Cranford

CRANFORD FAMILY CARE ASSOCIATION

Site: 61 Myrtle Street, Cranford, NJ 07016
Phone: 908-276-3530
Email: cfamilycare@gmail.com
Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm
Contact: Kathy Willis
You must be a Cranford resident to be eligible for services; this site provides emergency assistance and a food pantry.
Food Needs: non perishables and perishables
Special Needs: funding

ELMORA SOUP KITCHEN

Site: Sponsored by FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH of CRANFORD At FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ELIZABETH
First Baptist Church of Elizabeth, 402 Union Street
Phone: 909-352-0579
First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, 11 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, New Jersey 07016

Phone: 908-276-8440
Hours: Sun: 3-4pm
Contact: Robert and Jean Wands
Special Needs: funding for food, equipment, and other soup kitchen needs (Send donations to the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford at 11 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, New Jersey 07016.)
Elizabeth

ELIZABETHPORT PRESBYTERIAN CENTER

Site: 184 First Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07206
Phone: 908-659-2182
Email: ginapink13@yahoo.com
Website: www.eportprescenter.com
Hours: Last Wed and Fri. of month: 2-4pm
Contact: James Carrey and Georgina Pink
This site is handicap accessible and provides a pantry and vehicle for donation pickup; client referrals are required for service.
Food Needs: non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: packing, stocking, driving, inventory
Volunteer Requirements: heavy lifting, over 18 and in good health
Special Needs: personal care items, diapers, wipes, storage space, donations

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH FOOD PANTRY

Site: 402 Union Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Phone: 908-352-0519
Email: firstbaptistchurchce@verizon.net
Hours: Office -Tues-Sat: 9am-2pm
Pantry - 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thurs: 4-7pm
Contact: Rev. D. Brown
Food Needs: non-perishables and frozen foods
Special Needs: funding

HOPE CENTER

Site: 1181 East Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Phone: 800-736-2773
Phone: 908-994-HOPE: After Hours Confidential Hope Line
Email: karens@nycr.org
Website: www.nycr.org
Hours: Weekday Office – Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 10am-2pm:
limited weekday emergency food pantries, detox & rehab placement, prayer, bibles, worship services, and resource lists of food pantries, meal sites, employment, clothing & housing resources
Food Pantry – Sat: 11am-2pm (no pantry 5th Sat of any month)
Overcomers 12-step Open Meetings - Fri: 12pm & Sun: 3:30pm
Church Services – The Bridge: Sat: 6pm; The Street Hip Hop: Sat: 8:30pm; Streetlight: Sun: 6pm; Streetlight Dinner & Bible Study: Tues: 6:30pm
Special Closings: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day Weekend, July 4th weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Weekend, Christmas week and last 2 weeks of August
Christmas Week, and Last 2 Weeks of August
Contact: Karen Storz
This site provides services itemized in the hours section of this listing.
Food Needs: individual servings, pull-top tuna, fruit, soups, stews, chili, juice boxes or pouches, crackers & cheese or peanut butter, cereal/granola bars, etc.
Volunteer Needs: vary; Call for update.
Volunteer Requirements: vary; Call for update.
Special Needs: funding, diapers, wipes, hygiene items (travel size soap, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors)

JEFFERSON PARK MINISTRIES

Site: 477 Madison Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Mail: P.O. Box 163, Elizabeth, NJ 07207
Office: 213 Jefferson Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Phone: 908-629-0041
Email: crousseaujp@aol.com
Website: www.jpm.fse.org
Hours: Office – Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm
Pantry - 2nd & 4th Thurs of each month: 10am-12pm & 4-6pm
Contact: Alex Elie
This site provides a pantry, clothing, furniture and other needed items.
Food Needs: all items
Volunteer Needs: people to load & unload trucks, pack food bags, restock the pantry
Volunteer Requirements: age 18 or older
Special Needs: funding

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF CENTRAL NEW JERSEY

Site: 655 Westfield Ave., Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Phone: 908-352-8375
Hours: Office – Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Pantry – Mon-Fri: 9-4pm
Contact: Contact site.
Food Needs: non-perishable kosher food only
Volunteer Needs: Contact site.
Volunteer Requirements: Contact site.
Special Needs: funding; Contact site.

LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH

Site: 515-17 Court Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07206
Phone: 908-354-3362
Email: LBConthemove@optonline.net
Hours: Mon: 1-2pm
Contact: Minnie Frazier
Food Needs: non-perishables and perishables
Volunteer Needs: Contact site.
Special Needs: Contact site.

