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Find Free Food In Union 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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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Salvation Army, Elizabeth Corps

    628 referrals

    • ID required
    • Clients can visit: Once a month
    • Registration required
    • Diapers upon availability

    Next Opening

    • Food pantry (groceries): All Day

      Fri, September 30 (in 2 days)

      • Call in advance for services
      • Appointments required
    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

      Thu, October 06 (next week)

      • Only operates during the last two weeks of each month
    • Food pantry (groceries): All Day

      Mon, October 31 (in 2 months)

      • Call in advance for services
      • Appointments required

    Schedule

    • Food pantry (groceries): All Day

      every day on the 1st

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

      every weekday

    Location

    1005 East Jersey Street

    Elizabeth, NJ 07201

    directions

    Contact

    (908) 352-7057

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    392 referrals

    • ID required
    • Distribution in parking lot

    Next Opening

    • Community fridge: 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

      Thu, October 13 (in 2 weeks)

    • Food pantry (groceries): 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

      Thu, October 20 (in 3 weeks)

    • Community fridge: 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

      Thu, November 10 (in 2 months)

    Schedule

    • Community fridge: 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

      every month on the 2nd Thursday

    • Food pantry (groceries): 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

      every month on the 3rd Thursday

    Location

    70 West Grand Street

    Elizabeth, NJ 07202

    directions

    Contact

    (908) 469-9508

    www.jeffersonparks.com

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    366 referrals


    Next Opening

    • 10:00 am–2:00 pm

      Thu, October 27 (in 4 weeks)

    • 10:00 am–2:00 pm

      Thu, November 24 (in 2 months)

    • 10:00 am–2:00 pm

      Thu, December 22 (in 3 months)

    Schedule

    • 10:00 am–2:00 pm

      every month on the 4th Thursday

    Location

    160 Madison Ave

    Elizabeth, NJ 07201

    directions

    Contact

    (908) 351-2625

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    352 referrals

    • Proof of address required
    • Client can visit: twice a month
    • Must be income-eligible

    Next Opening

    • 11:00 am–3:30 pm

      Sat, October 08 (next week)

    • 11:00 am–3:30 pm

      Sat, October 22 (in 3 weeks)

    • 11:00 am–3:30 pm

      Sat, November 12 (in 2 months)

    Schedule

    • 11:00 am–3:30 pm

      every month on the 2nd Saturday

    • 11:00 am–3:30 pm

      every month on the 4th Saturday

    Location

    38 West End Place

    Elizabeth, NJ 07202

    directions

    Contact

    (908) 289-7070

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    Next Opening

    • 8:30 am–4:30 pm

      Fri, September 30 (tomorrow)

    • 8:30 am–4:30 pm

      Mon, October 03 (in 4 days)

    • 8:30 am–4:30 pm

      Tue, October 04 (in 5 days)

    Schedule

    • 8:30 am–4:30 pm

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

    Location

    342 Westminster Avenue

    Elizabeth, NJ 07208

    directions

    Contact

    (908) 965-2700

    https://ucnj.org/dhs/#11

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    249 referrals

    • Diapers upon availability

    Next Opening

    • 10:00 am–12:30 pm

      Fri, September 30 (tomorrow)

    • 10:00 am–12:30 pm

      Fri, October 07 (next week)

    • 10:00 am–12:30 pm

      Fri, October 14 (in 2 weeks)

    Schedule

    • 10:00 am–12:30 pm

      every week on Friday

    Location

    1121 Elizabeth Ave.

    Elizabeth, NJ 07201

    directions

    Contact

    (908) 289-6322 / 908-451-7087

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    237 referrals

    • Must bring own bags/cart
    • Client can visit: Once a week
    • Closed on major holidays

    Next Opening

    • 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

      Wed, October 05 (in 6 days)

    • 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

      Wed, October 12 (in 2 weeks)

    • 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

      Wed, October 19 (in 3 weeks)

    Schedule

    • 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

      every week on Wednesday

    Location

    87 First Street

    Elizabeth, NJ 07206

    directions

    Contact

    (908) 469-1497

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    223 referrals

    • Must bring own bags/cart
    • Proof of address required
    • ID required

    Next Opening

    • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

      Fri, September 30 (tomorrow)

    • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

      Fri, October 07 (next week)

    • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

      Sat, October 08 (next week)

    Schedule

    • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Friday

    • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

      every month on the 2nd Saturday

    • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

      every month on the 3rd Saturday

    Location

    154 First St

    Elizabeth, NJ 07206

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    176 referrals

    • Clothing available

    Next Opening

    • 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

      Sat, October 08 (next week)

    • 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

      Sat, October 15 (in 2 weeks)

    • 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

      Sat, November 12 (in 2 months)

    Schedule

    • 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

      every month on the 3rd Saturday

    • 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

      every month on the 2nd Saturday

    Location

    23 South 20th Street

    Irvington, NJ 07111

    directions

    Contact

    (973) 202-4599

    https://dlbcnj.org/

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    174 referrals

    • No ID or proof of income is required.
    • Distributes lightly worn clothing and household items on Wednesdays
    • Low cost/free immigration legal services
    • Program runs all year
    • Best contact: Laura Lobe
    • Open until food runs out
    • Offers ESL classes
    • Participants must provide their name, address and number of household members
    • Diapers available (must bring birth certificate)
    • Emergency food available on an as-needed basis.

    Next Opening

    • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

      Tue, October 04 (in 5 days)

    • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

      Tue, October 11 (in 2 weeks)

    • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

      Tue, October 18 (in 3 weeks)

    Schedule

    • 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/