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About Us

History

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, a member of Feeding America®, has been delivering food, help, and hope across the state for over 40 years. We got our start in the back of our founder’s station wagon in downtown Newark and have since grown into the largest anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization in New Jersey, with facilities in Hillside and Egg Harbor Township.

Our nearly 200 employees fight hunger every day. Last year, the FoodBank provided nutritious food for over 50 million meals through our network of more than 1,000 community partners, including pantries, soup kitchens, mobile pantries, and child and senior feeding programs. We inspire healthy lifestyles through SNAP application assistance and nutrition education classes that provide practical information on nutrition, cooking, food safety, and physical activity. The FoodBank also seeks to provide long-term solutions to the problem of hunger through workforce development initiatives.

For our hungry neighbors, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey is a powerful agent of change that fills the emptiness caused by hunger and provides resources that are essential to earning a sustainable living. We leverage our partnerships and community of donors to actively encourage others to get involved in the fight against hunger.