Free food pantries in Morris County New Jersey.

Low income and needy families in Morris County who lack the resource to buy food on their own can contact a local church, pantry, or food bank for help. While each center will have their own conditions that need to be met, in general assistance is available for people of all backgrounds. For example, a free food pantry can help pregnant women, single persons with no children, disabled, senior citizens, and even married couples with no children. All of this will be determined by the eligibility requirements that are set by the Morris County center.

They also tend to provide emergency assistance. Food banks and pantries are available for those in need, regardless of their religion, background, and personal situation. Each center will do their best to help everyone who needs it, and not turn anyone away. Free perishable items such as fruits or vegetables may be offered along with canned goods, emergency food boxes, and frozen foods.

In addition, many of the Morris County New Jersey centers provide additional aid. For example, some locations offer Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter food baskets. Others also offer clothes, hygiene supplies, and run free soup kitchens for a quick meal. Some pantries offer more special items such as baby food and formula. Social workers can usually help people apply for programs including food stamps, and other programs such as LIHEAP or on-going ESL classes may be available.

Abiding Peace Lutheran Church
Address 305 - 311 Route 46
Budd Lake, New Jersey, 07828
Phone (973) 691-9393
Administers a food pantry for people who can’t afford to buy basic items.

Town of Boonton
Address is 100 Washington St.
Boonton, NJ, 07005
General Assistance can include food, clothing, and emergency financial help. The town workers can also help the poor and needy apply for government aid in New Jersey, including SNAP food stamps or WIC vouchers.





Bethlehem Church
758 Route 10 W
Randolph, New Jersey, 07869
Dial (973) 366-3434

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
150 Commerce Rd
Cedar Grove, NJ, 07009
Provides needy with vegetarian food (canned and dry) and basic daily necessities for free, based on family size and income.

Butler United Methodist Church, Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
Food pantry address is 5 Bartholdi Ave, Butler, NJ, 07405
(973) 838-2026
The faith based charity has canned groceries, fruits, household cleaning supplies, free diapers for new moms in Morris County and much more.

Township of Denville Department of Social Services
1 St Mary's Pl
Denville, New Jersey, 07834
A food pantry is open, and also offers social services and public aid such as food stamps and WIC. Meals on Wheels can also be arranged for homebound residents.

First Presbyterian Church of Boonton
513 Birch St, Boonton, NJ, 07005
Main phone number (973) 334-3535 for intake

First Presbyterian Church of Whippany
Address is 494 Route 10
Whippany, NJ, 07981
Dial (973) 887-2197
Food items provided are mostly nonperishable food staples.

Abundant Life Worship Center
Location is 43 South Jefferson Rd.
Whippany, NJ
Main number is (973) 463-9455
Groceries, canned goods, hot meals from a monthly soup kitchen, and other assistance is given. There may also be blankets for the homeless.




First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains
Address: 529 Newark Pompton Tpke
Pompton Plains
Telephone number is (973) 835-1144
Offers free or low cost non-perishable food and groceries to Pequannock Township New Jersey residents. Applicants will need to be referred by a local hospital, mental health center, Pequannock Township Public Health Nurse, or a church.

First United Methodist Church of Dover
Food bank is at 41 E Blackwell St.
Dover, NJ, 07801
Main phone (973) 366-1804
Holiday meals, including at Thanksgiving and Christmas, are offered in addition to the free food pantry. Clients range from the homeless to elderly.

Focus America
Convent Station, New Jersey, 07961
Offers food, school supplies and clothing to underserved and low income families in Morris County NJ.

Grace United Methodist Church
Location - 98 N Sussex St.
Dover, NJ, 07801
Phone (973) 366-3681
Free food pantry is available, and also Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter food baskets are distributed.

Holy Family Church
Location is Lloyd Ave, Florham Park, NJ, 07932
Dial (973) 377-1817 for an appointment.

Holy Spirit Church
Address is 318 Newark Pompton Tpke, Pequannock, NJ, 07440
May be able to deliver food or meals to the homebound.

Hope House/Catholic Charities
Address is 19-21 Belmont Ave
Dover, New Jersey, 07802
(973) 361-7443
Only supports HIV/AIDs patients. Clothing, housing, food, information on medical care, and other assistance is arranged.

Hurdtown United Methodist Church
Lake Hopatcong, NJ, 07849
Milk, bread, and non-perishable items are offered. The church also provides Christmas food baskets and meals.





