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Couponing for a Cause

As we save so much money for ourselves and our families, we as couponers, are able to provide for others with our ability to purchase products for free or near free. I hope you will join me in “Couponing For a Cause”, donating products from your overflowing stockpile.

This list was compiled from all of the great LRWC Readers. If you have a food bank or shelter that you would like to see added to the list, you may email with the information.


NJ NY PA DE CT IN MO OH National Food Banks


Atlantic County Food Pantries
Egg Harbor Twp, NJ
Bergen County Food Pantries
Hackensack, NJ
Mahwah, NJ
  • Mahwah Food Bank
    90 Ridge Road 07430
    (next to Mahwah Library)
    201-529-2029  Monday 10am-6:30pm
Burlington County Food Pantries
Mt. Holly, NJ:
Wrightstown, NJ:
  • Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church
    42 Chesterfield Jacobstown Road
Camden County Food Pantries
Blackwood, NJ
Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Cherry Hill Food Bank
    Chapel Ave. (behind and affiliated with St. Michael’s Church
  • JCC
    Springdale and Kresson Rds
Pennsauken, NJ
Voorhees, NJ:
  • HOPE United Methodist Church 700 Cooper Road
    They have a food bank that feeds several local families on a weekly basis. They need toiletries, diapers and wipes, and food. And in addition to donating to local people in the area they also donate to boys from urban areas who come to visit periodically.
    Open wed evenings, 7-9, thursday mornings and saturday mornings.
    They also have a thrift shop of clothes, if you donate clothes you get a 50% off coupon off your next purchase.
Winslow Township, NJ:
Cape May County Food Pantries
Ocean City, NJ:
  • Ocean City Ecumenical Food Cupboard at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church
    501 E. 8th Street
Cumberland County Food Pantries
Bridgeton, NJ
  • Salvation Army
    29 West Commerce Street
Vineland, NJ
  • The Family Success Center
    1038 East Chestnut Ave Suite 130
Essex County Food Pantries
Caldwell, NJ:
  • The Caldwell Food Pantry Hours: Monday 4-6PM
    Tuesday and Wednesday 11-2
    they will take any items especially paper products, tissues, toilet paper etc
Livingston, NJ:
  • PB&J Club
    Livingston High School
    30 Robert Harp Drive
    Teacher advisor: (Jennifer Alvich-
Millburn, NJ:
Montclair, NJ:
  • Transitions for Youth’s Summer Housing and Internship Program (SHIP)
    contact Mary Anne Lauria, Project Coordinator-SHIP at Montclair State University
    SHIP offers quality housing and internships at Rutgers and Montclair State University Campuses for 40 young men and women with current or former involvement in the NJ Child Welfare System.
    Click here to read more about the SHIP programClick here to view the SHIP 2011 Flyer for donation recommendations.
Gloucester County Food Pantries
Pitman, NJ
Sewell, NJ
Hudson County Food Pantries
Hoboken, NJ
Union City, NJ:
Hunterdon County Food Pantries
Clinton, NJ:
  • Open Cupboard Food Pantry
    37 Old Highway 22
    (908) 730-7320
    They also operate a thrift store to benefit the Food Pantry.

Mercer County Food Pantries
Hamilton, NJ:
  • St Gregory Catholic Church on Nottingham Way
Hightstown, NJ:
Trenton/Lawrenceville, NJ:
Middlesex County Food Pantries
Monroe Township
  • Monroe Township Office On Aging
    Municipal Building, One Municipal Plaza
New Brunswick
  • Ebenezer Baptist Church126 Lee Avenue
    (at Rev. Dr. Lonnie Ford Place)
Monmouth County Food Pantries
Asbury Park, NJ:
Middletown, NJ:
  • Calico Cat Cupboard and Thrift Shop
    96 Kings Highway
    The Calico Cat Cupboard provides food, clothing, toiletries and cleaning supplies, as well as household items (sheets, towels) and small kitchen appliances, to low-income families.
Redbank, NJ:
Morris County Food Pantries
East Hanover, NJ:
Morristown, NJ:
Ocean County Food Pantries
Bayville, NJ:
  • Faith Community United Methodist Church
    Hours: Tuesdays 9-11 am and 4-6 PM
Beachwood, NJ:
Lacey, NJ:
Lakewood, NJ:
Long Beach, NJ:
Toms River, NJ:
Passaic County Food Pantries
Clifton, NJ:
Prospect Park, NJ:
  • New Hope Community Ministries
    Serves Prospect Park & Haledon, NJ Has a food bank that serves it’s clients twice a month with a unique points system. Part of receiving food is a mentoring program.
Ringwood, NJ:
  • Ringwood Food Bank
    145 Carletondale Road
Salem County Food Pantries
Somerset County Food Pantries
Bridgewater, NJ:
Hillsborough, NJ:
Zarephath, NJ:
Sussex County Food Pantries
Vernon, NJ:
Union County Food Pantries
Hillside, NJ:
Roselle Park, NJ:
  • Casano Community Center
    314 Chestnut Street
    Roselle Park, NJ 07204
Scotch Plains, NJ:
  • St. Bartholomew’s Church
  • Scotch Plains Municipal Building
    430 Park Avenue
    Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
  • Scotch Plains Public Library
    1927 Bartle Avenue
    Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
    (Can accept small donations- a bag or two).
Warren County Food Pantries
Washington, NJ:
Various Locations, NJ:
  • Jersey Battered Women’s Service
    Contact them via the phone number on the website for the drop-off location in your area. They take food, household items, cleaning items, OTC medications, health & beauty aids, baby items, batteries – just about anything but clothing or furniture! On the website, click “Help JBWS” – then click “Contributions Wish List” to see the complete list of what they accept.
  • Cattitude, Inc a New Jersey Non-Profit Animal Rescue & Adoption Corporation. Accepts donations for cats and dogs.

