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Free Food pantries /Food Banks

Food banks and free food pantries listed below help families that are facing hunger. The pantries are mostly located at churches and non-profits in the region. Most of the free food pantry locations may have an application process, which usually requires proof of income, residency proof etc. Using donations from the community, and relying on volunteers, the locations may pass out free boxes of food or serve a meal.

Abiding Peace Lutheran Church
Address: 305 – 311 Route 46
Budd Lake, New Jersey 07828
Phone number – (973) 691 – 9393

Apostles’ House
16-24 Grant St
Newark, New Jersey 07104
(973) 482 – 6609
Offers Essex County and Newark families, individuals, seniors, and veterans help. They may get free meals, groceries and food supplies.

Bethel Rehoboth Food Pantry & Meal Center
Stop by 55 Lawrence St or dial the number below.
Bloomfield, NJ, 07003
Provides food pantry and soup kitchen.
Dial – (973) 566 – 9100

Blessed Sacrament
15 Van Ness Pl
Newark, New Jersey 07108
Phone number – (973) 824 – 6548
A hot meal may be served and the location will offer other support as well, such as gently used clothing items or lines/blanket for the low income and homeless.

Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green
Address – 147 Broad St
Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003
For hours, dial (973) 743 – 1796

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark
37 Evergreen Pl
East Orange, NJ, 07018
(973) 266 – 7966
The non-profit runs a program known as the Emergency and Nutrition Network of Catholic Charities. The staff can enroll senior citizens into Meals on Wheels and provide Christmas food baskets. Other items include baby formula, diapers, and emergency groceries. They also provide referrals to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Christ Church Care Closet – Mary & Martha’s Kitchen
Address is 393 Washington Ave
Belleville, New Jersey 07109
(973) 751 – 0616
Clothing, food, canned goods, and fresh foods may be distributed.

St. James Social Service Corporation
Location is 604 Martin Luther King Blvd..
Newark, NJ 07102
phone: 973-624-4007
The free food pantry is open 5 days per week, and one of the largest distribution centers in Essex County.

Church Women United Food Pantry
1240 Clinton Ave
Irvington, NJ, 07111
(973) 373 – 5930
Soup, pasta, rice, meats, and paper goods may be available in Essex County.

Clearview Baptist Church Food Pantry
Center address – 357 Hobson St
Newark, NJ, 07112
Telephone number – (973) 926 – 0471
The charity feeds the poor and homeless. Volunteers collect surplus food and clothing and provide to clients.

El Club del Barrio
76 Clinton Ave
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Call the center at (973) 624 – 4222

First Hopewell Baptist Church
525 Orange St
Newark, NJ, 07107
Main phone: (973) 485 – 8100
Emergency food & clothing.

FOCUS Hispanic Center for Community Development
Location of food bank – 441-443 Broad St.
Newark, New Jersey 07102
(973) 624 – 2528
While have groceries and food for different cultures. A number of assistance programs are offered for Hispanics and immigrants as well.

Goodwill Rescue Mission
Address – 79 University Ave
Newark, NJ 07102
Telephone – (973) 621 – 9560
In addition to a food pantry and clothing closet, the center offers other services to the low income and homeless. This can include job training, career counseling, and information on government aid.

Grace Reform Church
31 Blum St
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 643 – 8739

Greater Harvest Baptist Church
PO Box 8235
Newark, NJ 07108
Call (973) 371 – 3134

Human Needs Food Pantry
9 Label St
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 746 – 4669
Food is offered for those who meet guidelines for poverty.

Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Consortium
346 Sixteenth Ave
Irvington, New Jersey 07111
Phone number (973) 416 – 0909
A group of charities and non-profits make up this consortium. Everything from emergency food boxes to applications to the CSFP – Commodity Supplemental Food Program are available.

Kokem Angel Food Pantry
43 Market St.
Paterson, New Jersey 07505
(866) 377 – 9776
Services for individuals, families, and senior citizens in Essex County.

