Gloucester County NJ free holiday assistance.

Several charities and churches in Gloucester County New Jersey provide help during the holidays. Find free Christmas toys, clothes and presents as well as food boxes. There are also free turkey dinners and meals served at Thanksgiving, as the goal is to ensure all families (whether low income or just in a crisis) have free gifts and food during the holidays.

There are really 3 main services in the area. They include:

-Toys for Tots, which is a USMC reserve Christmas toy program.
-Adopt a Family and Angel Tree from the Salvation Army in Gloucester County NJ, and this gives out clothes, free Christmas gifts, presents, and even food to the entire family.
-Holiday Gift Giving and Tree, which is run by the Center for Family Services as well as St. Vincent.

But there are other ways to get help too. They include frozen holiday meals for senior citizens from Meals on Wheels, help from clothing closets or food pantries, small toys or Christmas stocking stuffers from local churches in Gloucester County NJ as well as much more. Apply early for any holiday assistance program, whether it is free gifts at Christmas or meals/dinners at Thanksgiving.

Incarnation Church Conference and the Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Address: 240 Main St
Mantua, NJ 08051
Dial the churches at (856) 468-1314
Assistance is offered as part of the Holiday Gift Giving program. There is free food at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. In addition, children, teenagers, and infants can be given free Christmas gifts, toys, and presents. St. Vincent churches only offer help to families in Mantua and Wenonah in Gloucester County.

Toys for Tots in Gloucester County New Jersey
Businesses, volunteers, and non-profits all participate. They collect new unwrapped toys and gifts from the community, and all are given for free to children from low income families. There may be games, books, shoes, clothing, tablets, phones, toy trucks, dolls for girls and more. Apply online at





Catholic Charities of Gloucester County
Main address is 1200 N. Delsea Dr.
Westville, NJ 08093
Telephone 856-845-9200
Multipole churches are part of the charity. They help the poor, low income, seniors and other celebrate the holidays. The charity will also try to deliver free hot meals to the elderly, disabled, or elderly at Christmas. Small gifts may be given out too.

Salvation Army
Location is 733 E Chestnut Ave
Vineland, New Jersey
Main number is 856-696-5050
Social Services offered – Angel Tree for toys or gifts. Financial aid for paying heating or utility bills, and a soup kitchen and food pantry serve Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. There may be winter clothes, shelter, gifts from Angel Tree given to children as well as immigrants and more. More details on Salvation Army Gloucester County assistance programs.

Center for Family Services Gloucester
Access Center - 1.877.922.2377
The program is known as the Holiday Giving Tree. The registration is free. Toys, food boxes, groceries, and other goods are given to the less fortunate.

By Jon McNamara

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