latest nhpb_banner 1__compressed2



Help Near Me

Immediate Financial Assistance

Rental Assistance

Free Food Pantries

Utility Bill Help

Free Stuff

Work From Home Jobs

Public and Government Assistance

Disability Benefits

Section 8 Housing and Apartments

Senior Help

Free Money

Free Grants

Free Clothes

Charity Assistance

Church Assistance

Community Action Agency

Free Job Training

Help with Medical Bills

Free Healthcare

Free Dental Clinics

Car Payment Assistance

Debt Relief

How to Save Money

Search the Website

Free food pantries in Middlesex County New Jersey.

A number of free food pantries, soup kitchens as well as charities in Middlesex County New Jersey can provide free groceries as well as other assistance to local residents. They also help the community by serving meals or offering applications to SNAP and government benefits. A number of food pantries also serve free hot meals, including at Christmas or Thanksgiving, from soup kitchens on site. Find locations of free food pantries in Middlesex County NJ near you below as well as a referral number at the bottom of the page.

Many charities pass out free bags of groceries to low income families in the region as well. Or they serve free Thanksgiving dinners (with Turkeys), Christmas meals, and give food at Easter. Below is information on the local food banks to call for help, including their phone numbers and addresses. Many of the pantries do have limited hours, or certain conditions that need to be met by applicants, so you may want to call in advance.

A large number of Middlesex County area food banks operate in churches or community centers. Therefore in addition to providing meals, groceries, and free or low cost food in an emergency, these locations can often help with other needs, such as clothing or baby supplies. Each charity in the county offers their own unique services. Most centers also have volunteers or case managers on site who can refer the low income to government assistance programs, such as WIC, TANF food stamps, or financial programs like LIHEAP or homeless prevention/rent help.

Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church
Address: 3-5 Kirkpatrick St.
New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901
Telephone number - (732) 545 - 2673

First Presbyterian Church of Iselin
Location is 1295 Oaktree Rd
Iselin, New Jersey, 08830
Dial - (732) 283 – 1188
Call the church for information on food distribution hours. Meals are offered too.




First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen
Address is 270 Woodbridge Ave
Metuchen, NJ, 08840
Dial the church at (732) 549 - 5101
The charity may serve free holiday meals, including at Christmas, or pass out boxes of groceries to families living in poverty.

456 New Market Rd
Piscataway, New Jersey, 08854
(732) 356 – 0081
This charity organization has a food pantry on site that offers meals, perishable items, commodities, and other aid. The social services available from the Middlesex County charity can help the needy and low income in the community by not only offering emergency food, but also by getting them on the path to stability.

George J. Bush Center for Human Services, Old Bridge Food Bank
Location is 1 Old Bridge Plz
Old Bridge, New Jersey, 08857
(732) 721 – 5600
Various social services are administered by this charity organization for the low income and needy in the community. Call for access to food banks, referrals to government programs, information on local charities, and much more.

Highland Park Community Food Pantry
Food pantry address - 220 S 6th Ave
Highland Park, NJ, 08904
(732) 819 – 0052
Meals, perishable items, holiday aid, and other supplies offered.





Jewish Family & Vocational Service of Middlesex County
32 Ford Ave 2nd Floor
Milltown, NJ, 08850
(732) 777 - 1940
The non-profit will offer everything from emergency food to meals for the homebound. The center helps people of all faith and religions, with one focus being on feeding senior citizens. There are other resources available, and find how to get help from Jewish Services.

Alliance Center for Independence
629 Amboy Ave
Edison, New Jersey 08837
Phone - (732) 738-4388
The pantry helps low income, disabled individuals and families with disabilities. The non-profit may have free canned goods, soup, pasta, and other supplies such as shampoo or toothpaste. A limited delivery service is available too.

First Presbyterian Church of Avenel
621 E Woodbridge Ave
Avenel, New Jersey 07001
Call - (732) 634-1631

Cathedral Community Development Corporation (CCDC)
282 McClellan St
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Main phone - (732) 826-0447
The charity is part of a Middlesex County coalition that has clothes, food, referrals to the WECARE card pantry network, and more.

Monroe Township Office on Aging and Senior Center
One Municipal Plz
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
(732) 521-6111
They only help the elderly, disabled, or spuses. Find other programs that help senior citizens.

Christ Church Episcopal
5 Paterson St
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
Phone: (732) 545-6262
Social services including a food pantry may have fruits, vegetables, dairy, and other items are distributed in Middlesex County New Jersey.





James O Bryant
Location - 6 Ethel Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: (732) 985-4384
Basic frozen or fresh foods, meat, dairy, ensure for seniors, and more is available to families in poverty that are on WIC or SNAP.

Lazarus Project
Address of office - 7476 Washington St.
South River, New Jersey, 08882
Call - (732) 254 - 0066
Programs include Meals on Wheels, applications to USDA commodity programs, and personal hygiene items.

Metro Park Assembly of God
48 Berkeley Blvd
Iselin, NJ, 08830
Call (732) 283 – 3440 for hours of food distribution.

Middlesex County Economic Opportunities Corporation
Main office - 1215 Livingston Ave
North Brunswick, NJ, 08902
(732) 324 – 1580
The main community action agency for Middlesex County New Jersey. Various social programs are offered, in addition to counseling and case management. Find free food, public assistance like food stamps, clothing pantry, help with bills and debts, and career counseling services.

North Brunswick Food Bank
Food bank location - 710 Hermann Rd
North Brunswick, NJ, 08902
(732) 247 - 0922
The non-profit may have baby formula, free boxes of food, and holiday or Christmas food baskets.

