Bloomfield

BETHEL REHOBOTH FOOD PANTRY AND MEAL CENTER

Site: 55 Lawrence Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Phone: 973-566-9100

Hours: Food Pantry -- 2nd & 4th Sat: 11am-1pm; 1st & 3rd Thurs: 6-7pm

Meal Center: Thurs: 5-7pm

Contact: LeWanda Pleasant, Program Director

This site provides a food pantry and a soup kitchen.

Food Needs: canned meats, soups, fruit, & vegetables, pasta, bread

Volunteer Needs: cooks, food sorters and packers, fund raisers

Volunteer Requirements: age 16 or older, some heavy lifting

Special Needs: storage space & funding for building

 

BLOOMFIELD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ON THE GREEN

Site: 147 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Phone: 973-743-1796

Hours: Wed & Fri: 9:30-11am

Contact: Church Office

This site provides a food pantry.

Food Needs: non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact site for details.

Special Needs: Contact site.

 

East Orange

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Site: 422 Main Street, East Orange, NJ 07108

Phone: 973-678-1160

Email: christchurcheo@aol.com

Hours: Office -- Mon, Wed, Fri: 10am-1pm

Food Pantry -- Wed: 10am-12pm

Soup Kitchen -- Sat: 12-1pm

Clothes -- Sat: 10-11:30am

Contact: Bob Simmons

This site provides a food pantry, a soup kitchen and clothing.

Food Needs: non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: clothing

 

EAST ORANGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP

Site: 490 Main Street, East Orange, NJ 07017

Phone: 973-266-5315

Hours: Office -- Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm

Pantry -- Mon-Fri: 9am-1pm

Contact: Charlean Hayes

This site provides a pantry, a thrift shop, rental and utility assistance when available and social services.

Food Needs: non-perishables

Special Needs: funding; Contact site for other needs.

 

EMERGENCY FOOD & NUTRITION NETWORK OF CATHOLIC CHARITIES (EFNN)

 Site: 37 Evergreen Place, East Orange, NJ 07018

Phone: 973-266-7941

Hours: Office -- Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

Contact: Sharon Reilly-Tobin

This site provides food, training, and technical assistance to 75 food pantries in four counties - Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union. EFNN is a program sponsored by the Newark Archdiocese.

 

HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH FOOD PANTRY

 Site: 153 Glenwood Avenue, East Orange 07017

Phone: 973-678-1484 or 973-325-3628

Hours: Office -- Mon-Fri: 9am-3pm

Pantry -- Last Tues of each month: 10:30am-12:30pm & by appointment

Contact: Julie Brooks

This site provides food, clothing and toiletries.

Food Needs: canned meat, cereals, tuna, pasta, canned fruit

Volunteer Needs: volunteers to pick up FEMA shipments

Volunteer Requirements: heavy lifting

 

MEETING EMERGENCY NEEDS WITH DIGNITY (MEND) CENTRAL OFFICE

 Site: 37 Evergreen Place, East Orange, NJ 07018

Phone: 973-266-7941

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

Contact: Sharon Reilly-Tobin

This site provides an interfaith network of food pantries in Essex and is administered and sponsored by Catholic Charities Emergency Food & Nutrition Network.

 

Irvington

CHURCH WOMEN UNITED FOOD PANTRY

Site: 1240 Clinton Ave., Irvington, NJ 07111

Phone: 973-373-5930

Hours: Mon: 4-6pm; Wed: 10am-3pm; Fri: 10am-3pm

Contact: Alison Bryant

This site is an emergency pantry providing food and clothing to Irvington residents with a referral letter.

Food Needs: non-perishables such as cereal, peanut butter, jelly, tuna, spaghetti sauce, pasta, vegetables, fruit, soup, etc.

Volunteer Needs: varied; Contact site.

