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Free food pantries and groceries in Camden County New Jersey.

Get details on where to turn to for free food as well as hot meals in Camden County New Jersey. A number of charities, churches, soup kitchens and free food pantries near you offer assistance to anyone who needs help in the community. Seniors, immigrants, the unemployed, and working poor are some of the primary clients. Get free groceries, personal hygiene products, household goods and more.  Or get a referral number to more Camden NJ free food programs at the bottom of this page.

Most of the assistance is offered for free or at a low cost from these food banks most days of the week, even including today. Hundreds of families and individuals receive help every week. Camden County NJ has a number of charities as well as churches that have on site food banks, clothing closets, thrift stores, and other resources. People of all religions, backgrounds, and income levels can stop by for assistance, guidance, and support.

The goal is to feed any resident that is on the verge of hunger. There are of course also charity run free food pantries, which also tend to give Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday groceries or meals. The government also works to give assistance with food, school lunches or breakfasts, and other support.

Stop by or call on of the food pantries in Camden County (they are open limited hours) for free meals, food, groceries, perishable items, or cleaning or hygiene supplies. Soup kitchens often help too, even with Christmas and Thanksgiving meals. Some centers may also have clothing, baby diapers or personal hygiene items.

How and where to get free groceries and meals in Camden NJ

Atco Assembly of God Church
Address of church - 615 Jackson Rd, Atco, New Jersey, 08004. Phone number - (856) 768 - 0022

Catholic Charities Diocese of Camden – phone number (856) 342 – 4193. The address is 1845 Haddon Ave, Camden, NJ, 08103. The charity organization has multiple locations around Camden County. They are listed below. Call one for immediate emergency assistance or help in applying for social services. They can provide free food, meals, clothing, thrift stores, shelter, and maybe even financial assistance for paying rent, electric bills, and other basic needs.

 

 

 

St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Address - 832 Park Ave, Collingswood, New Jersey, 08108. Call (856) 854 - 0860 to reach the Collingswood pantry.
Non-perishable boxes of food, such as rice and soup, are available in Camden County. Volunteers will also try to deliver meals to senior citizens or low income homebound families.

Department of Social Services
This is the main intake site for government assistance. Programs for the low income include SNAP food stamps, cash aid, EBT Cards, WIC Vouchers and more. Call 1-866-226-3362. Find additional public assistance in Camden County New Jersey.

Little Rock Baptist Church
1210 Kenwood Ave, Camden, New Jersey, 08103. Call (856) 757 – 0440 for hours on the food banks and more information.
Meals, shelter, counseling, and other services are offered to the poor and low income.

Logan Memorial Presbyterian Church
Address is 18 W Merchant St, Audubon, NJ 08106, Audubon, NJ, 08106. Phone number of church is (856) 547 - 5571

Community Action Agency - Camden County Economic Opportunity
A regional non-profit. Job programs, grants to help pay bills, emergency boxes of food, clothes, work attire, and many more services. The community action agency focuses on helping the poor get emergency help and long term stability. More on Camden County community action agency.

Mt. Olivet Seventh-day Adventist Church
800 Chelton Ave, Camden, NJ, 08104. Dial  (856) 365-6108 or (856) 365 - 9309
A food bank, soup kitchen, and hygiene supply site is on site. Volunteers help feed the poor, immigrants, and single moms among others. Even items like detergent and feminine products may be offered for free.

Municipal Welfare Department, Haddon Township
Location - 135 Haddon Ave., Haddon, New Jersey, 08108. Phone - (856) 854 – 1176
Call the government office for help with social services, applying for public and government aid such as food stamps, and other welfare type programs. Also has referrals to local Camden County New Jersey food banks, pantries, and charities.

 

 

 

 

Senior Citizens United Community Services of Camden County
537 Nicholson Rd, Audubon, New Jersey 08106. Main number - (856) 456 – 1121
Food, meals, and aid for seniors in Camden County New Jersey. Call the center for information and to learn how to get help. Meals on Wheels is also for the elderly and disabled, and there are congregate meals too, such as free lunches.

Salvation Army food programs Camden County
There are multiple centers. The faith based charity feeds the unemployed, immigrants, working poor and others in the community. Get free groceries, holiday meals, summer snacks for students and more. A free food pantry and soup kitchen are open daily.

New Covenant Community Church
Location is 255 Edgewood Ave., Audubon, NJ, 08106. Call (856) 546 - 0344
Clients can be given a box of groceries as well as information on state of New Jersey assistance, such as USDA commodities from CSFP or SNAP food stamps.

Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church
1196 Penn St, Camden, NJ 08102. Call (856) 966-9400

TOUCH New Jersey Food Alliance
Address is 549 State St, Camden, NJ 08102. Dial (856) 803-3030
They offer a number of assistance programs and social services. Free groceries, meat, dairy, baby formula and more. Also get help with USDA food programs, including SNAP EBT among others.

Kaighn Avenue Baptist Church
The free food pantry is at 831 Kaighn Ave, Camden, NJ 08103. Dial (856) 365-4496

Cherry Hill Food and Outreach Council
Address is 910 Beechwood Ave, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. Call (856) 910-9090
Fresh food or canned groceries. Or get hygiene supplies like soap or feminine goods. Single mothers and the working poor can use the free pantry.

St. Vincent de Paul Society
There are multiple churches and parishes in Camden NJ that work to fight hunger.

  • St. Teresa Church, Address is 13 E Evesham Rd, Runnemede, NJ, 08078. Telephone: (856) 939 – 1681. Call for referrals and access to the Camden County food bank and the free programs and foodstuffs offered. Some clothing, holiday meals, thrift stores, and baby supplies may be offered too.
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society - Location is 157 W White Horse Pike, Berlin, New Jersey, 08009 . Phone number - (856) 767 - 7391
  • St. Vincent DePaul Society Our Lady of Guadalupe Conference - Location is 100 S Ave, Lindenwold, NJ, 08021 . Phone: (856) 627 - 8824. Volunteers from this church feed the working poor. Fruits, baby formula for low income parents, holiday meals, and other aid is offered. There may be canned meat like ham, pasta, breads, meats, Ensure for seniors and others.
  • St. Maria Goretti Church - 321 Orchard Ave, Runnemede, New Jersey, 08078. Main number - (856) 933 – 0037. Various social assistance programs are administered. Call them for government surplus food, rent assistance, groceries, meals, and other perishable items.

 

 

 

 

New Visions Community Services of Camden
Address: 523 Stevens St., Camden, New Jersey, 08101. Phone number - (856) 963-8726 or (856) 963 – 0857
Offers a number of comprehensive low income programs to the needy, low income, and seniors.

Parkside United Methodist Church
Address is 1420 Kaighns Ave, Camden, NJ, 08103. Phone number - (856) 964 - 2254

Evangelism Today Christian Center
1658 Mt Ephraim Ave, Camden, NJ 08104. Main Phone: (856) 541-7977

South Camden Christian Fellowship
Location of church - 1722 Broadway
Camden, NJ, 08104
(856) 964 – 4545
Food assistance is offered to people regardless of background.

Center for Family Services
Whether it is case management, housing, or other assistance, help is offered. Food, medical, rent help, workshops of saving on food shopping, TANF cash aid (which can buy groceries) and other support is given.

  • 17 S. Delsea Dr., Glassboro, New Jersey 08028. This center is at 856-881-5511
  • 580 Benson St., Camden, NJ 08103, phone 856-964-8096 for information on food and financial help.

St. Edward's Food Pantry
Address: 500 Erial Rd, Pine Hill
NJ, 08021
Telephone: (856) 783 - 2670
Emergency boxes of food as well as Christmas and Thanksgiving meals are served.

Cherry Hill Food Council
Address is 2432 Brace Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Phone: 856-428-0300

Bethany Baptist Church
1115 E Gibbsboro Rd
Lindenwold, NJ
Telephone - (856) 784-2220
A box of food lasting a few days as well as personal hygiene items, such as soap and shampoo, may be provided by the charity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cathedral Kitchen
Address is 1514 Federal St
Camden, New Jersey 08105
(856) 964-6771
Free hot meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) are offered along with free bags of groceries. Dry and canned goods, fruits, milk, and more.

Evangelism Today Christian Center
1658 Mt Ephraim Ave
Camden, NJ 08104

Your Food Shelf
Address is - 1500 Federal St
Camden, New Jersey, 08105
Dial - (856) 365 - 6475

Additional free food programs in Camden County New Jersey

For the locations of additional food pantries near you, or referrals to charity and government benefits, dial (215) 339-0900 or 856.662.4884. Staff will refer the Camden County families to everything from applications to free school lunches or weekend backpack programs for students to pantries to call upon in a crisis.

Note many of the hunger prevention programs are operated by partner organizations in Philly, including Feeding America Camden hunger prevention services. Or learn about free baby formula, WIC vouchers, and other goods struggling Camden NJ residents.

By Jon McNamara

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