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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Paterson NJ

Center Of Grace Food Pantry
Paterson , NJ 07501
Details: Center of Grace was founded in 2003 by Marie Ligon, to provide case management and referral services to women facing major life transitions, including moving from prison to re-entry and from addiction to sobriety. Since its beginning, the Center has served approximately 3,000 women, helping them transition toward greater stability in their lives. Marie is a community resident and has deep ties to the people and institutions of Paterson, allowing her to build authentic relationships and develop partnerships quickly.
Christian Fellowship Center Community Food Bank
Paterson, NJ 07501
Details: Christian Fellowship Center Community Food Bank provides food to all individuals and families who need assistance. It also supports families during emergencies with food and clothing. The community food bank operates from the multipurpose building adjacent to the church and serves the Paterson and Passaic County community. FOOD BANK HOURS OF OPERATION: Every Third Tuesday of the Month, Hours are 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm Unless otherwise told.
Community Outreach Services, Inc.
Paterson, NJ 07524
Details: Community Outreach Services, Inc.'s (COS's) core mission is the eradication of homelessness, hunger and poverty within the surrounding community. The COS Food Pantry is a powerful tool in the fight against hunger. The COS Food Pantry provides nutritious foods and household goods to over 1,200 families each month.
Paterson, NJ 07505
Details: CUMAC feeds people and changes lives. It works to alleviate hunger and its root causes for those in need in Paterson, Passaic County, and northern New Jersey. CUMAC has been fighting hunger for over 30 years. With the help of our supporters and community partners, CUMAC operates an impressive array of programs that serve as a social safety net within the community of Paterson and beyond. FOOD PANTRY & REFERRAL OFFICE: CUMAC regularly fills over 3,000 requests for food a month for children, adults and seniors in need of regular and emergency assistance. The food we distribute is purchased for a nominal handling charge at the Community Food Bank or in bulk at retailers, collected via large-scale and local food drives, and donated by generous individuals, groups and grocery stores. We are grateful for all of our supporters - like Table to Table who rescues fresh food that would otherwise be wasted and sends it to our pantry - who continue to inspire us with their loyalty and kindness.
Deliverance Holy Tabernacle Food Pantry
Paterson, NJ 07522
Details: We offer food with dignity and respect to all our guests. Our aim is to provide a humble, empowering environment where food and personal necessities are available to individuals who need assistance in the community. Any in need are welcome. Hours: Monday ‐ Friday 8:00 a.m. ‐ 6:00 p.m; Every 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month: 11:00a.m. ‐ 3:00 p.m.; Persons must bring ID, proof of income, address, and children.
Father English Food Pantry
Paterson, NJ 07501
Details: The emergency Food Pantry was started in 1988 and it works in cooperation with the Emergency Food Coalition which refers potential clients. Eligible clients may access the available resources from the food pantry once a month. Emergency food donations and the availability of food in stock dictate how many clients can be served on a monthly basis. At present this program provides food to 650 people a month
HMPSC Food Pantry
Paterson, NJ 07513
Details: HMPSC distributes a bag of donated food and grocery products to individuals and homeless facing hunger in the area. This service is available three days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Madison Avenue Crossroads Community Ministries Inc.
Paterson, NJ 07514
Details: Groceries provided (3 meals per day for 3 days per person). One visit per month per family with children and seniors aged 62 and up. Need determination by referral or MACCM evaluation. OPEN Mon & Wed (10am-noon) at 498 Madison Avenue. CLOSED 1st week of each month. OPEN for emergencies.
Paterson, NJ 07501
Details: Oasis currently serves those fighting poverty by meeting numerous basic needs: Daily breakfast and lunch; Food bags from our pantry; Clothing for women and children in need; Diapers/other baby needs. For many of the women and children who come to our doors, Oasis provides the only nutritious and hot meal they receive all day. The Oasis soup kitchen is a reliable, welcoming, and safe place for the women and children we serve. From July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016, Oasis served 70,000 meals and distributed over 10,000 food bags, diapers, and baby supplies. During the holidays, Oasis also hosts special meals and distributes food and gift items donated from private sources.
