Places to Donate Food in Jersey City & Hoboken this Thanksgiving

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Places to Donate Food in Jersey City & Hoboken this Thanksgiving

As the holiday season approaches, it’s so important to give back before we dig into our delicious meals. It’s the season of giving back which is why we have compiled a list of the places where you can donate food, canned foods, and other supplies that would help many in need!

Hope House

Hope House, an emergency shelter for homeless women with children, helps families become self-sufficient by giving them an opportunity for decision making and for assuming responsibility for improving their situation under the supervision, support, and guidance of shelter staff. They are always looking for more donations in the form of canned goods or cereals for the children.

St.Lucy’s Emergency Shelter

St. Lucy’s Emergency Shelter is a supervised 24-hour, 7-day-a-week, year-round emergency shelter facility for single women and men offering emergency housing and food for those in need. The shelter provides two meals a day and is always looking for food donations.

Saint Peter’s University Campus Kitchen

The Campus Kitchen at Saint Peter’s University, established in September 2014, is a community service program that seeks to save food that would be wasted from dining halls, cafeterias, and grocery stores, and creates nutritious meals for those struggling with hunger. They are always looking for food donations, canned goods, and supplies.

St. Paul’s Church

An Episcopal parish in the heart of Jersey City located at 38 Duncan Avenue in Jersey City. They plan an annual Thanksgiving dinner. Donations are always welcomed and can be monetary or in the form of desserts or sides. 

Mommies Heart To Heart

Their mission is to teach children to become givers to families in need in beloved Jersey City. They are doing a Thanksgiving drive this year where you can donate a box of little things(includes food, health and other supplies). Make a Box of Little Things to go to those in need at the Hope House, York Street Project, WomenRising and Newark YMCA. And drop it off at 225 Grand Street. Nov 23rd between 8-10am. More details here. 

York Street Project

The mission of the York Street Project is to weave innovative programs that shelter, feed, educate and promote the healing and independence of persons in need, especially women and their children. There are many opportunities to get involved with York Street Project including donation drives, working with children, internships and more! They are always looking for donations, especially during the holiday season.

Family Promise of Hudson County

Family Promise addresses homelessness by utilizing the resources of volunteer congregations.
Congregations provide space in their buildings to serve as temporary homes for homeless families. Each Family Promise affiliate also has a day center, where families can take showers, receive case management and look for housing and jobs. This holiday season go ahead and donate funds, donate items or volunteer. You can read more here.

Hoboken Shelter

The Hoboken Shelter’s mission is to be a community partnership that transforms lives by providing meals for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, and services to support people to become housed. Hoboken Shelter is always looking for donations of meals, canned goods and other supplies.

The Sharing Place

One of Hudson County’s oldest and largest food pantries serving the needs of low and very-low-income families and individuals, The Sharing Place provides groceries (including fresh produce, meats, proteins, dairy, eggs, and non-perishables) each month. You can always donate food supplies to the pantry.

JC Pulse Thanksgiving Food Drive

Drop-off times: Saturday 11/16 to Sunday 11/24

Last year, JC Pulse held a successful Food Drive throughout Downtown! Help them donate to our local charities that need our help during this season of giving. This year they are helping our friends at 𝗛𝗢𝗣𝗘 𝗛𝗢𝗨𝗦𝗘 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻’𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗞𝗶𝗱’𝘀 𝗦𝗵𝗲𝗹𝘁𝗲𝗿.

BLVD Real Estate (3-6pm)
DowntownJC-DT234 Gallery (3-10pm)
All 3 locations – Mod Cup (12-5pm)



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