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Passaic County New Jersey free food pantries.

Passaic County New Jersey has several food pantries for needy families in the community.  Many may also provide other support to qualified families, such as free clothing, holiday meals, and information on government programs such as TANF food stamps.

When an individual or family stops by one of these pantries near them, they will need to meet any conditions that may be in place. Most centers will also provide a limited amount of food or groceries, such as enough for 10 days. The exact amount will depend on the applicant’s income and number of persons in the family. Most of the locations provide other programs too, such as clothing, Christmas and Thanksgiving meals, and personal hygiene products. Some of the Passaic County New Jersey centers may also have funds for paying bills and expenses such as rent and medical costs. Find locations of free food pantries and soup kitchens below, as well as a referral number at the bottom of the page.

In order to receive emergency or sustained feeding, applicants must be interviewed and meet conditions that are in place. Most families receive free food that day and will be referred to a neighborhood food pantry for ongoing support.

AME Zion Williams Chapel
Address - 133 Myrtle Ave
Passaic, New Jersey 07055
Telephone number - (973) 472 - 3256

Calvary Temple of Wayne
Food pantry address - 1111 Preakness Ave
Wayne, NJ, 07470
Dial (973) 694 – 2938 for information

Catholic Family & Community Services (CFCS) - Passaic
24 DeGrasse St
Paterson, New Jersey 07505
Dial (973) 279 - 7100
Catholic Charities in Passaic New Jersey offers the low income, elderly, and needy a number of assistance programs. Among other services there is an onsite food pantry that gives food in a crisis. Financial assistance is offered to pay utilities if faced with a shut off. Housing, rent help, and shelter are available too.




Center for Family Resources
Main address is 712 Gregory Ave
Clifton, NJ, 07011
Telephone - (973) 472 - 8880
Other locations are at 41 Henry Rd, Hewitt, New Jersey, 07421
12 Morris Rd, Ringwood, NJ, 07456, dial (973) 962 - 0055
45 Reinhardt Rd, Wayne, New Jersey, 07470
Provides emergency food assistance, rent, mortgage, and utility bill help.

Center for Food Action
145 Carletondale Rd
Ringwood, New Jersey 07456
(201) 529 - 2029

Christian Fellowship Center
343 359 Van Houten St
Paterson, NJ, 07501
Dial the church at (973) 742 – 4953
Groceries, shelter, holiday meals, clothing, and other support are offered for the low income and homeless.

Creech Community Development Center
221 Hamilton Ave
Paterson, NJ, 07501
Phone - (973) 881 - 0152





Address of food bank is 223 Ellison St.
Paterson, New Jersey 07509
Dial (973) 742 - 5518
A number of social services are offered, including food for senior citizens and children in Passaic County. Canned goods, fruits, and vegetables may be provided to the unemployed and less fortunate.

Emmanuel Baptist Church
Address: 251 253 River St.
Paterson, New Jersey 07501
Main number - (973) 279 - 2580

Father English Community Center
Location 435 Main St.
Paterson, NJ, 07501
(973) 881 - 0415

His Word Ministries
593 Ringwood Ave
Wanaque, New Jersey 07465
(973) 616 – 5640
Have an onsite food bank, thrift store, and clothing closet.

Hispanic Multi-Purpose Service Center
911 E 23rd St.
Paterson, NJ, 07513
Phone number - (973) 684 – 3320
Regardless of background or religion, may serve hot meals and distribute free groceries and perishable food items.

Kokem Angel Food Pantry
43 Market St.
Paterson, New Jersey 07505
Dial (866) 377 – 9776
Runs the Angel Food program, which offers healthy, nutritious meals and groceries. Save up to 50%. The program is offered to everyone in Passaic, regardless of their income.





Love of Jesus Church
Location - 385 Broadway
Paterson, NJ, 07524
Telephone number is (973) 742 - 6718

Madison Avenue Crossroads Community Ministries
Address: 498 Madison Ave
Paterson, New Jersey 07514
Telephone number - (973) 278 - 5627

Madison Park Epworth United Methodist Church
Address - 291Sussex St.
Paterson, NJ, 07503
Call the church at (973) 279 - 9446

Milton United Methodist Church
Address - 316 Dover-Milton Rd
Oak Ridge, New Jersey 07438
Phone number - (973) 697 - 3194

New Hope Community Ministries
331 North 11th Street
Prospect Park, NJ 07508
(973) 942 - 4059
Call for hours and application process of emergency food box distribution.

Northside Community Chapel, Wycoff Reformed Church
90 Jefferson St
Paterson, New Jersey 07522
Call - (973) 595 – 5311 for hours and information on services.

Paterson Avenue United Methodist Church
41 Burlington Ave
Paterson, NJ, 07501
Main number - (973) 790 - 1788
May have food, groceries, hot meals, clothing, and more for those who need help.

Pentecostal Church of God
Location is 161 Barclay St
Paterson, New Jersey 07503
Dial (973) 904 - 0908
Food pantry for needy and struggling members of the community.





Pompton Reformed Church
59 Hamburg Tpke
Pompton Lakes, New Jersey 07442
Phone number is - (973) 835 - 0541

Passaic Service Unit of the Salvation Army
Center address - 550 Main Ave
Passaic, NJ, 07055
(973) 779 – 1155
Social workers can provide guidance, access to a food pantry, and much more. For example, as funding allows, may have money for heating and energy bills. A clothing closet may have new or used clothes for students or people who need work attire. In addition, call them for advice on government food assistance, and the Salvation Army may also have Thanksgiving or Christmas meals too.

St. Gerard's Church
Location is 501 W Broadway
Paterson, NJ, 07522
Phone - (973) 595 - 8446

St. Joseph's Church, West Milford
Address - 454 Germantown Rd
West Milford, New Jersey 07480
(973) 492 - 6037

St. Mary's Parish
17 Pompton Ave
Pompton Lakes, New Jersey 07442
(973) 835 – 0374
Call them for help. May have meals, items such as diapers, and free or low cost groceries.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church - Paterson
451 Van Houten St
Paterson, NJ, 07501
Telephone number is (973) 278 - 7900





St. Peter's Haven
380 Clifton Ave
Clifton, New Jersey 07011
Phone number of the non-profit is (973) 546 - 3406

Totowa United Methodist Church
Address - 105 Church St
Totowa, NJ, 07512
(973) 790 - 5961

United Passaic Organization
Location is 15 Grove St.
Passaic, New Jersey 07055
(973) 472 - 3611

Unity Christian Reformed Church
Main address - 339 N 11th St.
Prospect Park, NJ, 07508
(973) 595 – 8573
Can direct the low income to food programs, shelter, and state of New Jersey public and cash assistance resources.

Wayne Interfaith Network Food Pantry
Wayne, NJ
Main phone - (973) 595-1900
Available for residents of Wayne only. Please call, email or visit our website for more information.

West Milford Presbyterian Church
Location is 1452 Union Valley Rd
West Milford, New Jersey 07480
Telephone - (973) 728 - 3081





Find other free food programs in Passaic County

If you need free food and one of the pantries above can’t help you, dial 908.355.3663 for more information on assistance in Passaic County. Other charities, churches, soup kitchens and non-profits near you may have baby formula, fresh fruits, meats, meals for students and more for low income and struggling families. Or get help with applying for free school lunches, SNAP food stamps and government aid.


By Jon McNamara

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