 

SOLID ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH FOOD PANTRY

Site: 644 Chancelor Avenue, Irvington, NJ 07111

Phone: 973-474-6437, 973-373-8129

Email: rck389@aol.com

Hours: Pantry – Wed: 10am-12pm; 1st & 3rd Sat: 10-11am

Contact: Franklin Henderson

This site provides a pantry, clothing, referrals to substance abuse and medical programs, anger management classes, and a job readiness program.

Food Needs: non-perishables, perishables

Volunteer Needs: helpers at the pantry to give out groceries and register clients

Special Needs: funding, clothing, computers, software

 

Montclair

HUMAN NEEDS FOOD PANTRY

Site: 9 Label Street, Montclair, NJ 07042

Phone: 973-746-4669

Hours: Office --Tues & Thurs: 9am-2pm

Food Delivery -- Tues & Thurs: 9:30am-12pm

Client Food Pick-Up -- Tues & Thurs: 12:30-2:15pm

Contact: Deanna S. London

This site provides a food pantry for towns in Essex County without existing pantries: Montclair, Bloomfield, Cedar Creek, Verona, Fairfield, all the Coldwells, Roseland, Belleville, Glen Ridge, Short Hills, Livingston, and Millburn.

Food Needs: any and all food

Special Needs: funding

 

SALVATION ARMY

Mail: P.O. Box 96, Montclair, NJ 07042

Temporary Location: 46 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042

Location in 2009: 13 Trinity Place, Montclair, NJ 07042

Phone: 973-744-3312 x4654

Email: sarmy@montclaircitadel.org

Website: www.montclaircitadel.org

Hours: Office: Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm

Soup Kitchen: Mon, Tues, Wed: noon

Pantry: by appointment

Emergency Shelter: Call site for information.

Contact: Annamarie Goglia

This site provides a soup kitchen, a pantry, a shelter, rental & utility assistance, and youth programs. Additional programs will be added in 2009.

Food Needs: non-perishables, meat (perishable and non-perishable) and other proteins; turkeys and pies around the holidays

Volunteer Needs: churches to provide meals for the soup kitchen; servers, cooks (soup kitchen help: Mon-Wed: 10am-1pm) and volunteers to pick up and deliver food; Contact site for additional volunteer opportunities.

Special Needs: funding, cleaning supplies, blankets, sheets, personal care items, towels, winter clothing

 

TONI'S KITCHEN AT ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Site: 73 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042

Phone: 973-932-0768

Email: soup@toniskitchen.org

Website: www.toniskitchen.org

Hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat: 11:30am-12:30pm

Contact: Ann Mernin, Director of Outreach

This site provides hot lunches.

Food Needs: See www.toniskitchen.org for current needs.

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: funding

 

Newark

APOSTLES HOUSE

Site: 18-24 Grant Street, Newark, NJ 07104

Phone: 973-482-0625 or 973-482-6609

Email: info@apostleshouse.org

Website: www.theapostleshouse.com

Hours: Food Pantry: 8:30am-4pm

Shelter: 24/7

This site provides a pantry, a shelter for women and children, transitional housing, substance abuse counseling and other services.

Food Needs: non-perishables (especially cereal, canned & dry milk)

 

BESSIE GREEN COMMUNITY, INC.

Site: 510 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973-623-3198

Email: north510@verizon.net

Hours: Pantry - Mon, Wed, Fri (2nd two weeks of each month): 10am-2pm

Clothing – Tues & Thurs

Contact: Joe Thomas

This site provides a food pantry and clothing when available; pantry clients must have a referral and may receive groceries only once per month. Senior day care is usually the last Friday of each month. Call for details.

Food Needs: non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: fund raisers and food collectors.

Special Needs: funding, clothing

 

BLUM STREET NEIGHBORHOOD CORP AT GRACE REFORMED CHURCH

Site: 31 Blum Street, Newark, NJ 07103

Phone: 973-643-8739

Hours: Office – Mon-Fri: 7:30am-5pm

Pantry - Mon-Fri: 12-2pm

Day Care - Mon-Fri: 7:30am-5pm

Contact: Lillie Love

This site provides a pantry, clothing and daycare. An advance phone call is require for services.

