Food Pantry Locations
Our food pantries operate out of Family and Community Services Centers in the following counties:
Organize a Food Drive
Much of the food in our food pantries comes from local food banks, parish food drives and individual donations. If you would like to organize a food drive to benefit one of our pantries, contact the pantry in your county.
Organize a Fresh Food Drive
One of our priorities is making sure those we serve not only have enough food to eat, but have healthy foods to eat. Our consultant is available to walk you through the process of organizing a fresh food drive in your community or at your local grocery store.
Contact Deborah Oglesby for more information.
According to Feeding America’s Hunger in America 2014, an annual national report on the issue of hunger, almost 900,000 people in New Jersey rely on food
banks to feed themselves or their families.
Source: Community Food Bank of New Jersey
In 2011, the food insecurity level in New Jersey was 12.7% overall and 19.0% for children. 394,240 children were living in food insecure households.
Source: the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition
Our Food Pantries attempt to fill the gap for some of these struggling families. Last year, we delivered over 5,000 food services to families.
At our food pantries, we attempt to provide a balanced selection of food options to meet a short term need. Families may get recipes to create healthy meals on a budget, and our case managers will assist individuals in determining their eligibility for SNAP (The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).