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Find Free Food In BergenLemontree is here to help you find the best food pantry near you. Food pantries and food banks are a great place to find groceries if you need some help. Many of these locations can help you find food as quickly as today. Whether it’s a church around the corner or a mobile food pantry, the places below should help. In addition, you should consider applying for SNAP (food stamps) if you don’t already get government assistance.
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Old Bergen Church

    2 hours 16 minutes

    average wait time

    0.19 mi


    Info

    Some of the referral agencies in Jersey City include: Let's Celebrate, Horizon Health Center , Health and Human Services, Jersey City Episcopal Community Development, C-Line Community Outreach Center (Community Builders) , and Urban League.

    November and December, when distribution is one week before Thanksgiving or Christmas.

    • Requirements

      • Number of household members
      • ID required
      • Referral required
      • Social Security Card Required
      • Bring ID and proof of residence
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Clients can visit: Once a month
      • Clothing may be available

    Schedule

    • This Saturday

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Sat, June 29th (next month)

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Sat, July 27th (in 2 months)

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      every month on the last Saturday

    Map of Old Bergen Church

    Location

    1 Highland Avenue

    McGinley Square, NJ 07306

    directions

    Contact

    (210) 433-1815

    http://www.oldbergenchurch.com/

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    Food pantry (groceries), Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals), Other

    Let's Celebrate

    15 minutes

    average wait time

    0.51 mi


    Info

    On Monday's and Wednesday's Registration will be done on site .

    • Requirements

      • Bring ID and proof of residence
      • Registration required
      • Appointments required
      • ID required for all members of the household
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Clients can visit: Once a month

    Schedule

    • Today

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 8:00 am–9:30 am

      • Breakfast
    • Today

      Food pantry (groceries): 10:00 am–11:00 am

    • Today

      Food pantry (groceries): 11:30 am–1:30 pm

      • Lunch
    • Food pantry (groceries): 10:00 am–11:00 am

      every week on Tuesday, Thursday

    • Food pantry (groceries): 11:30 am–1:30 pm

      every week on Thursday, Wednesday, Tuesday, Monday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 8:00 am–9:30 am

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 8:00 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Friday

    • Other: 10:00 am–11:00 am

      every week on Monday, Wednesday

    Map of Let's Celebrate

    Location

    46 Fairview Avenue

    McGinley Square, NJ 07304

    directions

    Contact

    (201) 433-5438

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Salvation Army - Jersey City

    20 minutes

    average wait time

    0.77 mi


    Info

    • They may ask for social security card, but it is not required
    • Serves Jersey City residents
    • Requirements

      • Proof of address required
      • ID required
      • Requires ID for adults and birth certificates for children in the household
      • Proof of household income required
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Today

      9:30 am–12:00 pm

      • Offers after school program
      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Thu, May 30th (next week)

      9:30 am–12:00 pm

      • Offers after school program
      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Thu, June 6th (in 2 weeks)

      9:30 am–12:00 pm

      • Offers after school program
      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • 9:30 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Thursday

    Map of Salvation Army - Jersey City

    Location

    562 Bergen Avenue

    McGinley Square, NJ 07304

    directions
  5. How do I get food?

    You can receive food by visiting the food pantry or soup kitchen when it’s open. Make sure to check each resource page to see details like address, full schedule, and requirements.

  6. Can someone deliver the food to my house?

    Delivery services are very limited and are reserved for senior citizens or those with serious medical problems. If you believe you fall into either category, let us know and we may be able to help you find options in Bergen.

  7. What do I have to bring?

    Every location is different! Please review the details included on each resource to see whether you need to bring any documentation like ID or proof of address, or supplies like bags to carry the food. If you don’t see any information on the resource, you don’t have to bring anything!

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    SNAP/EBT

    Hudson County Department of Family Services

    average user rating


    Schedule

    • Today

      8:00 am–4:15 pm

    • Tomorrow

      8:00 am–4:15 pm

    • Next Monday

      8:00 am–4:15 pm

    • 8:00 am–4:15 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Map of Hudson County Department of Family Services

    Location

    257 Cornelison Avenue

    Downtown Jersey City, NJ 07302

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    The Sharing Place Food Pantry

    40 minutes

    average wait time

    0.55 mi


    Info

    Requires to call for hours. Serves Hudson County.

