Burlington County food pantries.

Organizations in Burlington County New Jersey provide food, groceries, meals, and other support to needy families and individuals. The food banks and pantries across the region will help people make it through a difficult period or crisis, and can refer individuals to longer term solutions such as food stamps, WIC, or public assistance.

The centers, churches and non-profits are located across the region, and will try not to turn anyone away. If a pantry can’t immediately address your needs, many organizations can refer applicants to nearby social service agencies, churches, or other places for help. Many of the Burlington pantries can also provide clothing, holiday assistance, formula, and baby supplies. While not as common, locations may have emergency financial help for expenses such as utilities or shelter. If you or your family need help, try a food pantry for advice and support.

Christian Caring Center - Pemberton
Address is 378 Lakehurst Rd
Browns Mills, New Jersey, 08015
Telephone number is (609) 893 - 0700

Community Food Bank of New Jersey Southern Branch can be reached at (609) 383 – 8843. Note they do not provide items directly to the public. However they can serve as a source of referrals and information. The state of NJ Community Food Bank distributes food to almost 600 non-profit organizations, charities, and groups across Burlington and other counties. All recipient organizations that receive food are 501(c)(3) non-profit agencies which have their own food assistance programs to feed those in need. So families can turn to these places for groceries and they include places like soup kitchens, day care centers, battered women's shelters, senior programs, half-way houses, churches, agency on aging offices, and similar. The food bank also relies on donations, and volunteers are also the lifeline of the organization. Volunteer or donate if you can.

Catholic Charities Emergency Services
801 Burlington Ave, Delanco, NJ, 08075
A food bank is offered, as well as a 24 hour, 7 days-a- week emergency shelter program. After-hours services are offered too, and are referred to caseworkers. Emergency Services is an anti-poverty program providing for basic needs such as clothing, free food, shelter, and holiday meals.




Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry
Address is 228 E Washington St.
Riverside Township, New Jersey, 08075
Phone number is (856) 461 – 0132
The food pantry from this non-profit organization is available to residents of Delanco, Riverside, and Delran New Jersey. Food and groceries are donated by local churches, volunteers, and members of the community. This location will also have free Christmas or Thanksgiving meals, or refer families to locations of them in Burlington County.

Life Center - On the campus of Fountain of Life
2035 Columbus Rd
Burlington, NJ 08016
Telephone - 609-499-8967
Families, elderly and individuals are welcome to turn to this food pantry monthly.  Hours of operation are Monday  – Friday  1:00 – 3:00 and Thursday Evening 5:00 – 7:00.

Our Lady of Mercy Church
Location - 9 Parsippany Rd
Whippany, NJ, 07981
Main phone number is (973) 887 - 0050

Samost Jewish Family & Children's Service of South NJ and a Food Pantry in Burlington
Primary address - 1632 Rte 38, Lumberton, NJ, 08048
Items distributed include personal care items, gift cards, free food boxes and more to individuals and families experiencing a crisis or financial hardship.





132-136 E Broad St
Burlington, New Jersey, 08016
This locations focuses on helping young mothers and children in crisis and/or transition. Assistance provided includes free computer training, parenting skills, counseling, mentoring, and emergency food and clothes.

St. Vincent de Paul Society
The volunteer organizations and churches provide food to needy individuals in the region. Many centers also provide referrals, Christmas meals and/or gifts, and other social services. Some limited amounts of emergency funds can be available for utility bills, rent, and security deposits. There are three main locations in the community as per below.

  • Food Pantry at Parish of Sacred Heart, Address is 260 High St, Mount Holly, NJ, 08060
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society – Medford, St Ann's Church food bank, 22 Trenton Rd, Browns Mills, NJ, 08015
  • 1 Jones Rd, Medford, New Jersey, 08055

Several other pantries and distribution centers are located in Burlington County. They offer free food, fruits, vegetables, canned goods, frozen food and more to low income families. Dial 856.662.4884 for more details. 




By Jon McNamara

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