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The Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges (IFPO) serves clients on Wednesday mornings, 9:00 - 12:00 at 357 S Jefferson Street, Orange. IFPO is closed the first Wednesday of the month. IFPO primarily services residents of Orange, East Orange and West Orange. If you live outside these areas, we would be happy to help connect you with a more conveniently located food pantry.

Listings below are not affiliated with the IFPO. Hours and dates are subject to change.

  • Community Food Bank of NJ's Food Finder webpage helps you find a nearby pantry by searching your zip code.  Or text "FindFood" or "Comida" to 908-224-7776. In Essex County, click here to find a more convenient local MEND pantry.

  • La página web Food Finder de Community Food Bank of NJ le ayuda a encontrar una despensa cerca de usted buscando su código postal. Envía "comida" a 908-224-7776. En el condado de Essex, haga clic aquí para encontrar una despensa MEND local más conveniente.

  • Paj Web Food Finder Community Food Bank of NJ la ede w jwenn yon gadmanje toupre w lè w chèche kòd postal ou.

  • Oswa voye tèks "FindFood" nan 908-224-7776. Nan Konte Essex, klike la a pou jwenn yon gadmanje MEND lokal ki pi pratik.​​

OTHER AREA FOOD PANTRIES         (Updated 4/13/24)

 

EAST ORANGE

New Ephesus Baptist Church, 175 Brookwood St., East Orange. 3rd Monday (April 15) from 9:30 am - 2 pm

Imani Baptist Church, 113-117 Elmwood Ave, East Orange. Wednesdays from 8 am - 12 pm; Saturdays 8 am-4 pm

 

Joi's Angel food pantry, 114 S. Arlington Ave., East Orange. 8 am - 11 pm.​ Third (April 18) and Fourth (April 25) Thursday of each month. Third Thursday (April 18) is diaper pantry for children up to age 3 (bring birth certificate).

City of East Orange Food Distribution, Fellowship Civic Center, 1 Fellowship Circle (Greenwood Ave.), East Orange. ​ Food Distributions Fridays, 9:00am - 12:00pm. Walk up only. Must be an East Orange Resident.

Bethlehem Community Development Corporation, 77 North 14th Street, East Orange. Every 3rd Saturday (April 20) from 9 am-1 pm.

 

Bethel New Life Community Outreach Church, 450 N. Maple Ave, East Orange. Every 4th Saturday  (April 27) from 10 am-12 pm

ORANGE

City of Orange Food Distribution, 234 Lincoln Avenue (between Jackson Street and Central Avenue). Food distributions Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm for Orange residents only. Bring your own bags! 

----No Distribution Monday May 27 (Memorial Day). Distribution that week on Tuesday May 28 and Wednesday May 29.

 

Ebenezer Baptist Church, 153 William Street, Orange, Thursdays except the first Thursday of the month, 10 am. 

Church of the Epiphany and Christ Church, Jubilee Community Outreach Center, 105 Main Street, Orange. Saturdays 11 am-1:30 pm. Free bagged lunch and groceries, emergency food pantry. Rain or shine in the Church parking lot. ​

 

Christine's Kitchen, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 315 Main Street, West Orange. Saturdays 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Free bagged lunch to go. 

Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 381 Cleveland Street, Orange, Second and Third Saturdays of each month (April 13 and 20) 10 am - 12:00 noon. Food distribution, bring a bag. ​

WEST ORANGE

Holy Trinity Food Pantry, 315 Main Street, West Orange, Tuesdays 9 am - 12 pm serving residents of the Oranges. Please bring a photo ID and proof of address. Diaper Day - third Tuesday of each month (April 16) during regular food pantry.

HYGIENE SUPPLIES (no food):

Essential Services Pantry - East Orange Family Success Center, 132 South Harrison Street, East Orange. Fridays 12 pm - 2 pm, Open to all. 

 

DIAPER RESOURCES

East Orange Family Success Center, 132 South Harrison Street, East Orange. Call first! 973-395-1442. Diapers and formula available to Essex County residents.​

 

Holy Trinity Food Pantry, 315 Main Street, West Orange, Tuesdays 9 am - 12 pm for residents of the Oranges. Please bring a photo ID and proof of address. Diaper Day - the last Tuesday of each month during regular food pantry.

Joi’s Angel Food Pantry, 114 S. Arlington Ave, East Orange 9 am - 12pm. Third Thursday offers diapers for children up to age 3. *Bring Birth Certificate * East Orange residents only.

 

La Casa de Don Pedro, 23 Broadway and 282 First Ave, Newark. Monday-Friday 9 am - 5 pm, first come, first served. Call 973-483-2703 or 973-482-9002

 

UVSO Community Center, 462 Sanford Avenue, Newark. Third Thursday 2 pm- 4pm. *Bring birth certificate. Up to 2 children.

Other potential sources for Essex County diaper resources can be found in this listing from our partner Moms Helping Moms Foundation:

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