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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)

    Bianca F.L.O.W.E.R.S., INC. Food Pantry

    1 hour

    average wait time


    Info

    Serves New Jersey residents.

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tue, March 12th (in 2 weeks)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Tue, March 19th (in 3 weeks)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Tue, March 26th (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

    Location

    145 Park Avenue

    Plainfield, NJ 07060

    directions

    Contact

    (908) 312-0696

    https://www.bflowersinc2021.com/

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    New Hope Church of God

    15 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    Arrive before 8am

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      8:00 am–9:00 am

    • Sat, March 16th (in 2 weeks)

      8:00 am–9:00 am

    • Sat, April 6th (next month)

      8:00 am–9:00 am

    • 8:00 am–9:00 am

      every month on the 1st Saturday

    • 8:00 am–9:00 am

      every month on the 3rd Saturday

    Location

    400 Hamilton Avenue

    Greenwood & Hamilton, NJ 08609

    directions

    Contact

    (609) 393-3293

    http://newhopecog.com/

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Arm In Arm

    58 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    Requires to call and leave a message with your full name, full address and best phone number to reach.

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Monday

      10:00 am–12:30 pm

    • Next Wednesday

      10:00 am–12:30 pm

    • Mon, March 11th (in 2 weeks)

      10:00 am–12:30 pm

    • 10:00 am–12:30 pm

      every week on Monday, Wednesday

    Location

    48 Hudson Street

    Greenwood & Hamilton, NJ 08609

    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 Southern New Jersey.

  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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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Salvation Army, Plainfield Corps

    1 hour 2 minutes

    average wait time


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Monday

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

      • Closed on the last week of the month
    • Next Tuesday

      Food pantry (groceries): 9:30 am–11:30 am

      • Closed on the last week of the month
    • Next Wednesday

      Food pantry (groceries): 9:30 am–11:30 am

      • Closed on the last week of the month
    • Food pantry (groceries): 9:30 am–11:30 am

      every week on Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

      every week on Wednesday, Monday, Thursday

    Location

    615 Watchung Avenue

    Plainfield, NJ 07060

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    El Centro Hispanoamericano

    32 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    We are located in the United Presbyterian Church of Plainfield. Our entrance is at the rear of the church, just off the parking lot. Look for our sign at the top of the ramp leading to our entrance.

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Tuesday

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Tue, March 12th (in 2 weeks)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Tue, March 19th (in 3 weeks)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday

    Location

    525 East Front Street

    Plainfield, NJ 07060

    directions

    Contact

    (908) 753-8730

    https://elcentronj.org/

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Greater Refuge Church of Christ

    57 minutes

    average wait time


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tue, March 12th (in 2 weeks)

      2:00 pm–4:00 pm

    • Tue, March 26th (in 4 weeks)

      2:00 pm–4:00 pm

    • Tue, April 9th (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

    Location

    600 Grant Avenue

    Plainfield, NJ 07060

    directions

    Contact

    (908) 561-8255

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Plainfield Action Services

    27 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    Only Plainfield residents, proof of income required depends on case by case situation

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Tuesday

      9:00 am–5:00 pm

    • Next Thursday

      9:00 am–5:00 pm

    • Tue, March 12th (in 2 weeks)

      9:00 am–5:00 pm

    • 9:00 am–5:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday, Thursday

    Location

    510 Watchung Avenue

    Plainfield, NJ 07060

    directions

    Contact

    (908) 753-3519

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    St. Joseph’s Church in North Plainfield- Parish Center

    54 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    We are located on the corner of Manning Ave and Westervelt Ave in North Plainfield. We operate out of a three car garage attached to the Parish Center.

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      7:00 am–8:00 am

    • Sat, March 9th (next week)

      7:00 am–8:00 am

    • Sat, March 16th (in 2 weeks)

      7:00 am–8:00 am

    • 7:00 am–8:00 am

      every week on Saturday

    Location

    99 Westervelt Avenue

    North Plainfield, NJ 07060

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry, Perth Amboy

    44 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    • Serves Perth Amboy residents
      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      9:45 am–12:45 pm

    • Sat, March 9th (next week)

      9:45 am–12:45 pm

    • Sat, March 16th (in 2 weeks)

      9:45 am–12:45 pm

    • 9:45 am–12:45 pm

      every week on Saturday

    Location

    230 New Brunswick Avenue

    Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group

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    Info

    Housing, Case Management

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Open now!

      8:30 am–4:30 pm

    • Next Monday

      8:30 am–4:30 pm

    • Next Tuesday

      8:30 am–4:30 pm

    • 8:30 am–4:30 pm

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

    Location

    1027 Hooper Avenue

    Toms River, NJ 08753

    directions

    Contact

    (732) 569-3484

    http://oceancountyltrg.org/

  15. 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.

  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 Southern New Jersey 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 Southern New Jersey that’s open today: Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group

  20. 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.