Our Lady of Fatima Church
Location of church is 380 Smith St.
Perth Amboy, New Jersey, 08861
Call - (732) 442 - 6634

Plainsboro Municipal Welfare Department
641 Plainsboro Rd
Plainsboro, NJ, 08536
(609) 799 – 2333
As name indicates, many low income and government assistance programs are run. Learn about various Middlesex County public aid programs, as well as those offered at the state and federal level. They range from WIC vouchers which can pay for baby formula for single moms to applications to USDA free school lunches.

Middlesex NJ Salvation Army
Location is 433 State St.
Perth Amboy, New Jersey, 08861
Phone number - (732) 826 - 7040
Resources provided include shelter, hot and cold meals, food pantry, and referrals. A Christmas program can provide the low income with gifts for their children and holiday meals. May also have baby formula, diapers, a clothing closet, and thrift store. Locate more New Jersey Salvation Army centers.







Sayreville Care & Share Food Bank
Address - 423 Main St.
Sayreville, NJ, 08872
(732) 651 - 6902
Clients, including senior citizens and the disabled, can enroll into Meals on Wheels or be given a free box of food, such a soup, meat, or cereal.

South Brunswick Social Services Department
540 Ridge Rd
Monmouth Junction, NJ, 08852
(732) 329 – 4000
Another government agency. Programs for the low income, disadvantaged, and others in the community. Also apply for WIC and SNAP food stamps.

South Plainfield Social Services
Office - 2480 Plainfield Ave
South Plainfield, New Jersey, 07080
Primary number - (908) 226 - 7625
Whether it is surplus USDA commodities, or an immigrant looking for a referral to a local Middlesex County food pantry, programs are available.

South River Food Bank
55 Reid St.
South River, New Jersey, 08882
Phone number - (732) 238 - 3020

St. Cecelia's Food Pantry
Food pantry address is 45 Wilus Way
Iselin, NJ, 08830
Call - (732) 283 - 0150
Call to apply. There are also holiday food baskets that have the topping a Middlesex County family needs for Thanksgiving or Christmas meals.

St. James Episcopal Church
2136 Woodbridge Ave
Edison, NJ, 08817
(732) 985 - 2023
A free pantry helps low income and working poor families. Other aid ranges from Senior Brown Bag program to applications for Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).

St. James R.C. Church - Emergency Food Pantry
174 Grove St.
Woodbridge, NJ, 07095
(732) 636 – 4310
Offers free groceries, food, perishable items, and more to people in a crisis. Can provide Thanksgiving and Christmas meals too.





St. Mary's R.C. Church of South Amboy
256 Augusta St.
South Amboy, New Jersey, 08879
Phone number - (732) 721 - 7418

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Dial - 445 Old Post Rd
Edison, NJ, 08817
Telephone number - (732) 287 - 0888
Volunteers serve Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving meals as well as pass out groceries from the pantry.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
505 Main St.
Spotswood, NJ, 08884
(732) 967 - 4883
One of the numerous churches in the region that will assist residents regardless of their religion. Hot meals, shelter, fresh fruits, and assistance with basic needs can be provided.

Suydam St. Reformed Church
Address is 74 Drift St.
New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901
Telephone number - (732) 249 - 6803

Trinity Episcopal Church
Location is 650 Rahway Ave
Woodbridge, New Jersey, 07095
Call the church at (732) 634 – 7422 for hours.
Whether it is household cleaning supplies or a box of non-perishable food, the church may assist.

Community Church Fixer of Hearts
Location is 1210 Cozzens Ln
New Brunswick, NJ 08902
(732) 297-2792
Both non-perishable and free perishable items, such as fruit and produce, are offered.

Ebenezer Baptist Church
Soup kitchen is at 126 Lee Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: (732) 247-2459
Free hot meals, food, groceries, and more. They help the poor, homeless, and low income in Middlesex County NJ. Holiday meals as well as summer snacks are served to kids too.

Hands of Hope for the Community
2136 Woodbridge Ave
Edison, NJ 08817
Call the soup kitchen - food bank at (732) 236-3330
Free holiday meals are for very low income families, children, and the homeless among others.

Community Presbyterian Church
75 Glenville Rd
Edison, New Jersey 08817
(732) 287-1666
A few bags of groceries may be provided in the immediate area, including to children and they have snacks for students during the summer.

Second Reformed Church of New Brunswick
100 College Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 545-1019
Five Loaves Food Pantry may have beans, rice, pasta, and more based on a point system.







Conklin United Methodist Church
Location is 82 Main St
South River, NJ 08882
(732) 254-5062
Baby formula, items for senior citizens, household items, and a pantry are on site.

Elijah's Promise Soup Kitchen
Address is 18 Neilson St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Main phone - (732) 545-9002
Free, hot meals are served. They also offer basic health services, referrals to public aid, applications to SNAP, and more. They also run the Bag Lunch Program as well as Fresh is Best program.

More free food and hot meals in Middlesex County near you

To find additional food pantries or hunger prevention programs in Middlesex County New Jersey dial 908-355-3663. Food, groceries, and meals can be provided to low income families, children, seniors, the unemployed and others who are struggling in the region. Or get help with applying for SNAP food stamps, Meals on Wheels, or other benefits.


By Jon McNamara

Contact NeedHelpPayingBills


















Contact Us

About Us

Financial Literacy Blog

Privacy policy

Visit Facebook page

Search Site