Available Resources for Those in Need During COVID-19

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Typically, Hudson County sees about 11% of homes being classified as “food insecure”, meaning there is a lack of access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. With thousands of newly unemployed persons in our area, this number is expected to quickly rise. As many can feel on a daily basis, Hudson County has created a beautiful sense of community where we work together to ensure support is available. Below is a list of ways to support those who are in need of food or other resources such as shelter or legal services. 

Hoboken Community Center {1301 Washington Street, Hoboken}

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Nearly 25% of the residents in the low-income housing program supported by the Hoboken Community Center are senior citizens, many are veterans, and a majority are also part of a vulnerable group who are “food insecure.” The center is in need of support but asks that items are not dropped off directly. For those who would like to support, please select items from the Amazon Wish List to be shipped to 1301 Washington Street, Hoboken. Monetary donations can also be received here.

Read More: Hudson County CASA Hosting iPad Drive for Children Without Access to Technology

The Hoboken Shelter {300 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken}

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The shelter is known for its tremendous work in the community — providing shelter, resources, food, and other support. During this crisis, the Hoboken Shelter has created ways to give back virtually. Monetary donations can be given here or items from a wish list can be purchased. The items needed most right now are toilet paper, food, and socks.

Kings Grocery Stores {Multiple Locations}

All Kings grocery stores in the area are continuing their bagged food donation services. Guests can purchase pre-packaged bags with non-perishable items to be donated to the Hoboken Shelter. When visiting, choose a bag ranging in from $10-$20 in price to support a family in need.

The Sharing Place Jersey City {440 Hoboken Avenue, Jersey City}

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Hearing that “no one will ever be turned away” is a comforting statement, especially during a time of crisis. That is exactly what this food bank is promising always, but especially now. Every third Sunday of the month, The Sharing Place provides food for the community. During this time, please expect and prepare for longer than usual lines. Monetary donations are being accepted as well and you can donate here.

Hudson County Housing Resource Center {830 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City}

The Hudson County Housing Resource Center prevents homelessness by providing direct services to low-income Hudson County residents. During this time, monetary donations are especially important for these families as many have lost jobs or income. Follow here to donate. 

St. Matthew’s Trinity {798 Hudson Street, Hoboken,}

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The lunchtime ministry at St. Matthew’s Trinity has shifted its services to hand out coffee, sandwiches, and to-go meals at the door. During this challenging time, donations are needed. Follow this Amazon Wish List for requested items. Be sure to ship directly to the center at 8th and Hudson Street in Hoboken.  

Salvation Army {562 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City}

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This crisis has left many families wondering where money for their upcoming bills will come. Donations to the Salvation Army will support those who not only need food, clothing, and shelter, but also support with utilities. Follow here to be sure those who are in need can receive resources. 

Acme + ShopRite {Multiple Locations}

Most residents of Hudson County are only leaving home to go to the grocery store. At popular stores like Acme and ShopRite, guests can donate right at the pin pad to support families in need. Corporate offices at each respected facility are distributing funds as needed throughout the country.

See More: All About the Hoboken Community Center + Food Pantry and How You Can Help

Good Counsel Services Inc. {601 W 26th Street Suite 325-108, New York}

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Legal services are needed for a number of reasons right now. However, the funds for these services are not always available to those who need them. This Hoboken based organization is now offering pro-bono services specifically for those affected by COVID-19. Donate here to support. 

Jersey City COVID-19 Community Relief Program {298 Academy Street, Jersey City}  

Communities are coming together quickly at this time. In direct response to this pandemic, this program was enacted to raise a goal of $3 million in order to support small businesses and nonprofits to get back on their feet. It will also aid those in vulnerable areas of the city to support them with housing and other key resources. Donations can be made through the JCEDC.

Know of an organization offering support? Let us know in the comments!

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Jordan and Joelle are true Jersey Girls. Originally hailing from down the shore in Hazlet, NJ, the girls made their "rite of passage" move to Hoboken a few short years after graduating with degrees in Communications from Loyola University. Outside of their 9-5 as senior publishers in NYC, the twins can be found walking their yorkie-poo Chica, working out at the best hot yoga studios, or trying out the best restaurants in town. Like many 20-somethings, Jordan and Joelle are balling on a budget and know how to score the best deals around town!