We are here to give food and grocery basics to those in need. We strive to treat you as we want to be treated ourselves while providing food in an atmosphere of empathy, compassion, and dignity. By supplying a reliable source of food, we hope to reduce the stress on you, our guest. This allows you to focus on resolving some other issues you may be facing. We strive to equip you with connections to other services you may need to overcome those issues.
How to Pre-Register for New Services:
RESTRICTED TO THOSE LIVING IN SOMERSET COUNTY OR THE TOWNS OF DUNELLEN, MIDDLESEX, PISCATAWAY, OR SOUTH PLAINFIELD:
What to bring:
Documentation for all members of your household
WIC/Snap/Other Assistance Information
Income Information (including social security, disability, employment)
Please bring a vehicle with an empty trunk
Proof of Address
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an appointment?
Yes! Complete the online application and you will be contacted with an appointment time. Thereafter, we highly recommend you come at your appointed time and date as you will be given priority over those who did not arrive on time or on the correct day.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
Can I pick out my own food?
*** CURRENTLY NOT AN OPTION DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC ***
We will start with a standard bag of staple items and you will choose produce (as available), meat and additional items (non-perishables) based upon the size of your family.
What can I expect on my first visit?
You should arrive 30 minutes or more before closing. Your first visit will take a minimum of 30-45 minutes. We will sit with you to review your application and determine if we can connect you to other services which may be of assistance in your particular situation.
How often can I come?
Guests are allowed to come once a month. After your first visit, we will schedule your next visit.