MOUNT TEMAN CHURCH FOOD PANTRY & SOUP KITCHEN

Site: 160 Madison Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Phone: 908-351-2625
Email: MountTemanAME@yahoo.com
Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm
Pantry – 3rd Thurs: 10am-12pm
Contact: Barbara Cook
Food Needs: cereal, jelly, canned vegetables, snacks for kids, large cans for soup kitchen, meat
Volunteer Needs: baggers
Special Needs: storage space, refrigerator, freezer

SAINT JOSEPH SOCIAL SERVICE CENTER

Site: 118 Division St., Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Phone: 908-352-2989
Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 9am-12pm & 1-4:30pm; Sat: 11:30am-1:30pm
Pantry – every 3rd Tues and on an emergency basis every 4th Tues
(Clients may only pick up food once a month at the pantry.)
Soup Kitchen - Sat
Contact: Carlos Flores
This site provides a pantry, soup kitchen, groceries, sandwiches, clothing, furniture, family and substance abuse counseling, a job readiness program, workshops, an after school program, tutoring and a summer camp.
Food Needs: non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: prepare, serve and bag food, answer phone, file.
Volunteer Requirements: 16 and older.
Special Needs: funding, vehicle, warehouse space.

SAINT MARY OF THE ASSUMPTION

Site: Race Street (back of church), Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Mail: 155 Washington Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Phone: 908-352-5154 x24
Email: StMaryofTheAssumption@gmail
Hours: Food Pantry – 3rd, 4th, 5th Tues: 9am-11am
Soup Kitchen - 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Wed: 11:30am-12:30pm
Contact: Tony Moccia
This site provides a pantry and a soup kitchen.
Food Needs: non-perishables especially dry food, canned vegetables, fruit, meat, & tuna, baby food, bulk (#10 cans) vegetables, powdered milk, other
Volunteer Needs: food sorters, packers, and dispensers for food pantry and food preparation and clean-up for soup kitchen
Volunteer Requirements: age 18 years and older, some jobs require heavy lifting
Special Needs: funding, diapers, personal care items, people with vehicles to pick up food

SALVATION ARMY

Site: 1005 E. Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Phone: 908 352-7057
Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm
Contact: Captain Sebastian and Hollie Leonardi
This site provides a pantry and a soup kitchen.
Food Needs: non-perishables
Special Needs: funding; Contact site.

Linden

LINCS (LINDEN INTERFAITH NETWORK FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES)

Site: 45 E. Elm Street, Linden, NJ 07036
Phone: 908 925-2523
Email: lincs.lindennj@yahoo.com
Hours: Contact site. (usually 3rd Mon & Tues of month)
Contact: Jay Dertinger
This site provides a food pantry.
Food Needs: non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: board members, volunteer coordinator
Special Needs: grant writers

LPC MISSION PROJECT

Site: 1506 Orchard Terr., Linden, NJ 07036
Phone: 908-486-3073
Hours: Pantry - 4th Fri of each month: 9-11am and by appointment
Contact: Judy Pribish
This site provides a food pantry.
Food Needs: non-perishables especially cereal, jelly, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pancake mix, pancake syrup, powdered milk

SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE PANTRY

Site: 1805 Penbrook Terrace, Linden, NJ 07036
Phone: 732-388-1216 (Pantry) (answering machine with announcements)
Phone: 908-486-6363 (Rectory)
Fax: 908-486-5345
Email: SJAPantry@comcast.net
Hours: Pantry - 2nd & 4th Friday of each month except for holidays and special events
Contact: Mary Ann Fiorillo
Food Needs: non-perishables
Special Needs: funding, truck transportation from Community Food Bank, Hillside to SJA Pantry, Linden
Plainfield

GRACE’S KITCHEN

Site: 600 Cleveland Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060
Phone: 908-756-1520
Email: mjbuck@att.net
Hours: open last five days of every month (except Sundays): 11:30am-1pm
Contact: Mary Jo Buck
This site provides a soup kitchen.
Food Needs: any kind of food
Volunteer Needs: driver with car to pick up supplies, occasional help in food preparation and serving
Volunteer Requirements: age 15 and over
Special Needs: toiletries, laundry soaps, used clothing

HOMEFIRST INTERFAITH HOUSING AND FAMILY SERVICES

Site: 905 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060
Mail: P.O. Box 569, Plainfield, NJ 07060
Phone: 908-753-4001 x13 (Ellen McGovern, Executive Director)
Phone: 908-753-4001C x16 (Brenda Myrick)
Phone: 908-753-4001 x12 (Amy Van Pelt)
Phone: 908-753-4001 x20 (Susan Oldroyd-Laffler)
Email: Brenda@homefirstinc.org
Website: www.homefirstinc.org
Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Contact: Brenda L. Myrick
This site provides a shelter at a network of congregations in Union County, transitional housing, rental assistance, child care, a camp, education, budget management, and advocacy.
Volunteer Needs: committee members - Call Amy Van Pelt for details.
Volunteer Requirements: Call Amy Van Pelt for details.
Special Needs: funding and other needs; Call Susan Oldroyd-Laffler for details.

