CBCSJ Food Pantry FAQ’s
When is the pantry open?
We are open each month on Third, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays 5-7 PM. Check the CBC South Jersey Facebook Page for updates and pantry news. Any closures will be posted on Facebook.
Who can receive food from the pantry?
The food pantry is open to all New Jersey residents. You can use any of the following documents to prove New Jersey residency: (i) New Jersey Motor Vehicle Driver License or Identification Card, (ii) Mortgage Deed or Apartment Lease, (iii) Pay Stub, (iv) Benefit Identification Card or Letter, or (v) Utility Bill. If you do not have one of these documents, a piece of mail with your name and address on it is enough.
What documents do I need to bring?
You must bring proof of identification/NJ residency each time that you visit the food pantry. You do not need to bring any other documentation to visit the food pantry.
Do I have to qualify to receive food?
The pantry is open to all New Jersey residents regardless of income. We receive additional food under the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). TEFAP is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost.
In order to qualify for TEFAP, you must receive TANF, food stamps/SNAP benefits, SSI, WIC, Medicaid, or qualify under the below income eligibility guidelines. Clients may also temporarily qualify for TEFAP if they are experiencing a disaster or special circumstances such as divorce, domestic violence, or loss of income due to COVID-19. You do not need to bring proof of assistance or income for the TEFAP program.
|Household Size||Max Annual Salary||Maximum Monthly||Max Weekly|
|Each Additional Person||+$4,420||+$682||+$158|