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Find Free Food In Essex CountyLemontree 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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    SNAP/EBT

    Community Food Bank of New Jersey SNAP Assistance

    2825 referrals


    Info

    The Resource Access Team at Community Food Bank of New Jersey can provide information & assistance with applications for SNAP benefits. They provide SNAP application help for people who live the following NJ counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, and Union. Available in Spanish & English.

    Schedule

    • Today

      8:00 am–5:00 pm

    • Tomorrow

      8:00 am–5:00 pm

    • 8:00 am–5:00 pm

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

    See more info
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Salvation Army, Elizabeth Corps

    924 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Today

      Food pantry (groceries): 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      • ID required
      • Call in advance for services
      • Appointments required
    • Tomorrow

      Food pantry (groceries): 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      • ID required
      • Call in advance for services
      • Appointments required
    • Food pantry (groceries): 9:00 am–12:00 pm

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

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

      every month on the 4th Monday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

      every month on the 4th Friday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

      every month on the 3rd Friday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

      every month on the 4th Thursday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

      every month on the 3rd Thursday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

      every month on the 4th Wednesday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

      every month on the 3rd Wednesday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

      every month on the 4th Tuesday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

      every month on the 3rd Tuesday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

      every month on the 3rd Monday

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    MT. TEMAN CHURCH

    565 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Thu, February 23rd (in 3 weeks)

      10:00 am–2:00 pm

    • Thu, March 23rd (in 2 months)

      10:00 am–2:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–2:00 pm

      every month on the 4th Thursday

  4. 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.

  5. 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 Essex County.

  6. 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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    Food pantry (groceries)

    CHRIST FELLOWSHIP OF ELIZABETH

    560 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • This Friday

      10:00 am–12:30 pm

    • Fri, February 10th (next week)

      10:00 am–12:30 pm

    • 10:00 am–12:30 pm

      every week on Friday

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    The Apostles' House

    515 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      10:00 am–3:00 pm

    • This Friday

      10:00 am–3:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–3:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Bessie Green Community, Inc.

    504 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Today

      Food pantry (groceries): 10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Today

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Food pantry (groceries): 10:00 am–1:00 pm

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

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 10:00 am–12:00 pm

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

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    NEWARK SPANISH 7TH DAY ADVENTIST

    434 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      3:30 pm–5:00 pm

      • Except 2nd Wednesday of the month
    • Wed, February 8th (next week)

      3:30 pm–5:00 pm

      • Except 2nd Wednesday of the month
    • 3:30 pm–5:00 pm

      every week on Wednesday

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    St. James Soup Kitchen Christian Cafe/The Blake House

    390 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Today

      11:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Today

      1:00 pm–3:30 pm

    • 1:00 pm–3:30 pm

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

    • 11:00 am–1:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday, Thursday

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Pierre Toussaint Food Pantry-St. Mary's Church

    356 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • This Saturday

      9:30 am–11:30 am

    • Sat, February 11th (next week)

      9:30 am–11:30 am

    • 9:30 am–11:30 am

      every week on Saturday

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    BETHEL ASSEMBLY OF GOD

    276 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      11:00 am–2:00 pm

    • Wed, February 15th (in 2 weeks)

      11:00 am–2:00 pm

    • 11:00 am–2:00 pm

      every 2 weeks on Wednesday

  14. Do I need an appointment?

    Every location is different! Some places in Essex County 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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 Essex County do give out some form of vegetables, but they may be canned items.

  17. 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.

  18. 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 Essex County that’s open today: Community Food Bank of New Jersey SNAP Assistance, Salvation Army, Elizabeth Corps, Bessie Green Community, Inc., St. James Soup Kitchen Christian Cafe/The Blake House

  19. Where are you located?

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