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These are the pantries confirmed open or accepting inquiries as of August 2022

*Please call to confirm as hours and days of operation are subject to change.

Bergen County
Ascension Church (3rd Monday 6pm-7pm)
256 Azalea Drive
New Milford, NJ 07646
201-836-8961

Helping Hand Food Pantry (Monday 5:30-7pm, 1st Sunday 9am-10:30am)
349 Hillsdale Avenue
Hillsdale, NJ  07642
201-664-0600

Mercy House Hackensack (8am-11 am Every other Saturday)
20 Pangborn Place
Hackensack, NJ 07601
201-687-8185

Jewish Family & Children (Monday & Thursday 9am-11am)
1485 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ
201-837-9090

Church of the Holy Communion (1st & 3rd Thursday 6pm-7:30pm, 1st & 3rd Saturday (10am-11:30am)
66 Summit Street
Norwood, NJ
201-394-4089

St. John the Evangelist Church (Mondays)
29 No. Washington Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ  07621
201-384-0101

St. Cecilia Church (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
Office of Concern
55 Demarest Avenue
Englewood, NJ  07631
201-568-1465

St. Andrew Church (Thursday)
124 Washington Avenue
Westwood, NJ 07675
201-666-1100

Annie Clyde Holt Pantry (Friday 4:30pm-8:30pm & Saturday 9am-2pm)
Abundant Grace & Truth Church
100 Palisade Ave
Westwood, NJ 07675
201-456-3182

St. Joseph’s Church (Lodi) (Monday 10am-12pm)
40 Spring Street
Lodi, NJ  07644
973-779-0643

Epiphany Community Food Pantry (Friday 10am- 12pm)
247 Knox Ave
Cliffside Park, 07010
201-943-7320

St. Francis of Assisi (Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm)
St. Francis Food for Friends
114 Mt. Vernon Street
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07621
201-641-6464 or 201-641-9457

St. Joseph’s of Bogota (Call for hours)
115 E. Fort Lee Road
Bogota, NJ 07603
201-342-6300

St. Anne Church (1st & 3rd Wednesday 9am-12pm & 1pm-2 pm)
15-05 St. Anne Street
Fairlawn, NJ 07410
201-791-1616 x 217


These are the food pantries confirmed open or accepting inquiries as of August 2022
*Please call to confirm as hours and days of operation are subject to change.

Essex County
Apostles’ House (Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-3pm)
24 Grant Street
Newark, NJ
973-482-6609

Bloomfield Church on the Green (Wednesday & Friday 9:30am-11am and 4th Saturday)
147 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
973-743-1796

East Orange Community Dev. Corporation (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00am-1:00pm)
37 Evergreen Place
East Orange, NJ 07017
973-266-5315 x 11

First Hopewell Baptist Church (Wednesdays from 8:30am-11:00am Pantry & Soup Kitchen Open)
525 Orange Street
Newark, NJ 07107
973-485-8100

Our Lady of Sorrows (2nd and 4th Saturday of every month 8:00am-11:00 am)
217 Prospect Street
South Orange, NJ 07079
973-763-5454

Essex Pantry (Monday –Friday 10am-2pm)
New Community Corp. Family Comfort
220 Bruce Street
Newark, NJ 07103
973-623-6114

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (The last Tuesday of every month)
153 Glenwood Avenue
East Orange, NJ 07017
973-678-1484

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10am-12pm)
315 Main Street
Orange, NJ 07052
973-325-0369

First 7th Day Adventist Church (Last Sunday of the Month)
15 Elmwood Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-746-1911

St. Mary/Pierre Toussaint (Saturday’s 10am-12pm)
Food Pantry
528 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07102
973-792-5790

St. James R.C. Food Pantry (Mondays - 9am thru 3pm and Thursdays 9am thru 2pm.)
142 Jefferson Street
Newark, NJ 07105
973-344-8322

St. Peter’s Catholic Church Food Pantry (2nd& 4th Friday 10am-12pm)
155 William Street
Belleville, NJ 07109
973-751-2002

St. James Social Service Corp.  (Tuesday- Friday 10am-6pm)
604 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07103
973-624-4007
Pantry & Soup Kitchen

Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges, Inc. (Wednesday 9am-11am)
105 Main Street
Orange, NJ 07050
973-856-4000

Episcopal Church of the Epiphany Church
105 Main Street
Orange, NJ 07050
973-676-8886
973-674-9032
Pantry & Soup Kitchen