PLAINFIELD AREA YMCA

Site: 518 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060
Phone: 908-756-6060
Email: TMcCoy@PlainfieldY.org
Website: www.PlainfieldY.org
Hours: Office – 9am-4pm
Shelter - 24/7
Contact: Teresa McCoy
This site provides an emergency shelter.
Food Needs: breakfast and dinner foods
Volunteer Needs: need for churches and other groups to prepare meals and serve to residents
Volunteer Requirements: Contact site.
Special Needs: Contact Teresa.

SALVATION ARMY

Site: 615 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060
Phone: 908-756-2595
Email: Donald_Nichols@njsalvationarmy.org
Hours: some holiday closings – Contact site.
Office – 9am-4pm
Food Pantry: Tues & Thurs: 9:30-11:30am & 1-2:30pm
Soup Kitchen: Mon-Fri: 12-12:45pm
Contact: Captain Henry Thibault, Donald Nichols
This site provides a food pantry, a soup kitchen, church services in English and Spanish, and referral to alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs.
Food Needs: non-perishables and perishables
Volunteer Needs: office assistance, servers, clean-up, packers
Volunteer Requirements: age 18 and older
Special Needs: storage space, monetary donations, restaurant supply equipment, microwave, paper goods

STARFISH FOOD PANTRY, INC. OF PLAINFIELD AT COVENANT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Site: 631 East Front St., Plainfield, NJ 07060
Mail: P.O. Box 2822, Plainfield, NJ 07062
Phone: 908-755-8888
Contact: Lynda Stanbach or Edna Shanok
Food Needs: non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: food packers, drivers
Volunteer Requirements: license for drivers
Special Needs: cash donations for perishables and transportation for food

Rahway

RAHWAY FOOD FOR FRIENDS

Site: 1221 New Brunswick Avenue, Rahway, NJ 07065
Mail: P.O. Box 1882, Rahway, NJ 07065
Phone: 732-388-3988
Website: www.rahwayfoodforfriends.com
Hours: Mon & Tues of the last full week of the month; Call for time.
Contact: Rosann Tremarco
This site provides a food pantry, an emergency bags program and a soup kitchen..
Food Needs: non-perishables
Special Needs: refrigeration
Roselle

HELPING HANDS - CHURCH OF SAINT JOSEPH THE CARPENTER

Site: 157 E. 4th Avenue, Roselle, NJ 07203
Phone: 908 241-1250
Website: www.stjosephsroselle.org
Hours: 2nd Sun of each month
Contact: Joan
This site provides a food pantry.
Food Needs: non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: drivers, packers
Volunteer Requirements: driver's license, some packing
Special Needs: paper products

HEARD A.M.E. FOOD PANTRY PROGRAM

Site: 310 E. 8th Avenue, Roselle, NJ 07203
Phone: 908 241-5588 (Office)
Phone: 908-241-6890 (Food Pantry Program)
Email: Heardchurch@aol.com
Website: www.heardame.org
Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 10am-2pm
Pantry - Sat: 10am-12pm
Contact: Yvonne Boyins
Food Needs: non-perishables, frozen food
Volunteer Needs: help unloading the van on Thurs
Volunteer Requirements: 18 years or older, some heavy lifting
Special Needs: additional funding
Summit

LOAVES AND FISHES FOOD PANTRY AT SAINT TERESA

Site: 306 Morris Ave., Summit, NJ 07901
Phone: 908-277-3700
Website: www.sttheresa.org
Hours: Office - Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm; Summer hours Mon 9am-7pm; Tues-Sat 9am-1pm
Pantry – Wed: 8:30-10:30am
Contact: Vincent Candela & Joe Truncale
Food Needs: non-perishables
Special Needs: Contact site.

SAGE

Site: 290 Broad Street, Summit, NJ 07901
Phone: 908-273-5554
Email: mow@sageeldercare.org
Website: www.sageeldercare.org
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Contact: Marianne Kranz
This site provides a Meals on Wheels program and a variety of other senior social services.
Food Needs: non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: sorters, packers, deliverers, office workers, fund raisers
Volunteer Requirements: age 18 or older

Westfield

WESTFIELD FOOD PANTRY AT HOLY TRINITY

Site: 336 First Street, Westfield, NJ 07090
Mail: 315 First Street, Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: 908-232-2311
Rose.ohare@verizon.net
Hours: Wed evenings once a month and Mon-Fri: by appointment
Contact: Rosemarie O'Hare and Bill Crandall
This site provides 7 to 10 days of food for needy families referred by social service agencies.
Food Needs: cereal, tuna, peanut butter, jelly
Volunteer Needs: volunteers needed in the mornings Mon-Fri
Special Needs: fund to purchase food at the Community Food Bank