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Find Free Food In Southern New JerseyLemontree 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)

    El Centro Hispanoamericano

    208 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Tuesday

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Tue, February 7th (in 2 weeks)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    BIANCA FLOWERS

    202 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tue, February 14th (in 3 weeks)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Tue, February 21st (in 4 weeks)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

      every month on the 2nd Tuesday

    • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

      every month on the 3rd Tuesday

    • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

      every month on the 4th Tuesday

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Plainfield Action Services

    164 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Tuesday

      9:00 am–5:00 pm

    • Next Thursday

      9:00 am–5:00 pm

    • 9:00 am–5:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday, 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 Southern New Jersey.

  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)

    MANNA FROM HEAVEN FOOD PANTRY

    156 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Fri, February 17th (in 3 weeks)

      9:00 am–3:00 pm

    • Sat, February 18th (in 3 weeks)

      9:00 am–3:00 pm

    • 9:00 am–3:00 pm

      every month on the 3rd Friday

    • 9:00 am–3:00 pm

      every month on the 3rd Saturday

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Joane Hollis Garden

    147 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Thursday

      10:00 am–5:00 pm

    • Thu, February 9th (in 2 weeks)

      10:00 am–5:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–3:00 pm

      every month on the 3rd Wednesday

    • 10:00 am–5:00 pm

      every week on Thursday

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    GREATER REFUGE CHURCH OF CHRIST

    142 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tue, February 14th (in 3 weeks)

      2:00 pm–4:00 pm

    • Tue, February 28th (next month)

      2:00 pm–4:00 pm

    • 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

      every month on the 2nd Tuesday

    • 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

      every month on the 4th Tuesday

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Salvation Army, Plainfield Corps/

    120 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Tuesday

      9:30 am–11:30 am

    • Next Wednesday

      9:30 am–11:30 am

    • 9:30 am–11:30 am

      every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    SAINT VINCENT SOCIETY OF NORTH PLAINFIELD

    98 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Today

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 5:30 pm

    • Tomorrow

      Food pantry (groceries): All Day

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 5:30 pm–

      every week on Monday, Friday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 5:30 pm–

      every month on the 1st Tuesday

    • Food pantry (groceries): 5:30 pm–

      every month on the 3rd Tuesday

    • Food pantry (groceries): All Day

      every month on the 1st Saturday

    • Food pantry (groceries): All Day

      every month on the 2nd Saturday

    • Food pantry (groceries): All Day

      every month on the 4th Saturday

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Food Bank Network of Somerset County - North Plainfield Pantry

    97 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      9:30 am–11:00 am

    • Sat, February 4th (next week)

      9:30 am–11:00 am

    • 9:30 am–11:00 am

      every week on Saturday

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    COMMUNITY CHURCH OF GOD

    71 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Wed, February 15th (in 3 weeks)

      9:00 am–3:00 pm

    • Wed, March 15th (in 2 months)

      9:00 am–3:00 pm

    • 9:00 am–3:00 pm

      every month on the 15th

  14. Do I need an appointment?

    Every location is different! Some places in Southern New Jersey 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 Southern New Jersey 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 Southern New Jersey that’s open today: SAINT VINCENT SOCIETY OF NORTH PLAINFIELD

  19. Where are you located?

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