Food Needs: non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact Lillie Love.

Special Needs: funding

 

EL CLUB DEL BARRIO, INC.

Site: 76 Clinton Avenue, Newark, NJ 07114

Phone: 973-624-4222

Website: www.elclubdelbarrio.com

Contact: Ana Rosario

This site provides a food pantry, mental health, HIV and addiction services, an after school program, ESL classes, and a Teen Pep program.

Food Needs: all non-perishables and some perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact site for information.

Special Needs: funding, clothes

 

EMMANUAL CHURCH OF CHRIST

Site: 54 Irvine Turner Blvd., Newark, NJ 07103

Mail: P.O. Box 3158, Newark, NJ 07103

Phone: 973-621-9810

Email: dmatthewsprayer1@verizon.com

Hours: Food Pantry - open once or twice a month, usually just a Tues: 10:30am-2:30pm

Soup Kitchen – 4th Sat of month 12-2pm

Contact: Dolores Matthews

This site provides a food pantry, soup kitchen, and clothing.

Food Needs: non-perishables and perishables

Special Needs: storage space, clothing, funding

 

FEED THE HUNGRY AT ST. JOHN'S

Site: 22 Mulberry Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Mail: P.O. Box 200147, Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973-623-0822

Email: saint.johns@worldnet.att.net

Hours: Tues-Sat: 7am-3pm

Breakfast – 8:30 am

Lunch – 11:30 am

Contact: Barbara Maran

This site provides a breakfast and a hot lunch program.

Food Needs: Contact site.

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: funding

 

GREATER HARVEST FOOD PANTRY

Temporary Site: 149 Grumman Avenue, Newark, NJ 07112

Future Site: The pantry is in the process of being relocated; call before going to the site to check whether it is open.

Phone: 973-318-7337

Email: agreaterharvest@aol.com

Hours: to be determined after relocation

Contact: Delores Thomas

Food Needs: Contact site.

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: Contact site.

 

LA CASA de DON PEDRO

Site: 75 Park Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104

Phone: 973-482-8312 x1136

Email: Aries@lacasanwk.org

Contact: Alle Ries

This site provides social services including job counseling, early childhood education, home energy assistance, job preparation, job placement, ESL classes, Welfare to Work Program for Moms, occasional food distribution, and GED testing in Spanish. (This is the first site in the U.S. to provide Spanish GED testing.)

Food Needs: non-perishables

Special Needs: funding

 

LIGHTHOUSE COMMUNITY SERVICES

Site: 487 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973-802-1802

Email: rjackson.lighthouse@verizon.net

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30am-3:30pm

Contact: Regina Jackson or Dorie Parrot

This site provides a food pantry, a soup kitchen, and clothing.

Food Needs: non-perishables especially pasta, mayonnaise, canned meats

Volunteer Needs: kitchen assistance, maintenance helpers

Volunteer Requirements: age 18 or older; able to lift heavy pans and mop large areas

Special Needs: funding

 

NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH FOOD AND CLOTHING MINISTRY

Site: 111-119 Sussex Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103

Phone: 973-622-4547 x229

Email: egloverr@aol.com

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30am-1:30pm & Sat: 8:30-11:30am

Contact: Mrs. Glover

Food Needs: canned or frozen foods

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: funding, new or gently used clothing, personal hygiene products

 

NORTH JERSEY COMMUNITY RESEARCH INITIATIVE

Site: 393 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103

Phone: 973-483-3444 x123

Website: www.njcri.org

Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 10AM-1:30PM

Contact: Susan Carandang

This agency provide food and social services to people with HIV only.

