Host An INDIVIDUAL Food Drive

There is power in a community united – a sense of “oneness” that joins people together. More than 12 million pounds of food; 10 million meals have been distributed throughout South Jersey, with more than 69,000 emergency food boxes distributed since March 2020 alone.

None of this would have been possible without the power of the individual donor – supporting FBSJ’s mission to feed South Jersey.

The impact of a food drive can go even further virtually. Hosting a virtual food drive reaches more people to help more people right from a phone, tablet or computer.

Virtual Food Drive

Virtual Food Drive:
The easiest way to reach the most people and have the most impact. Especially when every $1 donated provides 3 meals to South Jersey residents in need.

  • Easy Set-Up
  • Customizable Fundraising Page
  • Easy and Sharable Link Options

Click here to set-up an individual virtual food drive.

Traditional Food Drive

Individual Traditional Food Drive:
Host a traditional food drive by collecting non-perishable food items and then dropping off at a designated DROP-OFF LOCATION near you.

To sign up for a traditional food drive, please email kdejesus@foodbanksj.org with the name of your food drive, dates your food drive will be hosted and any questions or concerns about hosting a food drive that will benefit the Food Bank of South Jersey.

Drop-Off Locations

Beacon of Hope
41 Mill St., Mt. Holly, NJ
Monday thru Thursday, 9am-2pm
Pastor Darlene Trappier: 609-923-1495
*Dry goods & perishables

The Pantry at Victory Assembly of God
317 Harding Hwy., Pittsgrove, NJ
Drop off by appointment
Maria Siegel: 856-889-8112
*Dry goods & perishables

SVDP-Holy Eucharist
520 Medford Lakes Rd., Tabernacle, NJ
Tuesdays & Thursday, 10am-12pm
Or call for an appointment
Joanne O’Brien: 609-206-0551/609-268-0005
*Dry goods & perishables

Love Ministries Outreach International
1900 Carman St., Camden, NJ
Every Tuesday & Thursday, 8am-10am
Pastor Georgia Dennis: 609-880-9280

Cherry Hill Food & Outreach
910 Beechwood Ave., Cherry Hill, NJ
Monday & Friday, 8:30am-10:30am, Tuesday, 8:30am-2pm & 5pm-7:30pm, Wednesday, 8:30am-10:30am & 4pm-6:30pm, Thursday, 8:30am-2pm, Weekend drop off by appointment
Janet Giordano: 856-912-2353
*Dry goods & perishables

St. Paul’s Food Pantry
832 Park Ave., Collingswood, NJ
Tuesday & Thursday, 11am-2pm – or call for an appointment
Susan Merrill: 856-848-4238
*Dry goods & perishables

Food Bank of South Jersey
1501 John Tipton Blvd., Pennsauken, NJ
Monday thru Friday, 8am-2pm
Kristin DeJesus: 856-662-4884 ext. 131
*Dry goods & perishables

Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission
6751 Westfield Ave., Pennsauken, NJ
Monday thru Friday, 8am-3pm
*Dry goods only

Pennsauken Library
5605 N. Crescent Blvd. Pennsauken, NJ
Monday, 10am-8pm – Tuesday thru Friday,
10am-5pm – Saturday, 11am-4pm
*Dry goods only

MOST NEEDED ITEMS

High Protein Items

  • Peanut butter
  • Canned tuna or salmon
  • Canned chicken or ham
  • Beans – canned or dry
  • Peanuts, sunflower seeds, almonds

Fruits & VegetablesLow salt and in water (not syrup)

  • Vegetables (canned)
  • Fruit (canned)
  • Fruit cups
  • Applesauce
  • Dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, prunes)

Meals

  • Canned soups
  • Canned stews
  • Chili
  • Ravioli, Spaghettios, etc.

Grains & Breakfast

  • Breakfast cereals (whole grain)
  • Oatmeal
  • Rice
  • Pasta (whole grain)
  • Complete Pancake mix
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Granola Bars

Holiday Items

  • Stuffing mix
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Canned pie fillings

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

Food Drive Resources

Food Drive Posters

Food Drive Toolkit