Interfaith Food Pantry
2 Executive Dr.
MORRIS PLAINS, New Jersey, 07950
Call 973-538-8049
Provides the needy with a supplemental food source. Food items available include bread and non-perishable items. Bags can also include special requests, such as baby food or formula.

Interfaith Church at Speedwell
Address: 190 Speedwell Ave.
Morristown, NJ
Call (973) 538-8049 for hours.
A clothing closet and emergency food bank are on site.

Jacksonville Chapel
264 Jacksonville Rd
Lincoln Park, NJ, 07035
(973) 334-6657

Borough of Lincoln Park
Food pantry address is 34 Chapel Hill Rd
Lincoln Park, NJ, 07035
For hours of the food bank, dial (973) 694-3519
Needy residents can get rice, cereal, paper products, milk, and more.

Long Valley Presbyterian Church
Address: 39 Bartley Rd
Long Valley, NJ, 07853
Call (908) 876-3471 for hours of food distribution.

Market Street Mission, Angel Food Ministry
9 Market St.
Morristown, New Jersey, 07960
Phone (973) 538-0431
Discounted boxes of groceries are sold to the general public. The contents can be both fresh and/or canned food.

Township of Mount Olive
204 Flanders Drakestown Rd
Budd Lake, NJ, 07828
Telephone (973) 347-1386
Emergency food pantry

Parsippany Christian Church
205 Vail Rd, Parsippany, NJ, 07054
(973) 335-7176

Our Lady of Mercy Church
Church address 9 Parsippany Rd
Whippany, New Jersey, 07981
Call (973) 887-0050 for access to the food pantry.

Rockaway Food Closet
35 Church St.
Rockaway, NJ, 07866
Referrals made through local schools, churches, and welfare agencies to the food pantry.

Township of Roxbury
72 Eyland Ave
Succasunna, New Jersey, 07876
Public assistance, such as Veteran's Benefits and food stamps is available for those disabled, temporarily disabled, or unemployed.





Morristown Corps Salvation Army
Location 95 Spring St.
Morristown, NJ, 07960
Food pantry, clothing closet, shelter, and emergency financial assistance for rent, heating, and other needs. Christmas meals, toys, and furniture may also be given to qualified low income families, immigrants, and the working poor in Morris County. More on Salvation Army in Morris County.

St. Anthony's Church
65 Bartholdi Ave
Butler, New Jersey, 07405
(973) 838-0031

St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church
Address of pantry is 179 So. Hillside Ave
Succasunna, New Jersey, 07876
Phone (973) 927-1485

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
61 Main St, Flanders, NJ, 07836
(973) 927-1629
The general public can use the food pantry. Also a small number of holiday baskets and meals available on request.

St. Michael's Church Food Pantry
4 Church St.
Netcong, NJ, 07857
(732) 636-4310

Faith based Loaves & Fishes Community of Boonton
Address - 626 Lathrop Avenue
Boonton, New Jersey
Phone - (973) 335-8275
Get help in the form of diapers, baby formula, a box of groceries, or clothing for work too. Many assistance programs, including Meals on Wheels for seniors or the disabled, can be arranged.

St. Therese's Church, Roxbury Clergy Council
Food pantry address is 7 Hunter St.
Succasunna, NJ, 07876
Dial (973) 584-9133

Stanhope United Methodist Church
2 US Hwy 183
Netcong, NJ, 07857
Dial (973) 347-0247

Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church
Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, 07849
Primary telephone (973) 663-0211
Free food bank provides emergency groceries and food to needy residents of the area.

Dover Trinity Lutheran Church, Faith Kitchen
Address - 123 E Blackwell St
Dover, NJ, 07801
Dial (973) 366-2821
Soup kitchen and pantry offer meals, bags of groceries on request, and more.

Table Of Hope - Soup Kitchen
Main address 59 Spring Street
Morristown, NJ
Main number is (973) 267-8912
Lunch, dinner, and breakfast may be served to the hungry. Holiday meals and referrals are also given to shelters and other social services.





Wharton United Community Church
20 Church St
Wharton, New Jersey, 07885
Main number - (973) 366-8140
Fruits, vegetables, pasta, and other supplies are available at the pantry.

Zion Lutheran Church, Long Valley food pantry
11 Schooley's Mountain Rd
Long Valley, New Jersey, 07853
Dial (908) 876-3547 for an appointment.

Many other food assistance programs are available across Morris County New Jersey. Dial 908-355-3663. Learn about holiday assistance, local food pantries, and other emergency help.


By Jon McNamara

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