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Hunterdon County food pantries.

Individuals and families in need of free, or low cost groceries, can get help from a food bank. There are several charities, non-profits, and even government benefit programs in Hunterdon County that focus on fighting hunger. The food pantries often serve as a safety net for people in an emergency.

The Hunterdon County food banks as well as soup kitchens rely on donations. Their is fresh and canned food, cleaning supplies and more that comes from people at local churches, restaurants, or even stores like Wal-Mart. These items are then packaged and given to the general public.

For long term assistance in the region, referrals are provided to SNAP food stamps as well. This is the primary government benefit for families living in poverty, and an EBT card will be issued to help them pay for future nutritional needs.

Flemington Food Pantry
Address is 150 Rte 31
Flemington, New Jersey 08822
For information, dial (908) 788-5568
Individuals and families in need from Hunterdon County.

Frenchtown Food bank
Address is 20 Fourth St
Frenchtown, NJ 08825
Telephone: (908) 996-2227
The non-profit only assists income qualified families from the Frenchtown borough. Fresh fruit, vegetables, canned meat, dairy, and many other goods may be passed out.

Hunterdon County Division of Social Services
Address is 8 Gauntt Pl
Flemington, New Jersey 08822
Intake number is (908) 788-1253
Programs include Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, and free school lunches. This center runs the government benefit services, even including Medicaid and LIHEAP among others.




Dr. Orlie Pell Fund
Location: 6 Gauntt Pl
Flemington, NJ 08822
(908) 788-1300
Any struggling family that has no other resources available to them can apply for the safety net emergency program. Hunterdon County residents can be given clothing, utility help, free food, baby formula, medications, and other support.

Saint Ann's Church
32 Main St
Hampton, NJ 08827
Telephone number - (908) 537-2221

Jewish Family Service of Hunterdon Counties
150-A W High St
Somerville, New Jersey 08876
For hours, call (908) 725-7799
The non-profit runs an emergency kosher food pantry.

Open Cupboard Food Pantry and Thrift Shop
Main address: 37 Old Hwy 22
Clinton, NJ 08829
(908) 730-7320
Appointments are needed. There may be free bags of groceries with milk, fish, eggs, cheese, and more. Also, the pantry may have diapers or baby formula, clothing for work or school, Christmas meals and gifts for kids, and other basic necessities.

Hunterdon County Salvation Army
40 E Main St
Flemington, New Jersey 08822
Phone number: (908) 237-9008
Financial aid is combined with a free food bank and clothing closet. They also offer Angel Tree Christmas assistance, school supplies, applications to benefits, and other social services.




Readington Township
509 Rt 523
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey 08889
Call (908) 534-0974
Only families from the town can get help. Services include Meals on Wheels for the elderly, Thanksgiving, Easter, and Christmas meals or gift programs, and gift cards. Churches also help the homebound and disabled and donate to the pantry.

For referrals to other Hunterdon County food banks or soup kitchens, dial 908.355.3663. Or residents can learn about Meals on Wheels, USDA Commodity programs such as TEFAP, and other hunger prevention resources.

By Jon McNamara

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