Here’s where Newarkers can get free food during the pandemic

Here’s where Newarkers can get free food during the pandemic

August 14, 2020 0 By Devna Bose and Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark

Devna Bose and Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark

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As people across the country face financial challenges during the coronavirus pandemic, many organizations in Newark are making sure families have enough to eat.

Newark Public Schools are giving out grab-and-go meals to students at these sites. Students who attend any Newark school — whether district, charter, or private — can pick up the meals from 9:30-11:30 a.m. each weekday.

The following food pantries, nonprofits, and community groups are also providing free food to residents:

Fresh vegetables

  • Volunteers are distributing donated vegetables each Friday. Anyone can walk or drive up to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (198 Chadwick Ave.) from 9 a.m.-noon, Community Church of God (13 Grant Ave.) from 9-11 a.m., and Greater Cornerstone Baptist Church (237 N 18th St.). For more info, email communitydevelopmentcorp@gmail.com.
  • Residents can request home deliveries, which cost $5, by calling 973-877-9772 or emailing community@southnewark.com.

Meals

  • National Action Network’s Newark Tech World (400 Hawthorne Ave.) is distributing hot and cold meals Monday through Saturday from 12-4 p.m. or until all meals are distributed. — (973) 494-9303
  • Willing Heart Community Care Center (555 Dr. MLK Blvd.) is distributing meals from 1-3 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. — (973) 622-2100

Groceries

  • Newarkers can call the mayor’s office at 973-733-5728 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. to request a ShopRite gift card.

Food pantries

The following list of food pantries was compiled by the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Please call ahead to check hours of operation.

  • Salvation Army – Newark West (699 Springfield Ave.) — (973) 375-5933 x 104
  • First Hopewell Baptist Church (525 Orange St.) — (973) 485-8100
  • St. James Social Service Corporation (604 Martin Luther King Blvd.) — (973) 624-4007 x 201
  • Franciscan Charities – St. Ann’s (212 Hunterdon St.) — (908) 347-5672
  • Blessed Sacrament Pantry (19 Van Ness Place) — (973) 824-6549
  • Zion United Church of Christ (17 Alexander St.) — (973) 373-1238
  • Mt. Zion Baptist Church (208 Broadway) — (973) 482-1915
  • Emergency Food and Nutrition Network (403 University Ave.) — (973) 266-7966
  • The Apostles House (18-24 Grant St.) — (973) 482-6609
  • Bethany Baptist Church Pantry (275 W. Market St.) — (973) 673-7468
  • House of Mercy Mission (573 Springfield Ave.) — (973) 642-6226
  • New Communities Corporation – Senior (220 Bruce St.) — (973) 623-6114
  • Toussaint Food Pantry (528 Martin Luther King Blvd.) — (973) 792-5790
  • Emmanuel Church of Christ (54 Irvine Turner Blvd.) — (973) 242-3552
  • Newark Emergency Services (982 Broad St.) — (973) 639-7620 x 202
  • Roseville Presbyterian Church (36 Roseville Ave.) — (973) 483-3361
  • Mt. Vernon Baptist Church (709 Clinton Ave.) — (973) 374-3154
  • Revival Temple (81-85 16th Ave.) — (973) 879-7457
  • F.O.C.U.S. (441-443 Broad St.) — (973) 624-2528 x 131
  • Emanuel Baptist Church (228 Chancellor Ave.) — (973) 849-6987
  • Hopewell Baptist Church (17 Muhammad Ali Ave.) — (973) 824-9120 or 9119
  • Franklin – St. John’s Community (142 Maple Ave.)
  • Clearview Baptist Church (314-320 Hobson St.) — (973) 926-0471
  • United Neighbors Development Corporation (491 Orange St.) — (973) 350-0567
  • New Born Holy Church (250 Bergen St.) — (973) 906-3317
  • Newark Spanish 7th Day Adventist (58 2nd Ave.) — (973) 388-8777
  • New Dawn Missionary Baptist Church (284 Peshine Ave.) — (973) 624-9008
  • Church of the Eternal God (190 Highland Ave.) — (973) 460-9334/(973) 483-1189
  • Trinity U.A.M.E. (226 Warren St.) — (973) 336-9085
  • St. Paul Tabernacle (530-532 Clinton Ave.) — (973) 643-8700
  • Canaan Baptist Church (131 Pomona Ave.) — (862) 520-1326
  • Maranatha SDA Church (890 South Orange Ave.) — (973) 416-5300
  • Igreja Evangelica Vida Nova (150 Broadway) — (973) 380-6906
  • Calvary Touch of God Church (636-638 Bergen St.) — (973) 848-1113
  • St. John Baptist Church (137 Fairmont Ave.) — (973) 623-0982
  • House of Love Soup Kitchen (589-595 Central Ave.) — (862) 899-3216
  • Deliverance Holistic Care Program (488 South Orange Ave.) — (973) 371-1460
  • Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (198 Chadwick Ave.) — (973) 824-9708
  • Hombres y Mujeres de Valor Par (63 Mt. Pleasant Ave.) — (973) 388-3406
  • Jobeth, Inc. (203 Johnson Ave.) — (917) 819-5687
  • United Community Corporation (332 South 8th St.) — (973) 642-0181
  • Eben-ezer Food Pantry (1152 S. Orange Ave.) — (973) 373-9205
  • Allen Village CDC (56 19th Ave.) — (973) 373-7753
  • The Kingdom Experience Church (667 S. 11th St.) — (973) 704-3669
  • Newark Bible Fellowship (30 Randolph Place) — (732) 763-1334
  • 1st Missionary Church Proclaimers of Righteousness (151 Park Ave.) — (973) 482-3903
  • Beulah Grove Church (59 Springdale Ave.) — (973) 482-4054

Soup kitchens

Please call ahead to check hours of operation.

  • Goodwill Rescue Mission, Inc. (79 University Ave.) — (973) 621-9560
  • St. James Social Service Corporation (604 Martin Luther King Blvd.) — (973) 624-4007
  • Franciscan Charities (103 16th Ave.) — (908) 510-8050
  • Zion United Church of Christ (17 Alexander St.) — (973) 373-1238
  • House of Mercy Mission (573 Springfield Ave.) — (973) 642-6226
  • Emmanuel Church of Christ (54 Irvine Turner Blvd.) — (973) 242-3552
  • Community Church of Faith (26 Irvine Turner Blvd.) — (973) 642-7949
  • Union Chapel Community Development (209 Wainwright St.) — (973) 282-0125
  • Greater Abyssinian Baptist Church (88 Lyons Ave.) — (973) 923-5205
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (933 S. 17th St.) — (973) 466-0019
  • Jehovah Jireh Praise and Worship (505 S. 15th St.) — (973) 824-2006
  • Maranatha SDA Church (890 South Orange Ave.) — (973) 416-5300
  • Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (198 Chadwick Ave.) — (973) 824-9708

To add your organization to the list or request any changes, please email us at  newark.tips@chalkbeat.org.

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