Asbury, NJ
Food Pantries

Food pantries give free food to local residents. There are 12 food pantries in the Asbury area.

1 Miles Away

Asbury , NJ 8802

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Americas Grow-a-row

7 Miles Away

150 Pittstown Rd
Pittstown, NJ 08867
(908) 331-2962

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Their mission is to help those in need through a volunteer effort of planting, picking, and delivering fresh produce via a unique model that: heightens awareness of socio-economic issues, highlights the importance of local farms, and inspires volunteers across many generations and skill sets.

A few years after Chip started the garden program, he was offered access to additional acreage. Most of this new available land was at PVO, where broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower were planted – both spring and fall planting in some years. Other land was offered by friends in the area. One offered an acre behind their house to grow potatoes, which became yet another Bethlehem Presbyterian Church mission project. Other friends freed up an acre at their home specifically for corn, and a local buffalo farm offered a small piece to grow melons.   In addition to the garden programs, this additional acreage dedicated for planting totaled 7 acres in 2009. Of that acreage, just shy of 40,000 pounds of food was produced and donated to feeding agencies all over the state of New Jersey. That’s about 120,000 servings of delicious healthy produce, right off the farm.   These planting programs are so successful thanks mostly to the generosity of landowners and farmers who love seeing a portion of their property at work for the greater good. Secondly, the programs are successful due to the generosity of time of their nearly 1,000 dedicated volunteers who are happy to help plant and harvest the produce that comes off this land.

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Franklin Township Food Bank

31 Miles Away

60 Millstone Rd. PO Box 333
Somerset, NJ 08875
(732) 246-0009

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The FTFB, founded in 1975, was started by members of the Somerset Ministerium to meet the food needs of residents during the winter months. The agency has expanded its service to operate five days/week for 12 months of the year.

The main program provides free emergency food, including USDA Commodities, to eligible residents. A secondary program, Working Wardrobe, provides free job-appropriate clothing to area residents in search of employment. It also provides other kinds of clothing from donations it receives.

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Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry, Inc.

46 Miles Away

10 E Front St
Keyport, NJ 07735
(732) 888-1986

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Mission The Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry, Inc. serves Seniors, Women, Infants, Children, Veterans, Singles, unemployed/under-employed, Disabled and an ever increasing Spanish population. They have seen a significant growth in their clientele. In 1983 the pantry served 24 families and today they serve on average 100 families a month and this number continues to grow due to their country?s economics and several other factors. (i.e. rise in health care). Thru hard work and frugal management, the Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry has survived and grown. Their objective is to tailor a program that will feed and educate their clientele in proper diet, nutrition and how to best utilize the food supply that they distribute monthly. They are currently working with the county, town and numerous donors to move to larger quarters to satisfy the needs of a constantly enlarging population. The new facility, anticipated hiring of staff personnel and providing evening and Saturday hours will allow us to accommodate the needs of their current and future clientele. To cope with their ever changing clientele they must utilize outside sources and develop innovative plans to continue their efforts and to prepare for the future. They envision the proposed program(s) being sustained via grants, donations, fundraisers and other contributions. Today, the Churches of the Ministerium, the surrounding towns in the bayshore area, businesses, civic organizations, their neighbors and friends are donating their time, money and efforts to help us realize their goal.

Programs ? Pantry service ? Distribute food received from the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties as well as donated food. The pantry serves on an average 100 families per month in the greater northern Bayshore area which includes the communities of: Aberdeen, Cliffwood, Cliffwood Beach, Hazlet, Holmdel, Keyport, Marlboro, Matawan, Middletown, No. Middletown, Pt. Monmouth and Union Beach. Additional areas serviced with referrals from authorized agencies. ? Client referrals to state and/or private agencies for specific assistance. ? Prescreening of clients as well as non-clients for Food Stamps. ? Provide additional amenities via donations though limited (due to lack of space) of clothing, school supplies, toys, household items and children necessities such as high chairs, strollers, etc.

He who knows he has enough is rich.
-- Lao-Tzu

Helping Others Resources, Inc.

48 Miles Away

1401 Hillside Terrace
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
(856) 665-3565

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their goal is to encourage and to provide limited assistance to the broken hearted, that have become subject to their nations debilitating economic dilemma

Soup kitchen to feed the homeless and distraute.Mental health service (Crisis or progesive).Temporary shelter and transitional living.

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Food Bank Of South Jersey

48 Miles Away

1501 John Tipton Blvd
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
(856) 662-4884

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To help eliminate hunger and malnutrition in the ftheir counties they serve in southern New Jersey?Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem.

