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Free food banks and groceries in Monmouth County NJ.

Find where to get emergency food, groceries, and meals in Monmouth County as well as Asbury Park New Jersey. Most of the services offered by the food pantries that may be near you (and are listed below) are offered for free, or at minimal cost, to people in the community who need help. Many of the free food banks also provide Meals on Wheels, pass out groceries daily including today, and operate Meals on Wheels for the elderly or disabled.

A comprehensive listing of churches, food banks, pantries, and other non-profit charity organizations in Monmouth County are below. Also get a phone number for more referrals at the bottom of the page. Many of the centers also provide residents with access to other assistance programs, such as clothing, case management, or Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and gifts.

Case workers at free food banks also tend to give referrals. For example, a Monmouth County food pantry may be able to refer an individual to programs to help with electric bills, rent, or other services, including food stamps and USDA government meals for your children.

Many resources are offered. Also apply for public aid like food stamps, summer meals, or WIC at the centers. They are a great resource to turn to if you need assistance with any basic needs, whether that is food, housing, or more.

Barn For The Poorest of The Poor
49 Kanes Lane
Middletown Township, NJ
Dial - (732) 671 - 4163

Bethel Community Development Corp Pantry
Location - 1001 Cookman Ave
Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712
Call - (732) 776 – 6068
Various social services are offered, in addition to distributing emergency free food and groceries. Learn about clothing closets, thrift stores, and more.

Bradley Food Pantry at  St James Episcopal Church
605 4th Ave.
Bradley Beach, NJ, 07720
(732) 775 - 0161




Calvary Baptist Church Pantry
600 13th Ave
Belmar, New Jersey, 07719
Call the church at (732) 681 – 0940 for information and hours of food distribution.

Cathedral Assembly By The Shore Pantry
1200 Grand Ave
Asbury Park, NJ, 07712
Main phone number - (732) 775 - 1696

Center In Asbury Park
Location is 806 3rd Ave
Asbury Park, NJ, 07712
Phone: (732) 774 - 3416

Community Outreach Group
96 King's Hwy
Middletown, New Jersey, 07748
Phone number - (732) 671 – 8775
Some of the resources offered in Monmouth County include a food pantry, Christmas and Thanksgiving meals and gifts, clothing, and household items. Also get information on various financial assistance programs that can help with bills, including SNAP food stamps, WIC and others. More on public assistance in New Jersey.

Eatontown Food Co-op Pantry
15 Meridian Rd
Eatontown, NJ 07724
Phone: (732) 610-8588
Free canned groceries, fresh fruits or vegetables, pasta and other items are offered. There are also free holiday food boxes, including for Christmas.

First Presbyterian Church of Manasquan Pantry
23 Taylor Ave # 1
Manasquan, NJ 08736
(732) 223 - 4115

West Belmar United Methodist Church
Main address is 1000 17th Avenue
West Belmar, NJ 07719
The free pantry hours are Tuesday and Thursday 10 to 12.

Food Bank of Monmouth
Food bank address - 3300 Route 66
Neptune, NJ, 07753
Call the food pantry at (732) 918 – 2600
Partners with local churches, charities, and non-profits. They give referrals to local programs. There are USDA summer meal programs, the backpack service for students and even help getting free Meals on Wheels home delivery in Monmouth County.

Salvation Army – Dial (732) 747 – 1626 for information. They offer some of the following services. Food pantry, thrift store, clothing closet, personal hygiene items, and rent and electric bill help. There are free Thanksgiving and Christmas meals in Monmouth County. Or get feminine products or hygiene supplies, soap, hand sanitizer and other goods. The client choice pantry may also have gift cards.

  • 180 Newman Springs Rd, Red Bank, NJ, 07701
  • 605 Asbury Ave, Asbury Park, NJ, 07712

Food Pantry-Atonement Lutheran Church
301 1st Ave
Asbury Park, New Jersey, 07712
Telephone number is (732) 776 - 5727





Freehold Area Open Door
39 Throckmorton St
Freehold, NJ, 07728
Telephone number - (732) 780 - 1089

Freehold Township
Food pantry location - 1 Municipal Plaza
Freehold, New Jersey, 07728
(732) 294 - 2048

St. Vincent De Paul Society of St. Joseph Church
376 Maple Pl
Keyport, NJ, 07735
(732) 290 – 1878 or dial (732) 264-0322)
A partnership of local Monmouth County churches. Call for hours and emergency food, meals, shelter, and other low income programs. The free food bank may have food pantry with dry and canned goods, paper products, and personal toiletries. Get formula, diapers, and even kitchen pots and pans or utensils.

Glad Tidings Pantry
4012 Asbury Ave.
Tinton Falls, NJ, 07753
Phone number - (732) 922 - 9189

God's Pantry
4041 Squankum Rd
Allenwood, NJ, 08720
Dial (732) 938 – 4353
Call for information on food, groceries, clothing, and more.

