Local Food Resources for Specialized Groups

Fresh Food Resources in the Garden State

Our state is filled with roadside markets and community farmers markets that sell fresh produce and offer opportunities to pick-your-own fruits and vegetables. Learn all about them here.

Farmers' Markets that accept NJ SNAP are listed here. (click on the map in the lower right corner of the page)

Free Fresh Fruits and Veggies are available in limited locations in our state. Find out more. (Scroll to bottom of the landing page to find locations.)

Local Food Related Programs

A great resource for many family services is the local Family Success Center. These centers are located in every county in the state and their mission is to help families in-need. As such they often run fun and supportive events that bring people together in a nurturing environment where they can access basic skills training pertaining to financial empowerment, housing services, food resources and more.

Food programs for school age children

Healthy food is available free or at low-cost to school children in some areas. To find out if your school offers breakfast or lunch programs like this, contact your local school district and ask to speak with someone about nutrition programs that are available through the school.

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When school lets out for the summer a child's need for food does not go away. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill this potential nutrition gap, ensuring children can get the nutritious meals they need to stay healthy and alert. This is free of charge and does not require any enrollment.

Find a Summer Food Service Program in New Jersey.

Learn more about the Summer Food Service Program.

Download a flyer about the Summer Food Service Program. (Spanish version)

To learn more about this program call the National Hunger Hotline at 866-3-HUNGRY (866-348-6479).

Professionals Serving Child Populations: Learn how your agency can receive funding for the Summer Food Service Program.

Food programs for elderly New Jersey residents

Many senior clubs and centers offer food programs. The Area Agencies on Aging provide meals in group settings at locations in each county. They also deliver meals to homebound individuals. These programs are provided to persons age 62 or older without regard to income.

Contact your Area Agency on Aging or your local senior center for more information.

Area Agency on Aging
Nationwide Toll-Free Telephone Number 877.222.3737

Find your local Area Agency on Aging.

Page last modified/reviewed on April 28, 2016

If you know of additional resources that would be appropriate to include in this section, please let us know by contacting us via e-mail at info@nj211.org

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