Food Needs: cereal, milk, frozen meats and vegetables, jams/jelly, nutrition supplements (Boost/Ensure)

Volunteer Needs: None

Special Needs: funding to order more foods

 

PIERRE TOUSSAINT FOOD PANTRY - ST. MARY'S CHURCH

Site: 528 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973-792-5790

Email: lklaiss@sbp.org

Hours: Singles - 3rd & 4th Fri: 10am-12pm

Families - 3rd & 4th Sat: 9am-12pm

Emergency Situations – times vary

Contact: Sr. Linda Klaiss

Food Needs: non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: packers and distributors on Saturdays

Volunteer Requirements: age 13 or older

Special Needs: funding

 

POSITIVE HEALTH CARE, INC.

Site: 333 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973-596-9667

Contact: Mr. Daniel Colwell

This site provides a pantry, social services, a shelter, and transitional housing for HIV males.

Food Needs: bread, soup

Special Needs: funding

 

ROSEVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PANTRY AND SOUP KITCHEN

Site: 36 Roseville Avenue, Newark, NJ 07107

Phone: 973-483-3361

Email: Roseville@verizon.net

Hours: Soup Kitchen - every other month beginning with the 2nd Saturday: Sat: 11am-1pm

Pantry: 2nd & 4th Mon of each month: 10am-12pm

Contact: Jay Glaspy

Food Needs: non-perishables, some perishables; Contact site.

Volunteer Needs: Saturday volunteers to pack and sort, Monday volunteers to distribute food packages

Special Needs: funding

 

SAFE CENTER: AN OUTREACH OF 24-7 COMMUNITY CHURCH

Site: Newark, NJ

Phone: 973-497-2478 x7

Email: jeslov@aol.com

Hours: Call for an appointment.

Contact: Leslie Howard

This site provides a pantry, clothes, support groups, a youth club, and referrals to other social community agencies.

Food Needs: non-perishables, Christmas and Thanksgiving turkeys

Volunteer Needs: volunteers to answer phones, do office work, register clients, stock & pack food, do artistic work

Special Needs: in kind products and services for needy children, clothing including career clothing for women trying to get into the work force, items for the yearly summer block party fund raiser including cook out food and summer time games for children; Call site for additional information.

 

SAINT ROCCO'S OUTREACH - PROJECT SOLUTION

Site: 712 Springfield Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103

Phone: 973-371-5266 (general contact number)

Phone: 800-291-6933 (number for people in need)

Email: projectsolution1@verizon.net

Contact: Souleio Kirby

John Njoku, Executive Director: 973-353-0005

This site provides a food pantry, a soup kitchen, a shelter for single men, a shelter for families, counseling, job referrals, case management and group motivational meetings.

Food Needs: Any food donations are accepted.

Volunteer Needs: servers, packers, residential aides, counselors

Volunteer Requirements: age 21 or older

Special Needs: furniture, financial donations, clothing

 

SALVATION ARMY - CENTRAL AVENUE

Site: 45 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973-623-5959

Fax: 973-623-8471

Website: www.newjerseysalvationarmy.org

Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm

Pantry –15th to the end of each month: Mon-Fri: 9am – 2:30pm

Contact: Captain Korno

This site provides a food pantry, emergency rental assistance, a Ryan White Program to help people with HIV and their families, a senior companion program for the frail elderly, a foster grandparent program, a hospital program and other social services.

Food Needs: non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: information on the Salvation Army website

 

SALVATION ARMY - SPRINGFIELD AVENUE

Site: 699 Springfield Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103

Phone: 973-375-5933

Email: user387722@peoplepc.com

Hours: Office - Tues-Fri: 10am-3pm

Pantry – Weds: 10:30am-1:30pm

Contact: Felicia Flora

This site provides a pantry called "Healthy Eating, Healthy Habits."

Food Needs: non-perishables, frozen food

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: transportation, funding

 

UNITED COMMUNITY CORP

Site: 31 Fulton Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973-642-0181 x227

Fax: 973-621-5453

Hours: Pantry - Tues, Weds, Thurs: 10am-1pm

Shelter: 3pm-7am 7 days a week

Contact: Mr. Haynes

This site provides a shelter, a pantry, social services, and community services; a referral and an advance call are required.

