Places to Donate Food in Hoboken + Jersey City Before Thanksgiving

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As we get into the spirit of the holidays, it’s important to remember to give back before you dig in to your turkey and stuffing. There are many Hoboken, Jersey City, and surrounding areas that are in need of food. We’ve compiled a list of the places in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond that you can donate canned goods and supplies — specifically food pantries and shelters — around Hudson County before {and after!} Thanksgiving. Be sure to check each site out for what they need most! Read on to discover places to donate food in Hoboken + Jersey City.

Disclaimer: Please always call each place directly to make sure they are still accepting donations.

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Hoboken Shelter {300 Bloomfield Street}

The Hoboken Shelter a staple in the Mile Square community helping the homeless residents of Hoboken + Hudson County. This year, you can donate a range of foods including coffee, cereal, frozen meat, instant potatoes, fruit {especially bananas}, and so much more.

Hope House {246 2nd Street, Jersey City}

Operating as a shelter for homeless women and children, Hope House works with local families by providing them with shelter and the tools to help them become self-sufficient. Hope House houses up to 20 mothers and children.

Saint Peter’s University Campus Kitchen {2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City}

Having started in 2014, The Campus Kitchen at St. Peter’s University operates s a community service program that works to spare food wasted in cafeterias, grocery stores, and dining halls to help provide healthy meals to those in need.

York Street Project {89 York Street, Jersey City}

The York Street Project is a Jersey-City organization that provides shelter, education, and food to help those in need. The organization is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. This year, the organization is in need of baby food donations.

St. Ann Soup Kitchen {103 6th Avenue, Newark}

St. Ann Soup Kitchen is a local soup kitchen based out of Newark that works to provide food to the local residents who are in need of a warm meal. The soup kitchen works with volunteers to prep, set-up, and clean-up meals for diners.

St. John’s Soup Kitchen {22 Mulberry Street, Newark}

Operating for over 40 years, this Newark-based soup kitchen works volunteers to provide meals to the local homeless population. Beyond its food services, St. John’s Soup Kitchen is also home to a health clinic, a women and children’s center, and a men’s dining room.

Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation {111 37th Street, Union City}

The Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation is a local non-profit that provides emergency shelter to families and individuals. The organization is home to a food pantry and soup kitchen to provide meals to those who have gone hungry, and is also home to a day program and other community services.

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After graduating from Fordham back in 2010, Janine moved to Hoboken with her best friends “just for a year”. Five apartments and almost a decade later, she couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. She’s worked in fundraising and events for nonprofits in healthcare, the arts, and higher education and is excited to bring her passion for giving back to the community to Hoboken Girl Helps. Janine loves a good dance class or run along the Hudson (does the view ever get old?!) but reserves equal if not more space in her heart for Biancamano’s sandwiches, brunch at Elysian, and iced coffee from Bwè. She never says no to a Target run or beach day. When she’s not out and about in the Mile Square, Janine enjoys hosting dinner parties with friends, True Crime podcasts, and prosecco – sometimes all at the same time!