New Community Corporation Emergency Food Pantry

220 Bruce St - Newark, NJ - 07103 | (973) 623 6114

Mission Statement


To help residents of inner cities improve the quality of their lives to reflect individual God-given dignity and personal achievement.



  • Valid New Jersey photo identification
  • Proof of income
  • Birth certificate of children

Food Pantry


Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting the 16th of the month.

In addition to the food distributions that begin the 16th of each month, our Emergency Food Pantry also periodically gives out fresh, perishable food commodities that are provided by the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.

Total families served in 2013 = 1,791 Total people (adults and children) served in 2013 = 3,018

Examples Of Food Items Distributed:

  • Whole chicken/chicken leg quarters/whiting fillets
  • Eggs
  • Apple sauce
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Orange juice
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Cereal
  • Tuna fish

Pantry History


The Emergency Food Pantry opened in March of 2012. Previously, New Community Corporation offered dozens of nutrition programs funded by federal, state, county and municipal agencies.

How To Donate


New Community’s Emergency Food Pantry needs your donations. Please bring food items to our Health and Social Services Office at 220 Bruce Street, Newark, NJ 07103. We also accept monetary donations. Checks can be mailed to 220 Bruce Street and made out to “New Community Corporation” with “food pantry” in the memo. Our four other collection sites in Newark for non-perishable foods are located at the following sites:


  • NCC Extended Care Facility, 266 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103
  • NCC Family Resource Success Center, 131-185 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ 07103
  • NCC Workforce Development Center, 201 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ 07103
  • St. Joseph Plaza, 233 West Market Street, Newark, NJ 07103


Food donation boxes are marked with yellow signs and located near the building entrances.

Referrals For Other Services


Individuals who visit the New Community Emergency Food Pantry also receive referrals to other services within the New Community network, such as housing, our one-stop Family Resource Success Center, Extended Care Facility, Adult Medical Day Care, utility assistance, applying for food stamps, New Community Federal Credit Union, our transitional housing facility for homeless families called Harmony House, and vocational training programs at our Workforce Development Center, among other services.

Partnering Agencies


  • Community Food Bank of New Jersey
  • Adelaide L. Sanford Charter School
  • Catholic Charities
  • Saint Andrew’s Church
  • Saint Vincent Academy
  • WBGO

For more information, call New Community Health and Social Services at 973-623-6114