Food Needs: non-perishables especially canned meats

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: funding

 

Nutley

FOOD PANTRY AT THE NUTLEY CHAPTER RED CROSS

Site: 169 Chestnut Street, Nutley, NJ 07110

Phone: 973-667-3818

Email: dsmytharc@aol.com

Hours: Pantry - Tues-Fri: 10am-4pm

Contact: Dave Maichuk or Denise Smyth

This site provides services to residents of Nutley and Belleville; clients must be qualified through the Nutley Family Service Bureau (973-667-1884).

Food Needs: non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Contact site.

Special Needs: funding

 

SAINT MARY'S CHURCH FOOD PANTRY

Site: 17 Msgr. Owens Place, Nutley, NJ 07110

Phone: 973-235-1100

Email: info@stmarysnutley.org

Website: www.stmarysnutley.org

Contact: Owen Haveron

Clients must by qualified by the Nutley Family Service Bureau.

Food Needs: non-perishables

Special Needs: funding for food

 

Orange

HELPING HANDS AND EARS

Site: 32 Park Street, Orange, NJ 07050

Phone: 973-673-2471

Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri: 10am-2pm

Contact: Grace Robinson

This site provides a food pantry and referral service to social service agencies.

Food Needs: non-perishables, especially items with protein

Volunteer Needs: fundraisers

Special Needs: funding

 

SAINT MATTHEW A.M.E. CHURCH - MANNA FROM HEAVEN

Site: 336 Oakwood Avenue, Orange, NJ 07050

Phone: 973-678-1217

Email: stmatthew.amechurch@verizon.net

Website: www.stmatthewame.org

Hours: Mon: 5:30-7pm; Tues-Fri: 1-3pm; 4th Sat each month:10am-12pm

This site provides food to families, clothing, referrals for health care and other community resources; each family may apply for food only once per month. Clothing distribution is only on the 4th Saturday. Clients must call before going to the pantry.

Food Needs: non-perishables

 

INTERFAITH FOOD PANTRY OF THE ORANGES

A COLLABORATIVE GROUP EFFORT of Congregation Beth El of South Orange, Christ Church in Short Hills, Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, B”nai Jeshurun in Short Hills, and The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany

Site:  The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany 105 Main Street, Orange, NJ   07050 Phone: 973-715-7718

Email: dianehstein@aol.com

Hours: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Wed: 10-11pm at the back entrance of the Church of Epiphany

Contact: Diane Stein

This site is an emergency pantry providing non-perishable supplemental food to the Orange communities with a referral letter stating that there is a specific need for food. Food Needs: non-perishables

 

South Orange

OHEB SHALOM CONGREGATION PANTRY

Site: 170 Scotland Road, South Orange, NJ 07079

Phone: 973-762-7067

Email: execdir@ohebshalom.org

Website: ohebshalom.org

Hours: open once a month or as needed for emergency food

Contact: Director

This site provides a kosher food pantry.

Food Needs: non-perishable kosher food

Volunteer Needs: Contact site

Special Needs: funding

 

West Orange

HOLY TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH – FOOD PANTRY AND CHRISTINE'S SOUP KITCHEN

Site: 315 Main Street, West Orange, NJ 07052

Phone: 973-325-0369

Email: holytrinitywo@earthlink.net

Website: www.holytrinitychurchwo.org

Hours: Soup Kitchen - Sat: 12-1pm

Pantry – last 2 Fri and Tues in between: Contact church for hours.

Thrift Shop – Thurs: 10am-5pm & Sat: 10am-1pm

Contact: Alice Hoffman

This site provides a soup kitchen, a pantry, and a thrift shop; referrals are required.

Food Needs: non-perishables

Volunteer Needs: Call site.

Special Needs: funding, carpentry work, personal care items, household items for thrift shop (no large furniture)