Greater Emmanuel of Howell Pantry
401 Drummond Ave
Neptune, New Jersey, 07753
Telephone: (732) 774 - 1963

Hope At Freehold Twp. Helping Other People Eat
1 Municipal Plaza
Freehold, NJ, 07728
(732) 462 - 7500

Hope Community Pantry
Pantry address: 23 Taylor Ave
Manasquan, NJ, 08736
(732) 223 - 4115

Howell Emergency Food Pantry
450 Adelphia Rd
Howell, New Jersey, 07731
(732) 938 – 2368
If facing a crisis, call or stop by for meals, free food, perishable items, and counseling. There may be cereal, free baby formula, and hygiene supplies like soap or detergent. Get pasta, rice, yogurt, nutrional items and even sign up for wellness workshops.

Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry
10 E Front St.
Keyport, NJ, 07735
(732) 888 - 1986

Kitchen At St. Mark's
247 Carr Av
Keansburg, NJ 07734
A free soup kitchen and food pantry. Phone: (732) 787-1075
There may be Cereal (Hot & Cold), perishable food, Oatmeal, Bread and more. Senior brown bag lunches are offered too.

Little Silver Food Pantry
Address of food pantry - 480 Prospect Ave
Little Silver, NJ, 07739
Dial (732) 842 - 2400

Lunch Break
121 Drs James Parker Blvd,
Red Bank, New Jersey, 07701
Phone - (732) 747 – 8577
Meals offered for those who are struggling.

Lutheran Church of Atonement Food Pantry
Address of pantry - 308 1st Ave
Asbury Park, New Jersey, 07712
Phone number - (732) 776 - 5727
A free client choice food pantry. Everyone from the disabled to single mothers or the elderly can get free boxes of groceries.

Lutheran Church of the Reformation
992 Broadway
West Long Branch, NJ, 07766
Dial (732) 229 - 9180

Mercy Center
1106 Main St.
Asbury Park, New Jersey, 07712
Telephone - (732) 774 – 9397
They only operate a food pantry. The non-profit will also refer clients to Asbury Park Social Services or Monmouth County Department of Social Services should additional assistance be required. Find more information on government food resources.





Open Door Freedhold Food Pantry
Address: 39 Throckmorton St
Freehold, NJ, 07728
(732) 780 - 1089

Presbyterian Church of Belmar Pantry
600 9th Ave
Belmar, New Jersey, 07719
Phone number - (732) 681 - 1255

Project Paul
Location - 211 Carr Ave
Keansburg, New Jersey, 07734
Phone number - (732) 787 - 4887

Reformation Food Pantry
Location is 992 Broadway
West Long Branch, NJ, 07764
Food pantry phone number - (732) 229 - 9180

Samaritan Center
211 Route 522,
Manalapan, New Jersey, 07726
(732) 446 - 1142
In addition to an emergency pantry with free groceries, staff can refer qualified low income Monmouth County families to SNAP food stamps and other public benefits.

Second Baptist Church Food Pantry
Address is 1 4th St.
Aberdeen, NJ, 07747
Telephone number - (732) 583 - 5340

Shore Christian Center
4041 Squankum Rd
Allenwood, New Jersey, 08720
Phone number - (732) 938 - 4353

St. Augustine's Lunch Pantry
Location is 155 Prospect Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ, 07712
Pantry phone number - (732) 774 - 3069

St. Benedict Pantry Social Ministry Office
165 Bethany Rd
Holmdel, NJ, 07733
Phone number - (732) 264 – 4713
Social services and programs are run. Also learn about and get help applying for programs such as food stamps and WIC.

St. Clement Church Food Pantry
Food pantry location - 172 Freneau Ave
Matawan, New Jersey, 07747
Phone number - (732) 566 - 3616

St. Brigid's Food Pantry & Thrift Shop
300 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ, 07740
Phone number - (732) 222 - 1411







St. Paul's United Methodist Church Food Pantry
80 Embury Ave
Ocean Grove, New Jersey, 07756
Telephone number - (732) 775 - 1125

St. Stephen Ame Zion Church Pantry
Address is 1115 Fordham Rd
Neptune, NJ, 07753
Dial (732) 774 - 4010

Trinity Episcopal Church Food Pantry
Address is 503 Asbury Ave
Asbury Park, NJ, 07712
Telephone number - (732) 775 - 5084

Triumphant Life Church
Asbury Park, NJ, 07712
Call the pantry at (732) 774-0303
The location may have clothing for the homeless, holiday meals, and offer other social services to the working poor.

United Fellowship Baptist Church Pantry
Address: 603 3rd Ave
Asbury Park, New Jersey, 07712
Phone number - (732) 775 - 2177

United Methodist Church of Highlands-Food Pantry
181 Bay Ave
Highlands, New Jersey, 07732
Phone number - (732) 872 - 1048

Find more free food programs in Monmouth County

There are many other hunger prevention programs. Call Feeding America at 732.918.2600 for additional free grocery or meal programs near you. Or get SNAP food stamp applications, surplus USDA commodities and find more Meals on Wheels delivery services.

By Jon McNamara

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