CURRENT PROGRAMS Direct Delivery program ensures that donated food reaches hungry families and individuals living in rural areas of southern New Jersey. They provide weekly deliveries to 46 charitable feeding organizations with food they would not otherwise be able to distribute to their clients. Kids Cafe program provides at-risk children with a safe place to receive hot meals, nutrition education and enriching academic and recreational activities. In partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Gloucester County, it has expanded to three sites and benefits 160 children. Food Acquisition Project ensures that the FBSJ has greater access to the millions of pounds of surplus food that is thrown away each year. Because so much of the wasted food in their country is made up of fresh, healthy items like fresh fruits and vegetables, this initiative also helps improve the quality of food they distribute. Healthy, perishable items are especially critical for sustaining programs that feed vulnerable populations, such as children and the elderly. Fruit Basket project ensures that every after school or summer camp program has a consistent supply of fresh fruits so that children will have a healthy alternative for snack food. Along with the supply of fruit they will offer age appropriate mini nutrition classes to help children learn the benefits of healthy eating. FUTURE PROGRAMS Agency Capacity Expansion program is designed to strengthen the fragile network of charitable feeding programs to distribute more food safely and efficiently in under served communities. Utilizing internal resources and industry experts they provide training in food safety, inventory control, volunteer management, and fundraising and food acquisition methods. Operation Frontline is a national program administered locally is a nutrition education program that fights childhood hunger by teaching families how to make healthy and budget-wise food choices. With six different courses that target adults, teens and children, Operation Frontline takes a cooking-centered approach to nutrition education. Chefs and nutritionists volunteer to teach classes that feature hands-on meal preparation, basic nutrition, food safety, menu planning, food budgeting and healthy snacking. They are scheduled to launch this program in Fall 2007.

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New Hope Community Ministries A Nj Nonprofit Corp

48 Miles Away

331 N 11TH St
Haledon, NJ 07508
(973) 942-4059

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New Hope Community Ministries, a NJ Nonprofit Corporation, in partnership with its community, will meet the spiritual and physical needs of the Haledon and Prospect Park communities, resulting in holistic renewal by bringing individuals, families and resources together. Through leadership development, advocacy, and empowerment that is Christ-centered, individuals and families will be supported as they work through problems and focus on solutions.

New Hope has three Family Programs now running. All are free of charge and open to anyone in the community!

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Freehold Area Open Door, Inc.

48 Miles Away

39 Throckmorton Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
(732) 780-1089

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Open Door seeks to aid all the greater Freehold Area residents in need and to encourage them to become self-sufficient. 

Open Door currently provides an emergency food supply once per month to an average of 400 households in the Freehold Area. Bread and produce are available daily. Clients qualify based on income or participation in government assistance programs. Their After School Program provides homework assistance to 3rd, 4th & 5th graders in local schools. They offer scholarships for participants in this program as they graduate from high school. An advocacy and emergency fund program assists with problems of evictions, utility shut-offs and medication needs. They work with other agencies in the area to secure needed services for their clients. Open Door is a service unit of the Salvation Army and an intake agency for NJ Shares energy assistance program. A free hot lunch program was added June 2, 2003 for all members of the community.Program:Food PantryBudget: $150,000Category: Food, Agriculture & NutritionPopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General Program Description: The Food Pantry distributes non-perishable food providing 3-5 days worth of meals per person per household once per month.  Bread and produce are distributed daily.

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Project Paul Inc

49 Miles Away

211 Carr Ave
Keansburg, NJ 07734
(732) 787-4887

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Over 45% of the individuals they help are children and over 60% of the parents they help are single mothers.

Food Pantry, Homelessness Prevention, Clothing and Educational Support

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SHARE Food Program, Philadelphia

49 Miles Away

2901 West Huntington Park Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129
(215) 223-2220

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SHARE is a purchase food program at discounted prices in exchange for community service.  Our program links SHARE to Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Eastern Shore Maryland, New Jersey, and New York by a network of Host organizations bringing SHARE to their communities.  Based in Philadelphia, SHARE is a community-based food network distributing packages of food worth $45.00 containing meats, fruits, vegetables and grocery items for the cost of the package and two hours of community service.  To learn more about us, visit our website at or call 800-595-3663.

Anyone is eligible

Area Served:
Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, Eastern Shore of Maryland, New Jersey, and Metro New York

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There is no application: Call, fax or email your food order.

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Share Food Program, Inc

49 Miles Away

2901 W Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129
(215) 223-2220

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The SHARE Food Program is a nonprofit organization serving a regional network of community organizations engaged in food distribution, education, and advocacy. SHARE promotes healthy living by providing affordable wholesome food to those willing to contribute through volunteerism. Do good. Feel good. Eat good. A smart idea that brings community and healthy food together.

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