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Albany, NY:
Delmar, NY:
  • Kitten Angels
    154 Delaware Ave
    (518) 533-4904
    Non profit (501c3) organization which rescues abandoned, neglected and abused animals. They rehabilitate them, get them age appropriate vaccines and adopt them out to loving, forever homes.
Hempstead, NY
  • The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network)
    Mary Brennan INN Soup Kitchen
    100 Madison Avenue
    Non perishable food and toiletries items can be dropped off Mon-Fri from 9 am to 11 am and 2 pm to 4 pm.
Islip, NY:
  • The Presbyterian Church of Islip
    340 Main Street
    Has a food pantry. Food donations are accepted when the thrift store is open on Monday and Thursday between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and on Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. worship service.
New York City, NY:
Poughkeepsie NY (Dutchess County):
Millwood, NY:

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Bensalem, PA:
Chester, PA:
Collegeville, PA:
  • St James Episcopal Church
    3768 Germantown Pike
    Has an outreach house supporting almost 100 families. They take food, clothing, and household items.
Cresco, PA:
  • Innovation Church
    Community Food Pantry
    6048 Paradise Valley Road

    (570) 595-2000 ex 117
Hollidaysburg PA:
Middletown PA :
  • Fountain of Life Ministries
    290 Newberry Road
Morrisville, PA:
  • Holy Trinity Church
    Third Sunday of every month is grocery drop off during mass, or you can contact the rectory for other arrangements. They run a food bank for the local residents in need.
Philadelphia, PA:

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Milford, DE:
Newark, DE:
Wilmington, DE:

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Bridgeport, CT:
Brookfield, CT:
  • St Joseph Church
    163 Whisconier Road
    (203) 775-1035
Darien, CT:
Greenwich, CT:
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
    Drop off location: Christ Church Annex
    248 E. Putnam Avenue
    Hours M-F (and most Saturdays) 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Groton, CT:
  • Groton Food Locker
    2 Fort Hill Road
    Monday through Friday 8:30 – 4:30
Milford, CT:
  • St. Mary’s Church
    Gulf Street
    They take formula, too! There’s also a “Kids’ Closet” where they take new & gently used children’s clothing & gear.
Plainville, CT:
Wallingford, CT:

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Bloomington, IN

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Crothersville, IN:
  • Client’s Choice Food Pantry
    309 E Main Street
    Open third Saturday of every month from 8 am to 9 am and third Monday of every month from 6 pm to 7 pm. Non-perishable food donations can also be dropped off at the Clothes Cottage Thrift Store, which is in the same building, Monday through Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm.
    Arrangements for donating fresh produce, eggs, meat, and bread can be made during pantry hours.
Indianapolis, IN:
Elsberry, MO
  • Lincoln County Cupboard
    456 N. Main St.
    Elsberry, MO
Kirkwood, MO:
  • Kirkcare Food Pantry
    Serving the Kirkwood Area
    Drop food off at any church or Curves in Kirkwood
    P.O. Box 220652
St. Louis, MO:
  • Feed My People
    Kingston Road
    Accepts donations of food and personal care items.
  • Bi State Pet Food Pantry
    collects pets food and other pet supplies to be donated to needy families so they can keep their pets – donation bins are located in most St Louis area Petco stores.
  • Kirkwood United Methodist Church
    at Adams and Clay
    Drop off food items in the donations room weekdays during office hours or on Sunday morning.

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Ohio Food Banks & Shelters
Cincinnati, OH

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  • During the month of March, the Girl Scouts run Baby Bundles where they collect new unopened baby care items, clothing & baby food to donate to local charities and woman’s shelters. Contact your local chapter offices for more details about where to drop off items.
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  • Robin

    In Lansdale, Pennsylvania, I donate my extra extreme couponing efforts to: Manna on Main Street, 713 W. Main Street, Lansdale, PA 19446 or In addition to serving as a local food bank for persons and pets, they also provide meals 3 times a day to the economically challenged in our area.

  • Sarah

    In Grand County, CO I have been fortunate enough to start to be able to donate my extra coupon-ing treasures to our local food bank the Mountain Family Center. Our community is dependent on second homeowners and tourism, with the current economy our local food banks have been hit hard as have many nationwide. I have been trying to get others involved in clipping coupons, but it has proven to be difficult as many of the people that live in our community do not see the point as we do not have many retailers in our area and the ones we have are priced significantly higher as they label us as a “tourist” community. We need to get the word out that it is possible and does make a difference!

    Thank you for your help!


  • http://LivingRichwithCoupons Terry

    Took my Ajax deal, must buy 3/$4, less the $1/2 coupon over to my local animal shelter. Typically many shelter websites list things they need i.e. laundry detergent, bleach, food, toys etc.

  • Jami

    I am in Oklahoma and follow this site daily, I would like to be able to add a great place here in Tulsa to the list, the John 3:16 mission. It clothes, feeds and houses the homeless.

  • Martha

    Can you add St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank to your list?They service not only Somerset county, but Union County as well as Middlesex county.

    Their address is 99 Westervelt Ave., North Plainfield

  • loretta

    Don’t forget to donate that which you can not/will not use but get for free. There are so many in need out there that will be ever so greatful :)

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