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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Asbury Park NJ

Atonement Lutheran Church Food Pantry
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Details: The food pantry of Atonement Lutheran Church is classified as an emergency food assistance program which supplements the diets of low income and elderly individuals and families. In existence for over 25 years, the pantry is dependent upon donations from members and friends of Atonement Lutheran Church. Food Pantry Hours: Second and Fourth Wednesdays 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; Those that we serve are referred to Atonement Lutheran food pantry by many different social service agencies, and are allowed to receive food from the pantry once a month. No referral is required; however, the people must register with the staff.
Jewish Family & Children's Service Food Pantry
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Details: JF&CS' Food Pantry distributes food every Friday at 12 and 1 p.m. We are proud to provide 6 - 8 meals each month for 140 families. Jewish Family & Children's Service established a food pantry in our Asbury Park Office in 2007 and joined the Monmouth Ocean County Food in 2009. We stock our pantry through donations received from individuals, schools, synagogues, youth groups. As a member of the Ocean/Monmouth Food Bank we are eligible to receive donated federal, state & NJ Department of Agriculture food such as eggs, cheese, fish, meat, produce and canned goods.
Saturday Soup Kitchen
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Details: In response to the poverty afflicting the Asbury Park area, Trinity runs a weekly soup kitchen (Saturday Soup). Initiated in 1990, the soup kitchen now welcomes up to 220 guests each Saturday for a sit-down, hot lunch from noon-1 PM. Our volunteers are members of the parish, community groups, businesses volunteer organizations and members of other religious organizations. Together they seek to help all our guests feel welcome. The volunteers arrive at 9:30 AM to set up tables, prepare and serve meals, socialize with our guests, and clean up afterwards. Although one can volunteer almost any Saturday, we have set aside four Saturdays a year specifically for members of our parish family to serve together. See the date of our next volunteer day in the left column. New hands and donations are always welcome!
Second Baptist Church Pantry
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Details: Hours: 2nd and Last Saturdays 12-2:30 The Christian Caring & Helping Hand ministry provides programs and events to help the community meet basic needs. Its work strengthens our relationship with the community through fellowship, food, meals, clothing, and gifts.
St. George Soup Kitchen
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Details: Every Monday from 10am-11:30am
The Center in Asbury Park
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Details: The Center in Asbury Park, Inc., is a volunteer based New Jersey not-for-profit service organization, providing support services for people living with HIV/AIDS and their caregivers. The Center in Asbury Park offers its clients and volunteers a safe haven in order to instill a sense of community and stability in their lives. Nutrition Programs: Emergency Food and Nutrition pantry; Meals to Go, frozen home-cooked meals; a daily lunch program; Monthly Sunday dinners. So many of the clients of The Center in Asbury Park struggle to make ends meet - to put some food on the table - to have some basic things that we can so easily take for granted. Each client is entitled to a monthly emergency "food bag" with some of the basics and a "hygiene bag" with items like deodorant, soap, toilet paper - things they are not able to get with food stamps.
The Salvation Army Asbury Park Corps
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Details: Food Pantry: Monday, Friday, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Trinity's Food Pantry
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Details: Many people struggle to put food on the table. In addition to the unemployed and homeless, there are many working poor and elderly residents whose monthly incomes do not cover their expenses. These individuals and families earn a minimum wage or are retired on fixed minimum incomes. Particularly hard hit are low income families and single parents with young children. According to our local census, 30% fall below the poverty level, with an average income of $23,081. Trinity’s food pantry began in 1995 as a spontaneous gesture to the poor who were randomly knocking on our doors, asking for something to eat. Our rector began bringing nonperishable food of his own and sourcing whatever he could from the church kitchen to feed the hungry. As the word spread on the street and demand grew, the rector realized that a more organized and well-stocked pantry was needed, and he and the parish administrator solicited donations of food and time from the congregation. Demand grew beyond the parish’s internal resources, and efforts were made to solicit donations from other organizations. A distinguishing characteristic of our food pantry is that we do not require referrals of our guests. Our approach is to recognize that our guests - who for example may be destitute or homeless without identification - should have access to food with a minimum of barriers. Successful negotiations with the Monmouth and Ocean Counties Foodbank have given Trinity the freedom to welcome and serve everyone unconditionally. Today, the pantry is staffed by volunteers from a host of organizations, including Trinity, who hand out 450 bags of food to our guests each week. Hours of Operation: Tuesday: 11am - 1pm, 6 - 7pm; Wednesday: 11am - 1pm; Friday: 11am - 1pm. We require no referrals, proof of identification, or proof of employment.