Couponing For a Cause: List of Food Banks & Shelters Accepting Donations

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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’d like to call it “Couponing For a Cause”.

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”    ~Mother Teresa

So thanks to all of you that contributed to this great list of Food Banks & Shelters.  Please feel free to leave more in the comments and the list will be updated.

Early next week, I will have a quick link on the right sidebar of the site so you can access it easily.


Asbury Park, NJ:

Bayville, NJ:

  • Faith Community United Methodist Church
    Hours: Tuesdays 9-11 am and 4-6 PM

Beachwood, NJ:

Bridgewater, NJ:

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

Cherry Hill Food Bank:

  • Cherry Hill Food Bank
    Chapel Ave. (behind and affiliated with St. Michael’s Church
  • JCC
    Springdale and Kresson Rds

East Hanover, NJ:

Clifton, NJ:

Clinton, NJ:

  • Open Cupboard Food Pantry
    37 Old Highway 22
    (908) 730-7320
    They also operate a thrift store to benefit the Food Pantry.

Egg Harbor Twp:

Hillsborough, NJ:

Hillside, NJ:

Lakewood, NJ:

Millburn, NJ:

Morris County, NJ:

Morristown, NJ:

  • Community Soup Kitchen
    They accept food, personal care items, and anything to help the homeless keep warm – long underwear, sleeping bags, etc
  • The Interfaith Food Pantry
    (973) 538-8049
    540a West Hanover Avenue
    Morristown, N.J. 07960
    Open for donation drop off Monday to Thursday, 9:00 to 4:30pm.

Pennsauken, 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.

Scotch Plains, NJ:

  • St. Bartholomew’s Church

Toms River, NJ:

  • Hunger Relief
  • Harbor House
    It is a safe haven for youth. They take donations relevant to younger people/teenagers.

Trenton/Lawrenceville, NJ:

Vernon, 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:

Wrightstown, NJ:

  • Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church
    42 Chesterfield Jacobstown Road

Zarephath, 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.



Albany, NY:

Delmar, NY:

  • Kitten Angels
    154 Delaware Ave
    (518) 533-4904
    They are a 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.

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.



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.

Hollidaysburg PA:

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:



Milford, DE:

Newark, DE:

Wilmington, DE:

  • Sunday Breakfast Mission
    An Overnight Shelter for homeless men and work with families in crisis. They cannot accept donations of anything containing any alcohol content (like mouthwash or cold medicine)



Bridgeport, CT:

Brookfield, CT:

  • St Joseph Church
    163 Whisconier Road
    (203) 775-1035

Milford, CT:

  • United Way of Milford
    Oversees 22 partner agencies in Milford – if you can’t find a place near you call your local United Way



Indianapolis, IN:



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.




  • 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.