Donate Food

Coronavirus (covid-19) update:

In order to adhere to our responsibility to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Food Bank of South Jersey is discouraging community food drives and individual drop off donations at our main office at 1501 John Tipton Boulevard, Pennsauken, NJ.

While we greatly appreciate our community’s intent to help us in our hunger-relief mission at this time, both activities create opportunities for person to person contact. We appreciate everyone’s understanding while we do our part to adhere to Center for Disease Control (CDC) and State of New Jersey recommendations for social distancing. 

During this time please consider organizing a virtual food drive or volunteering to support the essential service of distributing food boxes.

If you’ve already purchased food for donation you can use our zip code locator to find an emergency feeding program near you to donate: foodbanksj.org/zip-code-locator or call 856-662-4884 ext.131 for further assistance.

The food industry makes generous donations to us, but certain important foods are often in short supply. You can help fill that gap and make a difference in the lives of hungry people. Your efforts to organize and conduct a food drive will provide nutritious, high-quality food for your neighbors in need.

Host a Food Drive

Food drives are extremely important to us and they people we serve.

DROP-OFF COLLECTED FOOD

You can make a donation of non-perishable items to the Food Bank of South Jersey throughout the week from Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 3:30pm. Schedule a pick up or delivery by contacting Kristin DeJesus at 856.662.4884 ext. 131 or kdejesus@foodbanksj.org

Most needed items

  • Peanut butter
  • Canned tuna or salmon
  • Canned chicken or ham
  • Beans – canned or dry
  • Peanuts, sunflower seeds, almonds
  • Vegetables (canned)
  • Fruit (canned)
  • Fruit cups
  • Applesauce
  • Dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, prunes)
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Canned soups
  • Canned stews, chilli
  • Ravioli, Spaghettios, etc.
  • Granola Bars
  • Breakfast cereals (whole grain)
  • Oatmeal
  • Rice
  • Pasta (whole grain)
  • Pancake mix
  • Stuffing mix
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Canned pie fillings

We CANNOT accept previously-opened containers, repackaged or home-made items.