Grace Kingdom (Saturday 10am-12pm)
375-377 Chestnut St.
Newark, NJ
201-449-5070

Unite’ Chretienne Food Pantry (Saturday 4pm)
Eglise de Dieu de l'Unite Chretienne
31 Blum Street
Newark, NJ 07103
973-932-5770

Church Women United (Wed/Fri 10:30am-3:00pm)
1240 Clinton Avenue
Irvington, NJ 0711
973-373-5930

Mercy House (Pantry & Soup Kitchen) (Tuesday & Friday 11am-4pm)
171 Clifton Avenue
Newark
973-497-4000

Union Chapel AME (Call for hours)
209 Wainwright Street
Newark, NJ
973-923-3339

St. Michael’s RC Church (Call for hours)
172 Broadway
Newark, NJ 07104
973-484-7100 or 973-268-1162

Roseville Church (2nd & 4th Monday 10am-12pm)
36 Roseville Avenue
Newark, NJ 07107
973-483-3361

St. Joseph’s Church
767 Prospect Street
Maplewood, NJ 07040
973-761-6705

Immaculate Heart of Mary
312 Lafayette Street
Newark, NJ 07105
973-589-8249 x 0
Spanish Speaking

Congregational Baptist Church
411 Bergen St.
Newark, NJ 07103
973-449-9819

Elizabeth Avenue-Weequahic Presbyterian Church
761 Elizabeth Avenue
Newark, NJ 07112
973-705-9647
Pantry & Soup Kitchen

New Hope Baptist Church
144 Norman Street
East Orange, NJ 07017
973-678-6710
973-674-4357
M-Thur. – 10 am

Fire on the Mountain
201 16th Ave South
Newark, NJ 07103
732-925-6113

Victoria en Jesucristo-(Victory in Christ)
1 Lincoln Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
973-336-2133
Community Service Officers (Call M-F 9am- 5pm)

Newark Police Department
1 Lincoln Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
973-641-9810


These are the food pantries confirmed open or accepting inquiries as of August 2022
*Please call to confirm as hours and days of operation are subject to change.

Hudson County
Christ the King Food Pantry (Open Saturdays)
768 Ocean Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304
201-332-5831

Our Lady of Sorrow (Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30-12:30pm)
93 Clerk Street
Jersey City, NJ 07305
201-422-0626

Salvation Army (Thursday 8am- 10am) (No Documentation Required)
515 43rd Street
Union City, NJ 07087
201-867-4093

St. Joseph & Michael Food Pantry (Tuesday 6:45pm- 7:45pm)
1501 New York Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087
201-865-2325

Blessed Miriam Teresa (3rd Saturday of the Month)
Demjanovich Parish
326 Avenue C
Bayonne, NJ 07002
201-864-2290

Our Lady of Fatima (Monday 9:30-12pm & 1pm -5pm)
8016 Kennedy Blvd.
North Bergen, NJ 07047
201-868-7244

St. Paul’s Food Pantry
14 Greenville, Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
201-433-8500

St. Rocco Food Pantry
4206 Kennedy Blvd.
Union City, NJ 07087
201-863-1427

St. Peter’s University Campus Kitchen (Open September –May) (Call for hours)
2641 JFK Blvd./39 Tuers Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07306
201-761-7395


These are the food pantries confirmed open or accepting inquiries as of August 2022

*Please call to confirm as hours and days of operation are subject to change.

Union County

Mount Teman AME Church (Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 10am)
160 Madison Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
908-355-5639

Immaculate Heart of Mary (Wednesdays 10:30-12pm)
5171 Martine Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ
908-447-7801

Salvation Army Elizabeth (Call for hours)
1005 East Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
908-352-7057

St. Theresa’s Social Concerns (Tuesday & Thursday 10-12pm)
541 Washington Avenue
Kenilworth, NJ 0733
908-272-4444

Westfield Pantry - Agency Referral Only (Call for referral requirements Monday - Friday 9:30am-11am)
336 1st Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
908-232-2311

Emergency Food and Nutrition Network

The Emergency Food and Nutrition Network (EFNN) coordinates the bulk food collection and distribution through a network of 50 faith-based food pantries and shelters in the Archdiocese of Newark. The program provides training and assistance to a network of food pantries. The Community Food Connections project supplies healthy food packages with fresh fruit and vegetables on a monthly basis to 80 Catholic Charities families in need of assistance.

In addition, the EFNN administers federal emergency funds for pantries in Bergen, Hudson, Union and Essex counties. The program also sponsors other wonderful programs and projects throughout the year to support Christ’s mission to feed the hungry. Our department’s goals are based on Mathew 25:35 “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.”