Seventh Day Adventist Food Pantry
Paterson, NJ 07514
Details: Food Pantry – Every third Wednesday and Thursday of the month
SPCDC Food Pantry
Paterson, NJ 07501
Details: The St. Paul's Community Development Corporation (SPCDC) Food Pantry began as a volunteer project of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in 1970. It has since outgrown its closet-sized beginnings and now encompasses a large space in the undercroft of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, maintaining an industrial freezer, accepting fresh vegetable donations daily, and maintaining a leadership role as one of the largest distributors of donated food in Passaic County, NJ. The purpose of the SPCDC Food Pantry is to provide supplemental food assistance to individuals and families who are unable to financially meet their daily nutritional requirements. Our ultimate goal is to develop self-sufficiency in our clients. Our food assistance program is intended as a "hand-up," not a "handout" in helping individuals and families achieve greater stability in their lives. Clients who demonstrate need receive emergency grocery packages each containing an equivalent of 15 meals. We also distribute over 400 turkeys in November during our Thanksgiving Holiday Drive, and provide food to our Emergency Men's Shelter Program. The SPCDC Pantry is operated with help from AmeriCorps*State Members, volunteers from local area churches, civic organizations, as well as Work First NJ and PathStone volunteers. North Porch, an organization operated by a group known as Episcopal Church Women, supports Pantry operations by annually providing emergency supplies and food to over 100 women and new mothers, with special consideration for those awaiting Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) eligibility. Because SPCDC carefully monitors clients through our Efforts to Outcomes Data Management System (ETO, Social Solutions, Inc.), we know that most clients use the SPCDC Pantry only once per year. This is consistent with our mission, which is to be an emergency resource for food assistance. Our goal is not to have participants depend on the SPCDC Pantry for assistance indefinitely. If this pattern emerges, SPCDC connect clients with relevant aid programs throughout the agency, as well as referrals for public assistance, general assistance, social security, and other types of emergency services. In 2014, the SPCDC Food Pantry provided services to 3,880 Heads of Households who in turn were supporting 4,247 dependents (adults & K-12). This level of support equated to 415,620 meals distributed.
The Community Kitchen at Eva's Village
Paterson, NJ 07501
Details: Eva's Kitchen was founded in 1982 to help feed the hungry. To begin the feeding ministry, the first meal of hot dogs and beans was served in the basement of St. John’s Cathedral to 30 individuals. In the early 1990's an expanded kitchen was built on Main Street with capacity for 240 people. To help feed the growing number of homeless and working poor, an expansion in 2011 increased the capacity to 400. The Kitchen now serves a nutritious breakfast and lunch for up to 400 individuals, and is open 365 days a year. In addition to the meals served to guests in our Kitchen, daily meals are prepared for the 350 men, women and mothers with children who reside in our recovery and sheltering programs, amounting to 1,300 meals each day. Guests dining in our Community Kitchen do not stand in line to be served. We seat them at tables and serve them with dignity and respect. We serve all who come; we turn nobody away. During the extreme cold of winter and the summer months of July and August, the number of homeless and working poor needing a meal increase and another partial seating is added. Additional seating is provided to help feed the hungry on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Outside the dining hall is a large courtyard that is an area of social interaction. It is a safe and welcoming place closed off from the busy streets of Paterson. As relationships form, clients come to understand the many homeless, addiction treatment & health care resources available to them and may choose to take the next step, whether it is shelter, substance abuse treatment or free medical care. Volunteers to help feed the hungry are an essential ingredient in the Community Kitchen, and we welcome the participation of individuals as well as local businesses, religious, civic and educational groups.
The Salvation Army Paterson Corps
Paterson, NJ 07509
Details: Paterson Food Pantry: Serves roughly 80 households a month. Provides 3 full meals for 3 days for every member of the household. Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
True Witness Church of Jesus Christ Food Pantry
Paterson, NJ 07501
Details: Did you know that 1 person out of 11 goes hungry in NJ? It’s statistics like this that promoted our Ladies' Ministry to open The Pantry Our church doors are open every second and fourth Saturday from 9am to 1pmEST. Canned goods and pre-packaged food items are provided for those in need.