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Host an Individual Food Drive

There is power in a community united – a sense of “oneness” that joins people together. More than 22 million pounds of food – the equivalent of more than 18.5 million meals — was distributed throughout our South Jersey region in 2023.

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.

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 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.

Thank you for you interest in hosting a food drive. Please click the black box for a list of items that we would be happy to take receive.

While we appreciate your donation, we do have some restrictions on what we can and cannot accept.

High Protein Items

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

Fruits & Vegetables *low salt and in water (not syrup)*

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


  • 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.

Have food to donate, but can’t make it to our HQ in Pennsauken during normal business hours? You can also drop off donations to the locations below.

Please note that you may need to contact certain locations to set up a drop-off time.

Beacon of Hope
41 Mill St, Mount Holly, NJ
Monday thru Thursday 9 AM – 2 PM
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
Tuesday & Thursday 10 AM – 12 PM
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 8 AM – 10 AM
Pastor Georgia Dennis: 609-880-9280

Cherry Hill Food & Outreach
910 Beechwood Ave, Cherry Hill, NJ
Monday & Friday 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM; Tuesday 8:30 AM – 2 PM & 5 PM – 7:30 PM; Wednesday 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM & 4 PM – 6:30 PM; Thursday 8:30 AM – 2 PM; and 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 11 AM – 2 PM, 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 8 AM – 2 PM
Kristin DeJesus: 856-662-4884 ext. 131
*Dry goods & perishables

Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission
6751 Westfield Ave, Pennsauken, NJ
Monday thru Friday 8 AM – 3 PM
*Dry goods only

Pennsauken Library
5605 N. Crescent Blvd, Pennsauken, NJ
Monday 10 AM – 8 PM; Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM; Saturday 11 AM – 4 PM
*Dry goods only

Food Drive Resources

Virtual Food Drives

Virtual Food Drive

Virtual Food Drive:
An easy and effective way to reach even more people and have greater 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.

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