During the holidays we offer two wonderful projects: Operation Rice Bowl supports Catholic Relief Services towards global changes with hunger during Lenten season. It encompasses our call to pray, fast and give alms. During the Christmas season, we coordinate the Help a Family at Christmas project, in which donors are linked with needy families who would not be able to celebrate without outside support.

Because of the effective networking system, the EFNN Program assists the pantries with other goods beside food: personal care products, school supplies and toiletries. Other essential functions of the EFNN include client advocacy, participation on regional local boards concerning hunger and providing education about the hunger issue to the community.

If you are seeking food and nutrition assistance, please know that EFNN Program is NOT a single operating public pantry. However, we can offer you direction to one closest to you in the counties that we service.
If you are seeking to donate toward our pantries or become a NEW pantry we service, please contact us for more details.

Our operating hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM and staff can be reached during this time.

Location: 505 South Avenue East Cranford, NJ 07016 • Phone: (908) 497-3903

Housing Counseling

This program offers free HUD-certified housing counseling services for those experiencing homelessness and renters who live in Bergen, Hudson, Essex and Union Counties. Our office is located in East Orange but we can meet at a mutually agreed upon location. Catholic Charities provides counseling programs that address a wide range of financial and housing challenges.

How does it Work?

Housing Counselors provide helpful information about programs and resources that are available to those experiencing homelessness and renters. We provide education about homelessness prevention, fair housing, tenant / landlord laws and so much more. We provide information regarding emergency shelters, emergency services and transitional housing and lease terms; rent delinquency and budgeting for rent payments. As part of the counseling process, counselors will ask questions and collect specific information from clients to develop a customized counseling plan specific to the needs of the client. The counseling plan may include individualized or group counseling services.

Phone: (973) 266-7942 or (862) 233-3293

 

Parish Access Centers (PAC) – Rental Assistance

The Essex-Union PAC and the Hudson-Bergen PAC build strong partnerships among Catholic Charities, the parish communities, and the community by connecting people with the services they need. The programs help people to identify and access community services and provide emergency assistance to families in economic crisis.

(800) 227-7413 – Free, personalized information and referral services.

Locations:
     2201 Bergenline Avenue Union City, NJ 07387 • Phone: (201) 325-4813
     505 South Avenue East Cranford, NJ 07016 • Phone: (908) 497-3966
     47 Miller Street Newark, NJ 07114 • Phone: (973) 266-7991

Port Authority Homeless Outreach

Year round, a team of trained outreach staff conduct nightly sweeps of the four Jersey City PATH stations to engage homeless persons seeking refuge from the elements. They are offered a place to sleep at St. Lucy’s shelter in Jersey City, as well as services, referrals and information to break the cycle of homelessness.

Canaan House Services

Canaan House is a full-service, permanent, supported, independent living facility, with 12 apartments, designed to meet the special needs of homeless people living with HIV/AIDS and a severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and/or chemical addiction. Canaan House provides a full continuum of care including 24/7 staff on site and 24/7 crisis intervention and emergency services.

Phone: (201) 434-3939

Franciska Residence

Residence with HIV/AIDS Support Services
Franciska Residence is a 24-month transitional shelter for men living with HIV/AIDS who are homeless in Hudson County. Houses up to 14 men. Services are provided in a safe, caring environment designed to strengthen the individuals coping mechanisms so that he is prepared for a permanent living situation. The program also makes the necessary referrals and linkages to substance abuse, mental health, and other support groups. Franciska Residence fosters a healthy living environment and allow men to fully rehabilitate themselves to move into secured permanent housing.

Phone: (201) 653-3366

Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd is a permanent, supported, independent living facility, with 5 single room occupancy units (SRO’s), designed to meet the needs of homeless men living with HIV/AIDS. Good Shepherd provides a full continuum of care including 24/7 staff on site, 24/7 crisis intervention and emergency services. Residents have access to an array of services including case management, mental health services, substance abuse services, benefits management services, nutritional education, food preparation, and vocational rehabilitation services.

Phone: (973) 799-0484 or (973) 799-0485

St. Bridget’s Residence

St. Bridget’s Residence is an 18-month transitional residence and emergency shelter that provides housing and supportive services to Essex County men who are homeless and living with HIV/AIDS. Housing up to 30 men, clients have access to educational workshops on nutrition, health and wellness, stress reduction and other life skills areas. The program has a case manager, mental health clinician, substance abuse counselor and a nurse on site to address all clinical needs. St. Bridget’s accepts referrals from Essex County Division of Family Assistance and Benefits (DFAB), Ryan White, and HOPWA. Self-referrals must obtain voucher from Essex County Division of Family Assistance and Benefits (DFAB) to enter program. St. Bridget’s Residence fosters a healthy living environment and allow men to fully rehabilitate themselves to move into secured permanent housing.