Lighthouse Community Services
487 Washington St
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Dial – (973) 802 – 1802
Fresh fruits, vegetables, and canned goods may be offered. Bags of free or reduced priced groceries are distributed as donations allow. Other assistance can help children, pregnant mothers (baby formula) and other aid is offered too.

Roseville Presbyterian Church
Locatin of the pantry, which is a charity – 36 Roseville Ave
Newark, New Jersey 07107
(973) 483-3361
A free food pantry and soup kitchen is on site for the working poor and unemployed.

Saint Mary’s Church – Newark
520 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 792-5790
The non-profit pantry has toiletries, non-perishable groceries, clothing, diapers, and more depending on donation levels.

Willing Heart Community Care Center – Agape Food Pantry
555 Martin Luther King Blvd
Newark, New Jersey 07103
(973) 622-2100

New Community Corporation
220 Bruce St
Newark, NJ 07103
Telephone number: (973) 623-6114
Food includes chickens, canned goods, Summer meals, Meals on wheels in Essex County and more.

United Community Corporation
332-334 S Eighth St
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 642-0181
Resources for low income families, seniors, and the disabled in Essex County include meat, vegetables, diapers for single moms, and fruit. they also have intake on Summer Food Service Program and SNAP.

United Deliverance Tabernacle
Location: 202 Hawthorne Ave
Newark, New Jersey 07112
Call (973) 297-0081
The pantry and clothing closet have free vitamin drinks during Thanksgiving, Christmas toys and meals for kids, and more.

North Jersey Community Research Initiative (NJCRI)
93 Central Ave
Newark, NJ 07103
For hours or intake to the food bank, dial (866) 448-5812.

Metropolitan Baptist Church
149 Springfield Ave
Newark, NJ, 07103
(973) 642 – 2267
Resources are offered to local Essex families regardless of religion. Call for hours for when the pantry is open.

New Salem Baptist Church
132 W Kinney St
Newark, NJ, 07103
(973) 642 – 8931
The church may have gift cards to buy holiday food, blankets for the homeless, winter coats for kids, and other assistance.

Newark Emergency Services for Families
982 Broad St
Newark, NJ, 07102
(973) 643 – 5727. Call for information and hours on the resources available.
Provides working poor individuals and families with food and also case management.

North Reform Church
Address of the food bank is 510 Broad St.
Newark, New Jersey 07102
(973) 623 – 3198

Nutley Family Service Bureau
Three churches are part of this charity.
155 Chestnut St.
Nutley, New Jersey 07110
(973) 667 – 1884
The Essex County churches feed the elderly, deliver meals to homebound and seniors, and feed students from low income households during the summer months.

Renaissance Community Development Center
400 7th Ave
Newark, NJ, 07107
Call (973) 481 – 3431 for free food.

Salvation Army, Newark Area Services
Address – 45 Central Ave
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Telephone number – (973) 623 – 5959
A number of social services and emergency financial assistance programs are offered. This includes free summer snacks for students and teenagers. Christmas and Thanksgiving meals and gifts may be offered too, especially for children. Some funds for basic needs such as utilities and rent may be paid out too.

Locations of Essex County Salvation Army centers

The main office is at 45 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102, dial (973) 623-5959.
Another site is at s: 699 Springfield Ave, Newark, New Jersey 07103, phone (973) 375-5933.
The Salvation Army Essex County shelter address is 138 Clifford St, Newark, NJ 07105. Phone (973) 589-0454
Or try the thrift store at 138 Clifford St, Newark, NJ 07105. Call (973) 589-0454

Tzu Chi Food Pantry
150 Commerce Rd
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Main phone number is (973) 857-8666
Free vegetarian food, canned goods, and basic needs (such as hygiene, soap, and razors) are given out.

Mount Zion Baptist Church – Newark
Address: 208 Broadway St
Newark, New Jersey 07104
Phone – (973) 482-1915
Free food, groceries, and hot meals are served. They also have clothes as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets or gift cards.

Local Newark New Jersey churches that offer free or low cost food include St. Patrick’s Church, St. Mary’s Church, St. James A.M.E. Church, St. Ann’s Church, Trinity Reformed Church.

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