    • Requirements

      • Call in advance for services
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Sat, June 15th (in 3 weeks)

      8:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Sat, July 20th (in 2 months)

      8:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Sat, August 17th (in 3 months)

      8:00 am–12:00 pm

    • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

      every month on the 3rd Saturday

    Map of The Sharing Place Food Pantry

    Location

    440 Hoboken Avenue

    Back parking lot

    Journal Square, NJ 07306

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Mt. Sinai Gospel Church

    1 hour 18 minutes

    average wait time

    0.88 mi


    Info

    • Gloves and masks are required.
    • Requirements

      • Wear Facemask
      • Must bring own bags/cart
      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Clothing may be available

    Schedule

    • Sat, June 15th (in 3 weeks)

      8:00 am

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Mon, June 17th (in 4 weeks)

      8:00 am

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Mon, July 15th (in 2 months)

      8:00 am

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • 8:00 am

      every month on the 3rd Saturday

    • 8:00 am

      every month on the 3rd Monday

    Map of Mt. Sinai Gospel Church

    Location

    27 Prescott Street

    Bergen-Lafayette, NJ 07304

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    BITE - The Black Interest Team Enterprise

    no ratings yet

    0.76 mi


    Info

    Serves: Hudson County

    • Requirements

      • Must bring own bags/cart
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • This Saturday

      12:00 pm–4:00 pm

    • Sat, June 1st (next week)

      12:00 pm–4:00 pm

    • Sat, June 8th (in 2 weeks)

      12:00 pm–4:00 pm

    • 12:00 pm–4:00 pm

      every week on Saturday

    Map of BITE - The Black Interest Team Enterprise

    Location

    103 Astor Place

    McGinley Square, NJ 07304

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Mt. Sinai Gospel Church Food Pantry

    2 hours 10 minutes

    average wait time

    0.86 mi


    Info

    • Call and or check website for an updated schedule.
    • Emergency food supplies available.
    • Requirements

      • Must bring own bags/cart
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Sat, June 15th (in 3 weeks)

      10:00 am

    • Sat, July 20th (in 2 months)

      10:00 am

    • Sat, August 17th (in 3 months)

      10:00 am

    • 10:00 am

      every month on the 3rd Saturday

    Map of Mt. Sinai Gospel Church Food Pantry

    Location

    27-53 Prescott St

    Jersey City, NJ 07304

    directions

    Contact

    (201) 350-2366

    WWW.MTSINAIFULLGOSPELCHURCH.COM

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Damascus Christian Church

    no ratings yet

    0.69 mi


    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Sat, June 8th (in 2 weeks)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Sat, July 13th (in 2 months)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Sat, August 10th (in 3 months)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

      every month on the 2nd Saturday

    Map of Damascus Christian Church

    Location

    114 Logan Avenue

    West Side, NJ 07306

    directions

    Contact

    (201) 918-9900

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Five Corner Sharing Place

    30 minutes

    average wait time

    0.54 mi


    Info

    Please bring ID and any documentation showing enrolled programs (such as SNAP, SSDI, SSI, etc.) NO ONE IS TURNED AWAY (as long as we have food).

    • Requirements

      • ID required
      • Bring referral Letter and/or Income or Assistance Letter
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Sat, June 15th (in 3 weeks)

      8:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Sat, July 20th (in 2 months)

      8:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Sat, August 17th (in 3 months)

      8:00 am–12:00 pm

    • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

      every month on the 3rd Saturday

    Map of Five Corner Sharing Place

    Location

    440 Hoboken Avenue

    Journal Square, NJ 07306

    directions
  15. Do I need an appointment?

    Every location is different! Some places in Bergen accept appointments, some require it, and others allow walk-ins. Please review all details on the resource page to understand how you should prepare for your visit.

  16. What kind of food do they have?

    Food pantries offer grocery-style items such as canned food, fresh produce, and dry goods like pasta or rice that you can cook yourself. Soup kitchens offer ready-to-eat items like hot meals or sandwiches. All of these locations may have different options on different days, so it is hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day.

  17. Do they have vegetables?

    Pantries may have different options at different times, so it is hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day. Most pantries in Bergen do give out some form of vegetables, but they may be canned items.

  18. Do they have meat?

    Pantries may have different options on different days, so it’s hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day.

  19. Any pantries open today?

    If you’ve signed up for personalized assistance through our text message helpline, please take a look at the links we’ve sent you! If none of the resources we’ve sent are open today, let us know and we can search for additional options. Here’s a list of everything in Bergen that’s open today: Let's Celebrate, Salvation Army - Jersey City, Hudson County Department of Family Services

  20. Where are you located?

    Because our work is mostly virtual, the Lemontree team works remotely, and we don’t have an office in Bergen for in-person visits. You can always reach us by texting 90847 between 10am-6pm, every day of the week.