Avon By The Sea, NJ
Food Pantries

Food pantries give free food to local residents. There are 17 food pantries in the Avon By The Sea area.


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Avon By The Sea , NJ 7717

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Freehold Area Open Door, Inc.

14 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

19 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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Ocean County Hunger Relief Inc

19 Miles Away

917 - 5 North Main St
Toms River, NJ 08753
(732) 505-4357

Ocean County Hunger Relief provides emergency food assistance for the needy people of Ocean County. The ftheir day food package provided is intended as a stop gap measure, to give people time to obtain help from family, friends, or social service agencies.

50% of their clients are children. (Poor nutrition in children hampers their ability to concentrate in school and decreases their immunity to illness.) 51,000 people in Ocean County are living in poverty. (That is 7% of their population.) OCHR operates 31 pantries throughout the County. These pantries assist approximately 2,500 people each month.

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Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry, Inc.

20 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.

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Child Development Support Corp

32 Miles Away

352-358 Classon Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 398-2050

Their mission is to provide a wide range of programs and services to empower individuals, families, women and youth by helping them to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for successful living in today?s society.

Childcare Resource and Referral Childcare Provider Training Preventive Services Emergency Food Pantry Head Start Program Universal Pre-kindergarten Enhanced Teen Program

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Brooklyn Rescue Mission Inc

32 Miles Away

255 Bainbridge St
Brooklyn, NY 11233
(718) 363-5255

The purpose of Brooklyn Rescue Mission Inc. is to service individuals and families in need of restoration, counseling, food, clothing and educational services.

A. To provide regular Gospel services to minister to the spiritual needs of all those who enter the mission. B. To provide food and clothing to neglected individuals. C. To provide Bible studies for the spiritual enrichment of those who have received Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. D. To provide Christian Counseling and guidance to those who have social, psychological and spiritual problems. F. To provide referrals to individuals regarding assistance with personal employment and educational needs. G. To provide referrals to individuals requiring assistance with substance abuse problems.

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Colel Chabad

32 Miles Away

806 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11213
(718) 774-5446

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Colel Chabad helps those who are too old or disabled to fend for themselves as well as individuals and families in crisis such as widows and orphans, new immigrants in transition and impoverished young couples seeking to establish a basic household

Colel Chabad currently maintains seventeen spotless soup kitchens in Israel and two in the former Soviet Union; providing over 3,000 hot, nourishing meals daily. They maintain two elegant wedding halls for poor young couples, children of indigent widows for who the financial challenge of getting married is insurmountable. They provide interest-free loan programs for new immigrants to begin a small business, poor brides requiring help with furnishings and widows with legitimate near-term needs. Colel Chabad alleviates the plight of young widows and orphans, many victims of terrorism in Israel. They distribute over $1 million in vouchers before the Jewish holidays to enable poor families to shop for necessities at regular stores in dignity. In the former Soviet Union, Colel Chabad provides senior clubs, hot lunches, educational programs and social gatherings to ease the loneliness and discomfort of the elderly in addition to programs for children and teens i.e. social clubs, summer camps, celebrations, leadership programs, a network of Jewish schools, and leadership programs.

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Franklin Township Food Bank

32 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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River Fund New York, Inc.

36 Miles Away

89-11 Lefferts Blvd
Richmond Hill, NY 11418
(718) 441-1125

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  Their mission is to feed and empower those they serve to move beyond the line of poverty by encompassing both food and non-food needs of people living near or below the poverty level through programs and advocacy that help meet those needs in a safe and supportive environment. To this end, they support and affirm all people regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation.

FEED EVERYONE PROGRAMS Feed Everyone programs are designed to support good nutrition and improve quality of life by reducing the effects of hunger and support people physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually who are severely challenged by their circumstances. ON SITE PANTRY SERVICES: Provides weekly emergency on-site pantry bags along with nutritional sandwiches, snacks, clothing, personal care items, referrals for food stamp qualification, emergency housing, and substance/physical abuse services. ETO intake and social service referrals Richmond Hill, Queens weekly food distribution

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Food In Need Of Distribution, Inc.

36 Miles Away

New York, NY 10080
(760) 775-3663

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FIND (Food in Need of Distribution) Food bank, Inc. is dedicated to mobilizing the resources of their community through education and awareness to relieve hunger, the causes of hunger and the problems associated with hunger

Support for their programs comes from a variety of sources. Gifts from Individuals, Grants from Foundations, Workplace Giving Campaigns, and Corporate Sponsorship and Cause-Related Marketing are all sources from which they receive generous financial support. These funds used to carry out their mission of feeding hungry people in America.Program:Food DistributionBudget: $1,500,000Category: Human ServicesPopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General Program Description: Distributing food the over 100 partnering agencies serving the eastern Riverside County      

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