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Don't Go Hungry - Get Help

Housing and the high cost of living in New Jersey can make it hard to have enough money for food. Healthcare, fuel, and utility costs and/or a sudden emergency, illness, low wages, or fixed incomes make it hard for many New Jersey residents to afford food.

For this reason, many New Jersey residents with low income, as well as those who have just been through a life-altering event that has weakened their financial resources are in need of assistance. Don't go hungry. There are programs designed to build a more secure and sustainable future for you and your family, and community soup kitchens and food pantries throughout the state that can offer immediate help. 

We can provide you with live assistance in finding the resource that is right for you. Dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211 anytime of the day or night to contact one of our resource specialists. If you prefer, you can also search the 2-1-1 database using the term "food" and choosing from the search categories provided to find the resource that best fits your needs. To find the resources closest to you, limit your search geographically by adding your zip code where noted.