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NJ SNAP—(732) 918-2600; complete applications for food stamps at Monmouth County Social Services, on https://oneapp.dhs.state.nj.us or at an outreach location near you, call for outreach locations and times

WIC applications done through the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) of Central Jersey, Red Bank, (630) 892-4270; provides WIC checks for the purchase of nutritious foods and offers nutrition education programs

School Lunch Program— visit www.state.nj.us/agriculture or contact your local school for more information

Long Branch

First Baptist Pantry—(732) 229-1453, 499 Bath Ave; food pantry 2nd and 4th Thurs, 2 - 4 pm

Long Branch Senior Citizens Center—(732) 571-6542, 85 2nd Ave; Meals on Wheels food services for ages 60 and over, transportation for food and medical assistance, must call in advance

Lutheran Church of Reformation—(732) 759-4285, 992 Broadway; food pantry Tues 7 - 9 pm and Sat 8:30 – 10 am, proof of residence and income required, this site also open from Mon - Fri 2 - 8 pm with the ability to provide clothing, emergency food, cleaning supplies, and emergency toiletry items

Meal at Noon—(732) 229-1188, Second Baptist Church, 93 Liberty St; hot meal Sat from 11 am - 1 pm and brown bag lunches Weds at 12 pm

Salvation Army Service Unit—(908) 851-8236; referrals for food pantries, utilities, prescriptions; serving residents of Long Branch, West Long Branch, Fort Monmouth, Elberon; contact Judith Anderson

St. James Episcopal Church—(732) 222-1411, 300 Broadway, food pantry and soup kitchen Mon and Weds 1 – 3 pm and Sat 6:30 – 7:30 pm

St. Luke’s Methodist Church—(732) 222-1341, 535 Broadway; food pantry Fri 3 – 5 pm, soup kitchen Tues 4 – 7 pm, Thanksgiving and Easter Sunday meal open to all

St. Michael’s—(732) 483-0360 ext. 13, 800 Ocean Ave; call for food pantry appointment

Aberdeen

Matawan United Methodist Pantry—(732) 566-2996, 478 Atlantic Ave; food pantry Thurs 10 - 11:30 am and 2nd and 4th Tues 6:30 - 7:30 pm, also serves residents of Matawan, NJ SNAP outreach location, call for dates and times

Allentown

Allentown Food Pantry—(609) 259-7289, 20 High St; food pantry Mon, Weds, Fri 10 am - 2 pm

Asbury Park

Asbury Park Senior Center— (732) 807-2708, 1201 Springwood Ave; Meals on Wheels food services for ages 60 and over, transportation for food, must call in advance

First United Methodist—(732) 775-2693, 906 Grand Ave; food pantry Thurs 10 am - 12 pm and soup kitchen Weds 5 pm

Jersey Shore Dream Center—(877) 391-5732 ext. 5, 700 Grand Ave; mobile food truck Sat 9 am - 1 pm, call for location

Jersey Shore Rescue Mission—(732) 988-0242, 701 Memorial Dr; provides up to 50 meals per night for homeless and the employed homeless

Jewish Family Services—(732) 774-6886, 705 Summerfield Ave; food pantry Fri at 12 pm for the first 35 people

Lutheran Church of Atonement—(732) 776-5727, First Ave and Heck St; food pantry 2nd and 4th Weds 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Mercy Center—(732) 774-9397, 1106 Main St; food pantry Mon - Fri 9 am - 12 pm and 1:30 - 4 pm

Salvation Army Asbury Park—(732) 775-8698, 605 Asbury Ave; food pantry Mon and Fri 9 - 11 am, open to residents of Asbury Park, Neptune, Oakhurst, Avon, Bradley Beach, Ocean Twp, and Wannamassa, ID required

Second Baptist Church—(732) 774-5347, 124 Atkins Ave; food pantry 2nd and 4th Sat 12 - 2:30 pm

St. George Greek Orthodox—(732) 775-2777, 700 Grand Ave; soup kitchen Mon 11 - 11:30 am

Trinity Episcopal—(732) 775-5084, 503 Asbury Ave; food pantry Tues, Weds, Fri 11 am - 1 pm and Tues 6 - 7 pm, soup kitchen Sat 12 - 1 pm

