Action Against Hunger®

This year’s Food Drive will be held on Sunday, October 6th in Bergen, Morris, Essex and Passaic Counties.

For every dollar you donate, the pantries can buy $11 worth of food.

Donate using our secure website or send your check to Action Against Hunger, PO Box 75, Hackensack, NJ 07602.


Drop-Off Locations

Please bring non-perishible grocery items to the locations listed at the link below. For a full list of items we accept, view our Most Needed Items section.


All donations no matter how small will receive a receipt.


Welcome to Action Against Hunger®

A community service program administered by the Foundation of Northern NJ Inc., formerly known as North Jersey Media Group Foundation. The program runs the largest one-day food drive in the metropolitan area and has helped feed those in need in North Jersey since 1991.

About Us

Most Needed Items

(Please, nothing in glass)

  • Canned meat & fish
  • Canned fruit & 100% fruit juice
  • Canned pasta, stew, chili, hearty soup
  • Canned tomatoes, vegetables, pasta sauce
  • Pasta, white & brown rice, dried beans
  • Cold cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix
  • Peanut butter & jelly
  • Powered or evaporated milk, Parmalat
  • Baby food, formula, diapers, pull ups
  • Toilet paper & paper towels

Please include low-sugar and low-sodium foods for special needs population

What’s It Worth

For every dollar that you donate, many pantries can buy $11 worth of food using wholesale discounts.


What’s It Worth What’s It Worth
What We Have Done With Your Help What We Have Done With Your Help

What We Have Done With Your Help

In 2018 alone, thousands of our hungry neighbors were fed through our support of the Center for Food Action, MEND (Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity), Interfaith Food Pantry and CUMAC.

Last year’s (2018) food drive brought in over 24 tons of food with an average retail value of approx. “$76,000”.*

*Source: Community FoodBank of NJ, Inc.

What We Want To Achieve

Please help us reach the more than 200,000 households that depend on food supplied by our state’s food pantries.

How You Can Help

Action Against Hunger® serves over 10 North Jersey pantries in four counties: Bergen, Passaic, Morris and Essex. These pantries serve the community year-round.