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Where You Can Donate

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Community Food Bank of NJ - is currently distributing over 100,000 lbs of food daily to families displaced by Hurricane Sandy.
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey has been working closely with New Jersey Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster (VOAD), the Red Cross, and the Salvation Army to respond to the needs of the many New Jersey Residents who have been affected by the devastation. This link provides access to an online donation portal as well as a handy list of what is needed by the food banks. 

Jersey Cares, a nonprofit organization, established in 1993, recruits and engages volunteers in rewarding, effective efforts that address community-identified needs. We partner with local nonprofits to identify needs and implement volunteer projects to meet these needs. The link below shows a list of agencies statewide and their "wish list"

This link will bring you to a list of volunteer opportunities, compiled by the NJ 2-1-1 Partnership, a subsidiary of the United Ways of New Jersey which, in 2002, was designated by the Board of Public Utilities as sole administrator. The United Ways of New Jersey work to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. 

New Jersey's First Lady Mary Pat Christie founded this 501(c)3 non-profit organization to help fill in the gap for families affected by the hurricane. 

A private citizen compiled a detailed list in a Google Docs spreadsheet containing a variety of locations throughout NJ. It lists street addresses where applicable, phone numbers and web addresses as well as wish lists for each.

Rutgers and the Red Cross are collection cash only donations at this weekend's home game at High Point Solutions Stadium this Saturday when Rutgers plays Army. The Rutgers athletic department is selling red "STRONG" tee shirts to raise money for the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. 


In Nutley the Parks and Recreation Stuff-A-Bus is requesting donations of any non-perishable items, cases of water, personal hygiene items and new clothing donations at the Recreation Department, located at 44 Park Ave., until Wednesday, November 14.  Items may be dropped off during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m in the main office.  Special drop-off hours have also been arranged on Saturday, November 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Items will be distributed to the Southern New Jersey Counties affected by Sandy on Nov. 14.


Passaic County: Donate food to the Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, known as VOAD, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. daily at its headquarters at 189 Berdan Ave., Wayne. Call 973-694-6466 or 973-686-3660 to volunteer.

Bergen County: Drop off new clothing, non-perishable food, hand sanitizer, pet food for dogs and cats, and gift cards from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at Community Transportation, 178 Essex St. in Lodi; St. Margaret of Cortona Church, 31 Chamberlain Ave. in Little Ferry; and at the Midland Park Senior Center, 46-50 Center St., Midland Park.  

Monmouth County: Middletown's Thompson Park, 805 Newman Springs Road, is the only place donations will be accepted such as water, toiletries and clothes, non-perishable foods and snacks, toiletries, hygiene items, blankets

Ocean County: An official list of locations in Ocean County to donate food, clothing, toiletries, pillows and blankets


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