*Many food pantries and soup kitchens in Asbury Park also serve residents of Neptune; call ahead to confirm

Bradley Beach

Bradley Food Pantry—(732) 775-0161, 605 4th Ave; food pantry Mon - Fri 10 - 11:30 am, also serves residents of Asbury Park, Avon, Belmar, Lake Como, Neptune, and Wall

Eatontown

Eatontown Food Co-op—(732) 610-8588, 15 Meridian Dr (entry on left side of building); food pantry every other Wednesday 12 - 3 pm, call for current schedule

St. Dorothea’s—(732) 542-0148 ext. 6, 240 Broad St; food pantry 2nd and 4th Weds 5 - 7 pm and 2nd and 4th Sat 9 - 11 am

Farmingdale

Joshua House Ministries—(732) 751-0715, 42 Main St; food pantry Mon 10 am - 12 pm and Weds 1 - 3 pm, also serves residents of Howell

Freehold

Feed All God’s Children—(732) 299-8603, 31 Throckmorton St; soup kitchen Mon - Thurs 11 am - 1 pm, no residency requirement, open to all

New Hope Pantry—(732) 780-9210, 29 First St; food pantry 3rd Thurs 10 am - 1 pm and 3rd Sat 9 am - 1 pm

Open Door Pantry—(732) 780-1089, 39 Throckmorton St; food pantry Mon - Fri 10 am - 1:30 pm

Monmouth County Social Services—(732) 431-6000, 3000 Kozloski Rd; assists with applications for SNAP (food stamps)

Hazlet

St. John’s Pantry—(732) 264-1236, 2000 Florence Ave; food pantry Thurs 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Howell

Howell Food Pantry—(732) 938-2368, 450 Adelphia Rd; food pantry 4th Mon 3:30 - 7:30 pm

Keansburg

Project Paul—(732) 787-4887, 210 Carr Ave, food pantry Weds and Fri 9:45 - 11:45 am and 12:45 - 2:45 pm

Manalapan

Samaritan Center—(732) 446-1142, 211 Route 522; food pantry Tues and Thurs 9:30 - 11:30 am, Sat 9:30 - 11 am

Manasquan

Hope Community Church—(732) 223-4115, 23 Taylor Ave; food pantry Sun 1 - 2 pm, by appointment

Manasquan Food Pantry—(732) 223-0898, 16 Virginia Ave; food pantry Mon and Tue 10 am - 1 pm, Thurs and Fri 1 - 4 pm

Marlboro

Monmouth Worship Center—(732) 332-9600, 37 Vanderburg Rd, food pantry Sun 1 - 2 pm, by appointment

Matawan

Matawan Food Pantry—(732) 566-2663, 201 Broad St; food pantry last Sat 8 am - 12 pm

Middletown

Calico Cat—(732) 671-0550, 96 King’s Hwy; food pantry Weds 9:30 am - 2:30 pm and 4th Tues 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Neptune

Chant Pantry—(732) 774-2712, 1301 Corlies Ave, Unit 1B; food pantry Mon - Fri 9 am - 1 pm

Greater Emanuel Food Pantry—(732) 774-1963, 423 Drummond Ave; food pantry 2nd Tues 12 - 2 pm, call to register

* Food pantries in Neptune may also serve residents of Asbury Park; please call ahead to confirm

Red Bank

Lunch Break—(732) 747-8577, 121 Dr. James Parker Blvd; food pantry Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10 am - 3 pm, Weds 12 - 6 pm, Sat 9 am - 12 pm, soup kitchen Mon - Fri 11 am - 1 pm and Sat 10 am - 12 pm, open to all Monmouth County residents

Salvation Army Red Bank—(732) 747-1626, 180 Newman Springs Rd; food pantry 1st Weds 9:30 - 11:30 am, 1 - 3 pm by appointment

St. Anthony’s—(732) 747-0813 ext. 10, 121 Bridge Ave; food pantry Mon and Tues 6 - 7 pm

Union Beach

Faith Chapel—(732) 264-5248, 1015 Union Ave; food pantry 3rd Sat 9 am - 1 pm