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Franklin Twp Food Bank

Address:
60 Millstone Rd
Somerset, NJ 08873

(13 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(732) 246-0009

Website:
http://www.franklinfoodbank.org

Services:
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.

Playing safe is only playing.

-- Chuck Olson

America’s Grow-A-Row

Address:
150 Pittstown Rd
Pittstown, NJ 08867

(22 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(908) 331-2962

Website:
http://www.americasgrowarow.org

Services:
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.

Keyport Ministerium Food Pntry

Address:
10 E Front St
Keyport, NJ 07735

(26 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(732) 888-1986

Website:
http://www.keyportfoodpantry.org

Services:
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.

Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.

-- Gerald G Jampolsky

New Hope Comm Ministries Food

Address:
331 N 11th St
Prospect Park, NJ 07508

(28 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(973) 942-4059

Website:
http://www.newhopecommunityministries.com

Services:
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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Project Paul

Address:
211 Carr Ave
Keansburg, NJ 07734

(28 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(732) 787-4887

Website:
http://www.projpaul.org

Services:
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

When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it.

-- Bernard Bailey

AgChoice

Address:
1090 Dark Moon Rd
Blairstown, NJ 07825

(30 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(570) 489-8321

Website:
http://www.ceopeoplehelpingpeople.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={85ADE2DC-B480-45CD-8A56-266ABEF498B0}

Services:
Provides food to alleviate hunger and promote proper nutrition, particularly among children and the elderly. Individuals must show proof of residence and meet income/family size guidelines. Eligible persons can receive food up to 12 times a year plus Christmas and Easter.

Child Development Support Corporation

Address:
352 Classon Ave #358
Brooklyn, NY 11238

(30 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(718) 398-2050

Website:
http://www.cdscnyc.org/%E2%80%8E

Services:
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

The trouble with so many of us is that we underestimate the power of simplicity. We have a tendency it seems to over complicate our lives and forget what's important and what's not. We tend to mistake movement for achievement. We tend to focus on activities instead of results. And as the pace of life continues to race along in the outside world, we forget that we have the power to control our lives regardless of what's going on outside.

-- Robert Stuberg

Colel Chabad

Address:
806 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11213

(30 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(718) 774-5446

Website:
http://www.colelchabad.org

Services:
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.

Emmaus House

Address:
160 W 120th St
New York, NY 10027

(30 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(212) 749-9404

Website:
http://www.emmaushouse-harlem.org

Services:
They help the homeless, jobless, drug/alcohol free who want to build a new life while still being concerned for those still on the streets. They provide housing and a full year of community living to transform residents to be able to return to outside work and independent housing.

They operate Emmaus House-Harlem at 160 W. 120th Street, Harlem, NY. Their building has room for fourteen men and women who make a year-long commitment to live by the house guidelines.

Conscience is a man's compass.

-- Vincent van Gogh

Portland Upper Mt Bethel Food

Address:
PO Box 69
Portland, PA 18351

(33 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(570) 897-5847

Services:
Food pantry distributes bags of non-perishable foods -- fresh and frozen foods are occasionally included. Must complete an application for assistance and be a resident of Portland, Bangor, East Bangor or Upper Mt. Bethel. Non-resident walk-ins will be assisted with food one time and then referred to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Hours:
Monday, 10:00am to 11:30 am and 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Eligibility:
Low income in need of foodFees or ChargesTypes of FeesNone

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