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Check-Out Hunger®

Check-Out Hunger® is one of the easiest and most effective ways to provide FOOD, HELP and HOPE. This annual fundraiser takes place every autumn at most major supermarkets and convenience stores throughout New Jersey. It benefits the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) and fellow New Jersey food banks by providing a simple way for shoppers to feed hungry families in their communities. 100 percent of every Check-Out Hunger® donation in our service area comes to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.

Every year, Check-Out Hunger® is a major source of funding for the FoodBank and supports our ongoing efforts. This is thanks to shoppers who donate, New Jersey sponsor Premio and participating stores.

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Check-Out Hunger® runs every year, from late September until January. Our retail partners run the campaign at varying times over the four-month period, and shoppers can donate whenever they see the Check-Out Hunger® displays.


Every donation slip has a UPC, just like any other item in the store. Whenever a shopper makes a donation, the cashier scans the Check-Out Hunger® donation slip. The donation is added to the bill and appears on the receipt. Please give generously whenever you see the Check-Out Hunger® displays.


All members of the New Jersey Federation of Food Banks participate. We are the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean CountiesMercer Street Friends Food BankNORWESCAP Food Bank and the Food Bank of South Jersey.


You can also support Check-Out Hunger® by volunteering. We need store volunteers to help set up and monitor the campaign at local supermarkets, as well as special events volunteers to coordinate events at the participating stores. In northern New Jersey, we need Check-Out Hunger® volunteers in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Union counties; in southern New Jersey, we need store volunteers in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Services Department:
  • Northern NJ counties contact Linda Loria at 908-355-3663 ext. 290 or lloria@cfbnj.org.
  • Southern NJ counties contact CJ Cicchino at ccicchino@cfbnj.org or 609-383-8843 ext. 114.

In our area, Check-Out Hunger® is a regional campaign that benefits food banks from New England through Virginia and Florida. The Community FoodBank of New Jersey administers the regional campaign on behalf of more than 30 Feeding America® food banks and affiliates.

If you would like more information about Check-Out Hunger®, please contact Mary O’Connell, Check-Out Hunger® Coordinator, at moconnell@cfbnj.org or 908-355-3663 ext. 244.

You can Check-Out Hunger® at these participating retailers in our area: