We Can’t Let This Bank Fail

 New Jersey Food Bank Needs Your Help……


Economy Leaves Americans with Empty Plates

 More than 35 million Americans, including 12 million children, either live with or are on the verge of hunger. In New Jersey alone,estimated 250,000 new clients will be seeking sustenance this year from the state’s food banks. But recently, as requests for food assistance have risen, food donations are on the decline, leaving food bank shelves almost empty and hungry families waiting for something to eat. 

The situation is dire, no more so than at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), the largest food bank in the state, where requests for food have gone up 30 percent, but donations are down by 25 percent. Warehouse shelves that are typically stocked with food are bare and supplies have gotten so low that, for the first time in its 25 year history, the food bank is developing a rationing mechanism.


As the state’s key distributor of food to local banks – serving more than 500,000 people a year and providing assistance to nearly 1,700 non-profits in the state – the stability of replenishment of the CFBNJ is essential to ensuring that individuals in need have access to food.

If everyone could just do a little, it would help those in need a lot. To help, people can:

Make a monetary contribution: Visit http://njfoodbank.org.
Donate food: Drop off a bag of food at your local food pantry.
Organize a food drive: We can help explain the logistics of starting a food drive. Just call 908-355-FOOD.
Help “Check Out Hunger:” Look for the “Check Out Hunger” coupons at your local supermarket and donate. No donation is too small!

One thing that people commonly confuse is the role of the food bank.  The CFBNJ is similar to a wholesale distributor, as they provide food to more than 1,600 charities throughout the state, which then give food directly to the hungry (the food bank does not give food directly to individuals).  The food bank also does not accept small amounts of food, such as a cart of groceries.  They encourage those donations go directly to a local food pantry or soup kitchen.  Rather, the food bank accepts large quantity food donations, such as a truck full of groceries, as well as monetary donations which they stretch to purchase food at wholesale prices, such as 300 lb. bags of rice, for example.

Where you can help in Hudson County


300 Bloomfield Street Hoboken, NJ 07030
Fax: 201-656-2400
Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
Web page: www.hobokenshelter.org
Contact: Jaclyn cherubini
Provides shelter and soup kitchen (Communities of Faith for Housing)
Food needs: non-perishables
Volunteer needs: fund raisersand soup kitchen volunteers
Volunteer requirements: 18 years or older
Special needs: funding and storage space

Jersey City
293 Pacific Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304
Pantry: Tues,Wed,Fri 9am-12pm
Soup kitchen: Sun 1:30pm
Contact: Eleanor Ferguson
food needs: Non-perishables
Special needs: Funding to purchase foodFRIENDS OF THE LIFERS YOUTH CORPORATIONS
152 Martin Lluther King Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Email: netbety@yahoo.com
Thurs & Fri 10am-2pm (3rd week of the month only)
Contact: Annette Joyner
Provides pantry, clothing and references to social services
Food needs: Non-perishables
Volunteer needs: Volunteers to pick up food fromthe food bank
Special needs: Transportation, funding

201-433-0600 or 201-736-2326
Provides pantry, soup kitchen, clothing, furniture, counseling, and social services.
Food needs: all non-perishables, perishables: all meat but pork, fruits, vegetables, and baked goods for soup kitchen
Volunteer needs: possible future need with possible expansion
Special needs: funding especially for expansion and vehicles

1 Highland Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07306
Email: oldbergenchurch@worldnet.att.net
last Tues & Fri of the month 9am-noon
Contact: Jon Roorda
Food needs: all non-perishables
Volunteer needs: distributors on pantry days and someone to pick up food from warehouse
Special needs: funding

93 Clerk Street, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Email: ols9395@comcast.net
Mon, Wed, Fri 9:30am-2pm
Contact: Alice McCoy
Provides food pantry, clothing and general household goods
Food needs: Non-perishables

183 Bayview Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07305
Email: sacredheart183@aol.com or maryannr@verizon.net
Contact: teodora Reyes or Sister Maryann Ronneburger
Pantry: Mon-Fri 10am-3pm St. Martin’s Kitchen: Sat 11:45am-1pm<
Provides food pantry and soup kitchen.
Food needs: non-perishables
Volunteer needs: fund raisers, shoppers, and kitchen cleaner
Special needs: van & driver to purchase supplies at nearby warehouse, funding, storage space

721 Westside Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304
2nd and 4th Sat 9:30am-12pm
contact: Carmen Dejesus
Food needs: Non-perishables

Provides pantry and clothing every Tuesday except the 1st Tuesday of the month.
Food needs: bread, rice, baby food, beans, pasta, cakes, turkey, and chicken
Special needs: food donors and funding

89 York Street Jersey City, NJ 07322
Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri 10:30-11:30am
Contact: Sister Cabrini or Sister Kristin
Food needs: non-perishables
Volunteer needs: kitchen help
Special needs: storage

562 Bergen Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07304
Web page: www.salvationarmynewjersey.org
Day care: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm Social service: 9:30am-2pm
Contact: Lamont Cousins
Provides food pantry, NJ Shares, clothing & furniture vouchers, Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas toy workshop, and day care center.
Food needs: non-perishables
Volunteer needs: Christmas time – kettle workers, angel tree volunteers (toy workshop), and Christmas gift wrapping station volunteers
Volunteer requirements: background check, gift wrap volunteers – must be courteous and wrap well, kettles volunteers – must be able to stand on feet several hours at a time
Special needs: storage space and monetary donations are always greatly needed

122 Grant Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07305
201-332-0020 or 201-435-9870
3rd Sat of month 10am-12pm
Contact: Ruth Trice
Provides pantry, blood pressure checks, and clothing.
Food needs: all non-perishables
Volunteer needs: someone to pick up food twice a month
Volunteer requirements: 18 or older
Special needs: funding

443 Chestnut Street Kearny, NJ 07032
Mon-Fri 9am-1pm
Contact: Doris McCracken
Provides pantry and social services.
Food needs: all non-perishables
Special needs: funds

101 Centre Avenue, Secaucus, NJ 07094
Email: SOCSVCS@secaucus.net
Office: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Pantry: By appointment
Contact: Karyn Urtnowski
Food needs: Non-perishables

Union City
  PERC (Palisade Emergency Residence Corporation)
108 36th Street, Union City, NJ 07087
Fax: 201-348-0341
Email: info@percshelter.org
Website: www.percshelter.org
Shelter: 6pm-8:30am
Office: Mon-Fri
Contact: Director Matt Kamin
Provides shelter, soup kitchen serving breakfast, bag lunch and dinner, and thrift shop selling household items.
Food needs: Non-perishables and perishables. See website
Volunteer needs: See website
Special needs: Funding for program, household goods for thrift shop and other items detailed on website.

West New York
5301 Broadway West New York, New Jersey 07093-2622
Email: CAP5301@aol.com
Web page: www.NHCAC.ORG
Contact: Michael A. Leggiero
Provides multi-service social and health care center including primary health care, addiction services, mental health, early childhood education, immigration, housing, tenant-landlord relations, emergency food & shelter, transitional housing, WIC, and job placement.
Special needs: funding and help developing a new larger facility
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