Phone: (973) 799-0484 or (973) 799-0485

Hope House

Emergency Shelter for Homeless Families (Men, Women, or Couples with Children)
Hope House helps families become self-sufficient by giving them an opportunity for decision making and for assuming responsibility for improving their situation under the supervision, support, and guidance of shelter staff. Hope House also accepts pregnant women in their last trimester. The program also works closely with other programs and agencies to provide mental health and Veterans Services. Hope House Emergency Family shelter accepts homeless Hudson County families that are referred from Hudson County Division of Social Services or Garden State Episcopal Coordinated Re-Entry Housing program. Housing up to 20 famlies and their children, the program offers short-term supervised residence, including three meals a day, assessment/planning, case management, housing, education, food, and clothing, supportive individual counseling, educational workshops, instruction in parenting skills, referral to community resources, assistance with job and housing    placement, and referrals for mental health and substance abuse services.

Location: 246 Second Street Jersey City, NJ 07302 • Phone: (201) 420-1070

St. Lucy’s Emergency Shelter

St. Lucy’s Emergency Shelter is a supervised 24-hour, 7-day-a-week, year-round emergency shelter facility for single women and men offering emergency housing and food for those in need. St. Lucy’s offers an array of services including case management and substance abuse treatment services. St. Lucy’s Emergency Shelter accepts Hudson County homeless men or women over the age of 18. Housing up to 80 Case-Managed beds and 45 Outreach/Walk-in beds, for a total of 125 beds, the shelter provides three meals a day, clothing and outreach services for unsheltered individuals. St. Lucy’s also offers showers and has a pantry program for individuals in the community  who are not seeking shelter. The program also works closely with other programs and agencies to provide mental health and Veterans Services. Upon intake, clients meet with clinical staff to assess their current situation. Once their needs are determined, clients are referred to one or more of the following services: welfare, SSI, unemployment, job training and job search, education and mental health and addiction-treatment programs. All clients are referred to the Hudson County Division of Social Services and Garden State Episcopal Coordinated Re-Entry Housing Program for permanent housing placement.

Location: 619 Grove Street Jersey City, NJ 07310 • Phone: (201) 656-7201

St. Rocco’s Emergency Family Shelter

Emergency Shelter for Homeless Families with Children (Men, Women, or Couples with Children) St. Rocco’s Emergency Family Shelter helps families become self-sufficient by giving them an opportunity for decision making and for assuming responsibility for improving their situation under the supervision, support, and guidance of shelter staff. The program accepts homeless Essex County families that are referred from Essex County Division of Family Assistance and Benefits (DFAB), City of Newark, and the Essex County Social Services for the Homeless (SSH) program for working families. St. Rocco’s also has a Prevention Program for Essex County residents at risk for eviction or needing assistance with paying overdue Public Service bills. Housing up to 15 families, the program offers short-term supervised emergency shelter, including three meals a day, assessment/planning, case management, housing, education, food, and clothing, supportive individual counseling, educational workshops, instruction in parenting skills, referral to community resources, assistance with job and housing placement, and referrals for mental health and substance abuse services.

Location: 368 South 7th Street Newark, NJ 07103 • Phone: (973) 286-4175

Miller Street Pathways to Housing Center

The facility serves as a 24,000 square foot shelter equipped with supportive social services to help the city’s homeless residents. The Shelter consists of a total of 166 beds – 84 for men and 44 for women – and 21 “code blue” beds. Additionally, seven individual suites with a total of 17 beds are available for families. The facility is open 24/7, 365 days a year.

Location: 47 Miller Street Newark, NJ 07114 • Phone: (862) 343-1177 Ext. 391001

St. Jude’s Oasis

Permanent Supportive Housing for Families that are Homeless
St. Jude’s Oasis is a permanent supportive housing program for homeless families with children under the age of 18, many of whom are ineligible for entitlement and benefit programs. The program has five three-bedroom apartments located in the downtown Jersey City area. St. Jude’s Oasis seeks to help homeless families stabilize their housing situation in the community. To qualify for the program, the Head of Household must be homeless and have a disability. Once in the program, each family is assigned a caseworker to determine needs in a host of areas, including job training, education, employment, housing, and mental-health or substance-abuse counseling. The caseworker will support each family and offer referrals and linkages as needed as well as  work hand in hand to ensure the family is successfully maintaining their living space.

Phone: (201) 656-7201
1-800-227-7413
590 North 7th Street · Newark, NJ 07107