The Backpack Crew

because you can't be awesome when you're hungry....

  • Friends Feeding Families food pantry  180 Church Street (off of Rt 36) Belford, NJ 07718  (behind the church) Open Tuesdays 6:00 to 7:30  More info on their Facebook page
  • JBJ Soul Kitchen 207 Monmouth Street Red Bank NJ 07701  Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat 5:00 - 7:00  Sunday brunch 11:30- 2:00 PM If you can not pay for your meal you can volunteer at the restaurant. One hour of volunteer time earns a dining certificate that feeds the volunteer and up to 4 family members.  More info: jbjsoulkitchen.org or call (732) 842-0900
  • National Emergency Hotline- Emergency Food Assistance for your family  1-866-3 HUNGRY  Refers people in need anywhere in the U.S. to food pantries, soup kitchens, government programs, and model grassroots organizations.
  • LunchBreak  121 Drs James Parker Blvd  Red Bank NJ 07701 (732) 747-8577  Free breakfast 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM  Lunch served 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.  Also has a food pantry, clothes, cooking classes for kids, internet cafe, plus more!
  • St Marks Episcopal Church Community Soup Kitchen  13 Kennedy Street (Parish Hall, behind church) Keansburg, NJ 07734 (732) 787-1075  Breakfast 7 days a week 8:30 AM- 11:30 AM   Lunch 7 days a week 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  Dinner family night Fridays 6:00 to 8:00 PM Serves anyone in need
  • The Bayshore Lunch Program  Community Church of Keyport  Warren Street Keyport NJ  07735 (732) 217-1148  Lunch M,W,F 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM in fellowship hall
  • Fulfill (formerly Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean County)  3300 Rt 66 Neptune  (732) 918-2600 Monday through Friday 8AM to 4:30 PM
  • SNAP (formerly food stamps) Social Services 3000 Kozloski Road PO Box 3000 Freehold, NJ 07728 (732) 431-6000
  • Nationwide 211 or 211.org