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Free food pantries and groceries Hudson County New Jersey.

Find how to get free food, meals, personal toiletries and more in Jersey City and Hudson County. Locate free food banks, soup kitchens and grocery programs from free emergency food pantries. A number of non-profit centers in the region provide assistance to individuals who are considered low income or who lack resources to purchase groceries or meals on their own. The free Hudson County food pantries near you (listed below) partner together to prevent hunger in the county. Also find a phone number at the bottom of the page for more resources.

Get help in the form of free food giveaways in the Jersey City area. Or locate non-perishable items that can help low-income families, immigrants, or the working poor with meeting their nutritional needs. There are also free Meals on Wheels services, emergency food stamp programs as well as other resources. The programs offered are various, and they include, among other things, the distribution of canned items. Free pantries may also have perishable food such as dairy, meats or baby formula or free holiday meals. Read more on emergency food stamps.

Many of the Hudson County New Jersey centers are also thrift shops or clothing closets. In either care, they offer case management to clients. This is in addition to the free food, groceries, and meals that are given away today or other days of the week. So the resources administered are extensive, as the pantries provide low income and needy individuals with services that focus on concrete financial and food assistance. They also offer counseling to address barriers to self-sufficiency.

Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF)
Location - 555 Kennedy Blvd.
Bayonne, New Jersey, 07002
Phone number - (201) 437 - 7222
Whether it is free canned or perishable food, or information on free baby formula for WIC or SNAP food stamp applications, assistance is offered. The low income, unemployed and struggling in Hudson County can get help with food, employment, housing, and more. The elderly and disabled can get help from Meals on Wheels too.




Jerusalem Baptist Church
106-8 Atlantic Street, Jersey City, NJ. Call (973) 951-5765.

St. John's Lutheran Church Food Pantry
A food pantry is at 155 North Street, Jersey City, New Jersey. Dial 201-214-5300 or 201-798-0540
Canned and fresh food, paper products, soap or detergent and other housing hold and nutritional programs are offered.

Salvation Army Corps and Family Services in Hudson County
Runs a number of social services. Some of them include a thrift store for clothing and household products, food pantry, Christmas and Thanksgiving meals, and holiday gifts for children. The Salvation Army helps the low income, immigrants or the poor, and others. Free food boxes, weekly giveaway of groceries, Christmas or Thanksgiving meals and other support is offered. Case workers also help Hundson County families apply for food stamps or give kids and students summer or holiday snacks.

  • Salvation Army, Jersey City Corps has a free food pantry and social services at 562 Bergen Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07304. Phone number: (201) 435 – 7355.
  • Kearny Corps Salvation Army - 443 Chestnut St., Kearny, NJ, 07032. Dial (201) 991 – 1115 for help and to speak to a case manager.
  • A number of other Salvation Army locations are located across Hudson County and New Jersey. The other local NJ centers may also give out free meals, groceries, hygiene supplies or other goods. Find more New Jersey Salvation Army assistance programs.

St. Joseph's Food Pantry
Free food, groceries ansd meals are offered from 1309 Central Ave., Union City, NJ. Call the pantry at 201-865-2325

1st Presbyterian Church Of Arlington
663 Kearny Avenue, Kearny, NJ. Telephone - (201) 991-3513
The free, emergency food bank has many items, based on donations. Get Dried Beans, baby formula, cereal, Ensure or Similac, and other goods.





Mt. Sinai Gospel Church
Address of the Hudson County food bank and soup kitchen is at 27-53 Prescott Street, Jersey City, NJ. Dial (201) 954-1806

Catholic Charities in Hudson County
The faith based charity, and its partner churches, offer many programs. Among them include free food and personal or household goods, such as soap, toilet paper, feminine goods and more. There is a free food pantry along with soup kitchen, bags of groceries given away and more. There may also be fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy products or milk and other goods. Continue with Catholic Charities food assistance programs Hudson County.

The Cityline Church
Address - 1510 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ. Call (201) 332-0970
Whether homeless, or needing a short term box of food, ingredients, or household supplies, the church has a free food pantry and soup kitchen. There may be paper products, shelf-stable foods, water, juices, meat, bread and many other items.

Old Bergen Church
The church/volunteer run pantry is at 1 Highland Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey. Main number is (201) 915-0788

Assumption & All Saints Church
344 Pacific Avenue, Jersey City NJ 07304. Dial (201) 333-8643
Low income families, individuals, refugees/immigrants and others can get help from the church. Whether it is a free box of groceries, counseling, basic needs like clothes or hygiene supplies, the Saints Church help. Get meat (frozen or canned), meat, snacks, bread, toiletries, laundry detergent and more.

