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Free food pantries and groceries Gloucester County New Jersey.

Find how to get assistance from food pantries as well as soup kitchens near you in Gloucester County New Jersey, Several charities, churches, non-profit organizations and government programs operate in the region. They try to provide emergency food boxes, groceries, and meals to those who need help. Thousands of senior citizens, children, and low income families receive food assistance from the Gloucester pantries.

While not as common, some of the organizations administer other programs as well. Find a phone number at the bottom of the page for more resources. This can include social services, holiday assistance, clothing closets, and maybe funds for paying bills or housing costs. However their focus is on offering the needy with low cost (or free) yet high quality food items, including canned goods and perishable food. If a local food center or bank can’t meet your needs, they can often refer people to other Gloucester County programs, or help people apply for food stamps.

Apostles Lutheran Church
4401 Black Horse Pk Route 42, Turnersville, New Jersey, 08012
(856) 629 - 4228
The church offers emergency food, household items, and clothing, including shoes.

Catholic Charities of Gloucester County
1150 Delsea Dr Suite 1, Westville, NJ, 08093
(856) 845 - 9200
Various social services are offered, including food. Some limited financial help for bills, rent, and other basic needs and expenses is offered too. Holiday, including Thanksgiving and Christmas, food baskets and toys are offered as seasonal aid. There are several other churches and locations to stop by. They include:

  • Church of the Nativity, 2677 Delsea Dr, Franklinville, NJ, 08332
  • 2677 Delsea Dr, Franklinville, New Jersey, 08332, (856) 694 - 2349. The centers only offers emergency food and groceries for Franklinville residents.

Incarnation Church
234 Shadow Place
Mantua Township NJ
Phone number - (856) 468 - 1314
Works with St. Vincent de Paul Society




Cecil Deliverance Tabernacle
Address of food bank is 1110 Cole's Mill Rd
Williamstown, New Jersey, 08094
Dial (856) 629 - 9818
Gloucester County residents can use the services of this community based food pantry.

Center for Family Services
Address: PO Box 1004
Williamstown, NJ, 08094
Call for information and referrals. - (800) 355 - 0660

Clayton Borough Hall
125 N Delsea Dr, Clayton, NJ, 08312

Clomwell United Methodist Church
Location - 516 W Broad St, Gibbstown, NJ, 08027
Call (856) 423-1196
Offers emergency food in partnership with the Paulsboro/Gibbstown Food Bank

Colonial Manor Methodist Church
1312 Tatum St, Woodbury, NJ, 08096
(856) 845-5926
Works with the Woodbury Ministerium Food Bank.

Compassionate Counseling Ministries - Choices of the Heart A Women’s Resource Center
PO Box 433, Clayton, New Jersey, 08312

First Baptist Church of Clayton Food Pantry
Location of the center is 110 S Delsea Dr.
Clayton, NJ, 08312
Call for hours (856) 881 - 5454

First Baptist Church of Pitman
Food pantry address - 30 N Broadway
Pitman, NJ, 08071
Call (856) 589 - 2266





Gloucester County Division of Health, Senior and Disability Services
115 Budd Blvd
West Deptford, NJ, 08096
(856) 218-4101
The county office provides information and food assistance to aid residents of Gloucester County 60 years of age or older. Programs include food stamps, meals on wheels, and other elderly assistance.

Greater Woodbury Cooperative Ministries
Address is 330 E. Barber Avenue
Woodbury, NJ 08096
the phone number is (856) 848-8975
The hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-11:00 AM. There is a free food pantry as well as soup kitchen for the low income.

Samaritan Center in Glassboro
123 E High St
Glassboro, NJ, 08028
An application and assessment process is in place, and needs to be met by anyone seeking food, groceries, or perishable items.

Kemble Memorial United Methodist Church
Address is 19 S Broad St
Woodbury, NJ, 08096
(856) 845-1627
Provides food to locals only. Funding may be offered for food or emergency bills. Canned goods, holiday assistance, and other aid may be offered, including daycare.

King's Things
402 Kings Hwy
Swedesboro, New Jersey, 08085
Call (856) 467-1796
Food pantry and a thrift store.

Living Waters Community Center
274 Delsea Dr.
Sewell, NJ, 08080
Call (856) 589-3900 for hours
Runs a food pantry for persons from Gloucester County in need. May have emergency clothing or baby supplies. Fresh foods, canned goods, fruits, vegetables, and breads may be offered to the low income and working poor.

New Brooklyn United Methodist
Address of food bank is 1336 E Malaga Rd
Williamstown, NJ, 08094
(856) 629-8353

Paulsboro Community Development Center
1540 Swedesboro Ave
Paulsboro, New Jersey, 08066
Main number is (856) 224-1401

Pfeiffer Community Center
301 Bluebell Rd
Williamstown, NJ, 08094
(856) 728-9840
Provides hot lunches to seniors.

Pitman Church of Christ
Address: 115 E Holley Ave, Sewell, NJ, 08080
(856) 589-1500
Offers food on a one time basis. No long term assistance is provided.





Salvation Army Gloucester County
125 N Delsea Dr
Clayton, New Jersey, 08312
(856) 696-5050
Offers emergency assistance, food pantry, household goods, and maybe limited financial help for medications, rent, or heating bills. Free meals may be provided at the holidays, as well as senior assistance.

St. Matthews Baptist Church
PO Box 817
Williamstown, NJ, 08094

Additional free food programs in Gloucester County

To find other centers in the Gloucester County region, dial 908.355.3663. The list above is only a sampling of food pantries in the region.

By Jon McNamara

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