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Free food pantries in Somerset County New Jersey.

The low income and less fortunate can get free food or hot from soup kitchens as well as food pantries in Somerset County New Jersey. Many of the locations also provide other basic needs, including hygiene supplies, personal toiletries and household goods. The common mission of the food banks in the region is to both provide and distribute groceries and meals to senior citizens, the low income, disabled, and families who are faced with a hardship in the Somerset County area. Find details below as well as a referral number at the bottom of the page for additional free emergency food pantries near you.

Each and every center will provide food, and many locations can offer other basic human needs and assistance programs. Examples of what a pantry may have include clothing, household cleaning supplies and personal items. All of this is generally focused on those who are less fortunate in the local community. They do this in a manner which both advances and recognizes individuals self worth and human dignity.

The Somerset food pantries help address the needs of residents who require an emergency supply of healthy groceries or food. They also give groceries, applications to SNAP food stamps, and free Christmas holiday meals. Or a soup kitchen may also be on site that serve a hot meal in a pinch. The centers do this at no cost to clients. The organizations below maintain an on-site limited food pantry. In general, monthly regular distribution is limited to the number of families in the local community.

Metuchen - Somerset Catholic Charities Diocese
540 Route 22 E
Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807
Phone number - (908) 722 - 1881
Various social services are administered by the Catholic Charities organization. They have a food bank, clothing closet, thrift store, and may have limited amounts of cash assistance for basic needs such as heating and utility bills, or medications. Food is for immigrants, Spanish speakers, and the vulnerable.




Food Bank Network of Somerset County
7A Easy St.
Bound Brook, New Jersey, 08807
Dial (732) 560 - 1813
This non-profit provides food to churches, charities, and food pantries across Somerset County NJ. Those centers then distribute the meals and groceries to the needy.

Franklin Township - Somerset County
Address - 60 Millstone Rd
Somerset, NJ, 08875
Telephone number - (732) 246 - 0009
Whether it is applications to SNAP food stamps or an emergency supply of groceries, struggling residents in the town may get help.

Feeding Hands at Emmanuel Church
Address is 100 Grant Avenue
Somerville, NJ
(908) 397-6452
Assistance programs include a soup kitchen, free food pantry and toiletries. Get canned groceries, fresh fruit or vegetables, meat, dairy, and other goods.





Zarephath My Neighbor's Ministry
595 Weston Canal Rd
Zarephath, NJ 08890
(732) 560-4001
Distribute free food, laundry detergent, diapers (as available), toiletries, soap and more to families and individuals in need. Food bags generally include meat (frozen or canned), vegetables as well as fruit (fresh or canned), starches (cereal, bread, pasta, rice, and/or potatoes), beans, snacks, and sauces as available.

SVDP - Saint Vincent
A faith based charity. They help everyone from the unemployed to elderly or immigrants. A free food pantry, paper products, hot meals, dairy, and other assistance is offered. The homebound, including disabled or seniors in Somerset County, may also get home delivered meals. More on food assistance Saint Vincent de Paul Somerset County.

Five Loaves Food Pantry
Address is 100 College Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 545-0581

Jewish Family Services - Hunterdon, Somerset & Warren
150-A W High St
Somerville, NJ, 08876
Call (908) 725 - 7799
People of all religions and backgrounds can get help. Food, referrals, groceries, clothing, and meals can all be provided to the low income and others who need assistance.

Salvation Army, South Jersey and Somerset County
Food pantry location - 108 Hamilton St.
Bound Brook, NJ, 08805
Phone number - (732) 748 - 1146
Covers all of the area, including Somerset County. In addition to distributing free or low cost food, the center will offer other items like clothing, school supplies, holiday meals, coats, and more. There are holiday meals too, including free Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals or food. Read more free school supplies.

SHIP - Samaritan Homeless Interim Program
87 E High St.
Somerville, New Jersey, 08876
Dial (908) 725 - 3260
Hot meals, lunches, and/or dinners may be offered to the poor or homeless.





Grace's Soup Kitchen
Location: 50 Edgewood Rd.
Bedminister, NJ

Somerset County United Way
1011 Route 22 W
Bridgewater, NJ, 08807
Main phone number - (908) 253 - 6511
They fund and partner with local non-profits. The organization can offer referrals, but not direct aid. One resources is linkage to Meals on Wheels for senior citizens as well as the disabled.

Reformed Church Of Bound Brook
Address is 113 Clinton St
S BoundBrook, NJ
Call 732-356-9345
There is a pantry and clothing closet on site. Items may be free baby formula, canned fruit, dairy, and more.

Somerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children
Address: 48 Brahma Ave
Bridgewater, NJ, 08807
(908) 526 - 6605
Food and resources for children in the community.

Zarepath Christian Church
the main address is 14 Chapel Dr.
Somerset, NJ
For information, call 732-356-0078
Holiday meals are served too. There may also be winter clothing, free groceries for the low income in a crisis, programs for single moms and much more.

Somerville Area Fish
PO Box 6288
Somerville, New Jersey, 08876
Phone number - (908) 725 - 5556
A leading faith based, church type agency. Everything from clothing to free holiday meals or an emergency box of food is available.





Additional Somerset County food assistance programs

There are many other USDA food programs available in the community that may be near you. Some, including WIC, focus on new moms or kids. Others, ranging from surplus USDA commodities to SNAP food stamps, tend to be for any struggling family. Call 908.355.3663 or (732) 560 - 1813 for more free food banks and assistance programs.

By Jon McNamara

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