Glorious Blessed Assurance Church
Main food bank and soup kitchen - 100 Ocean Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305. Telephone: (732) 668-1069

Hoboken SDA Church
Location - 901 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030. Intake number is (201) 471-7129
Assistance is given as well in Hudson County, including free food boxes or a bag of groceries. There are aslo summer snacks for kids, holiday meals, and other resources.

Casa De Oraoon Puerta Del Oelo
393 Broadway Bayonne, New Jersey 07002. Main phone - (201) 437-0197
Get free food, fruits, vegetables, Ensure or vitamins for the elderly and more. The charity has a food pantry and soup kitchen that serves free hot meals, breakfast, and dinners. Or bag lunches and others goods, with applications in Spanish as well. The food and groceries are also culturally focused.





St. John's Lutheran Church
The Food Pantry is located at 155 North Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07307. Dial (201) 589-1781

Damascus Christian Church
A free food bank and pantry is at 114-120 Logan Avenue, Jersey Cit, New Jersey 07306. Dial (201) 213-3088
Get everything from free infant formula to government assistance programs and food resources. There may be items such as pasta, canned meat, dairy, vitamins and other goods. Or low income, unemployed and struggling Hudson County families can also get soap, hygiene goods and other free goods.

Maranatha Spanish SDA Church
This charity also supports Hudson County from 1010 Kennedy Boulevard, Union City NJ 07087. For hours and details, dial (201) 601-2630

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
85 Wayne Street, Jersey City, NJ. Dial (201) 898-2350
Get, and find Shelf Stable or Dry Milk, Canned Tuna / Fish, surplus USDA Commodities such as cheese, fresh produce, and more. Some other household goods, like toilet paper or detergent may be offered too.

Nazareth Baptist Church
Location is 5800 Palisades Avenue, West New York ,New Jersey NJ. Phone - (201) 442-9139 or dial (201) 295-0082

Good News Bible Mission
A charity run free pantry is at 32 Dales Ave, Jersey City, NJ. Telephone - (201) 451-3012
A charity for the elderly, poor, disabled and even single moms. Get free food, clothes, gift cards and other goods. There may also be diapers, baby supplies or formula, Senior Brown Bags and other goods.

739 Bergen Ave
Jersey City, NJ, 07306
Dial (201) 432 – 2824
Distributes food boxes, counseling, groceries, and aid to people who are struggling in Hudson County New Jersey. There may also be personal toiletries, free baby formula, and other goods to help feed adults, children, and the low-income.







Christ Hospital
Location is 176 Palisade Ave
Jersey City, New Jersey, 07306
(201) 795 – 8439
A food pantry is on site too.

184 Hobart Ave
Bayonne, New Jersey, 07002
Main number - (201) 858 – 4656
Distributes government surplus food and commodities to the low income, seniors, and disabled. Perishable food, such as fruits and vegetables, can help families and individuals who are faced with a crisis situation.

Let's Celebrate
Main address - 48 Fairview Ave Suite 46
Jersey City, NJ, 07304
Phone number - (201) 433 - 5438

North Hudson Community Action Corporation
5301 Broadway
West New York, New Jersey, 07093
(201) 866 – 9320
The Hudson County community action agency provides free food, meals, and groceries to the low income. In addition, they can help people apply for government assistance, public aid, and are a great place for referrals. For example, learn about rent assistance, programs for electric bills, and food stamps/WIC.

Palisades Emergency Residence Corp. (PERC Shelter)
108 36th St.
Union City, NJ, 07087
Call - (201) 348 - 8150
The shelter will also provide assistance to the homeless in Hudson County, ranging from a free hot meal to blankets or clothing.

Riverside Cares
Location of food pantry - 317 3rd St.
Jersey City, NJ, 07302
Phone number is (201) 798 - 0642

Town of Secaucus
1205 Paterson Plank Rd
Secaucus, NJ, 07094
Telephone: (201) 330 - 2016
The government office can provide referrals to pantries and soup kitchens. Social workers can also direct families to resources such as SNAP food stamps or other public aid.





Sharing Place
Food pantry address: 440 Hoboken City
Jersey City, New Jersey, 07306
Tele: (201) 963 – 5518
Has various low income programs in addition to groceries, meals, and a free food pantry. There are also free Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals or food baskets. This may be turkey dinners, desserts, deliveries to the elderly and other resources.

169 Monticello Av
Jersey City, New Jersey, 07306
Phone number - (201) 860 - 4030

Additional free food and meals in Hudson County near you

Other food programs are available as well in Hudson County, including free school lunches for children, Commodity Food as well as Meals on Wheels for seniors, and more. There are also other free food distribution sites, including pantries and charities that may be near you. For the locations of additional free emergency food banks, or information on other possible solutions, call 908-355-3663.


By Jon McNamara

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