undertake
  • Tap into individual skills and experience through a network of small project teams
  • Develop deep and lasting ties

The Women Fighting Hunger
Leadership

Lauren Parisier Weiss – Chair

Susan Present, Co-Founder
Wendy Lazarus, Advocacy
Heather Stewart Pyne, Comms & Outreach
Roby Weinreich, Comms & Outreach
Suzanne Hall, Programs
Toju Chike-Obi, Programs
Kathy Corbalis, South Jersey Women Fighting Hunger

Upcoming Women Fighting Hunger Events

More events can be found on the Women Fighting Hunger calendar.


“Imagine a child who hasn’t had breakfast or lunch trying to focus. Trying to learn. Trying to be happy. Just wanting to be a kid. That’s why Women Fighting Hunger and the Women Fighting Hunger initiative is my passion.”

– Wendy Lazarus, Founding Member, Women Fighting Hunger

Our Priorities

Diaper Drive

In 2022, through a collection of diapers and funds WFH’s #GBDD collected over 360,000 diapers and other necessities for our neighbors in need. In 2023, the #GreatBigDiaperDrive yielded more than 410,000 diapers–a 14% increase from the prior year.

Period Product Drive

In 2023, WFH’s #GBPPD collected more than 38,000 period products and raised nearly $13,000! More than a 60% increase over the 2022 total. More than forty attendees joined us live for the 2023 Lunch and Learn.

Luncheon Efforts

Between the North and South Jersey luncheon’s in 2022, these events raised more than $300,000, attendees assembled more than 1,100 college meal kits, and the College Pantry Soup and Snack Drive garnered more than 740 pounds of donations.

Accomplishments in 2023

Not including in-person warehouse volunteer time, Women Fighting Hunger members collectively average 100 volunteer hours per month on projects including (but not limited to):

  • In 2022, through a collection of diapers and funds WFH’s #GBDD collected over 360,000 diapers and other necessities for our neighbors in need. In 2023, the #GreatBigDiaperDrive yielded more than 410,000 diapers–a 14% increase from the prior year. We look to 2024 with a new goal of half a million diapers.

    In addition to our drive efforts, WFH hosted our third annual #GBDD Lunch and Learn with a panel of local and national advocates including representation from the National Diaper Bank Network. You can watch the Lunch & Learn here.

  • In 2023, WFH’s #GBPPD collected more than 38,000 period products and raised nearly $13,000! More than a 60% increase over the 2022 total.

    More than forty attendees joined us live for this year’s #GreatBigPeriodProductDrive Lunch and Learn which featured speakers from NJCW/Essex, Alliance for Period Supplies, and volunteers from some of CFBNJ’s own Network Partners.

  • CFBNJ Network Partners with child feeding programs were surveyed by the WFH Nutrition team to collect feedback on meals served at each site. In 2023, volunteers connected 1:1 with pantry managers from 16 Kids Cafe sites and 48 Family Pack sites. Currently, the Child Nutrition team is surveying 8 more Kids Cafe sites in South Jersey.

  • Our team of volunteers handwrites thank you notes to a list of recent donors as an e.xtra thank you. Our most recent effort led to 196 written letters and more than 200 thank you cards.

  • Over the last year (January-December, 2023) more than 70 different WFH members volunteered for at least one day at our Hillside warehouse or Egg Harbor Township Community Assistance Pantry on designated WFH volunteer days. Many of those members go back for repeat shifts!

  • WFH hosted three College Pantry Manager forums to allow for the managers of each pantry to come together to share thoughts, network, and learn from each other.

    One of the initiatives born out of these forums with a push from WFH members was the idea to provide pantries with spices and condiments. Many college pantry managers (as well as other managers across our network) have expressed the desire to provide condiments and spices to their clients thus giving their experience dignity and allowing for the opportunity to provide culturally relevant items for cooking. The condiment and spice packing kits are available here.

  • WFH members in North Jersey joined us in Hillside to pack the bags provided to college students each thanksgiving. Volunteers packed up 925 bags for distribution to the students who use our 12 of our college pantries. In addition to the college bags, volunteers sorted the food donations collected at the 8th Annual Women Fighting Hunger Luncheon. Volunteers packed 50 boxes of food. These donations were made available to our Network Partners.

    In addition, 17 members of WFH participated in CFBNJ’s Annual Turkey Drive across 10 locations in North and South Jersey

  • The Community FoodBank of New Jersey hosted its eighth annual Women Fighting Hunger Luncheon on October 25 and for the second year in a row it was held concurrently in two locations, the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park and the Linwood Country Club. More than 500 guests were in attendance, approximately $350,000 was raised, over 1,000 Healthy Lifestyle Meal Kits were packed during the volunteer hour, and 2,347 pounds of food was brought and donated by attendees. In addition, more than 15 WFH leaders served as ambassadors at both Luncheons to recruit attendees to join as new WFH members.

Join Women Fighting Hunger

Give us your contact information, and we would be delighted to share some amazing volunteer opportunities with you. There are many different remote and in-person options — you are sure to find something that fits your available time and interest.

Contact the Women Fighting Hunger

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