Pierre Touissant Food Pantry

520 Martin Luther King Blvd - Newark, NJ - 07102 | (973) 482 0625

Food Pantry


Pierre Toussaint Food Panty has been serving the needy of Newark for the past 30 years. As an emergency food assistance program we offer food assistance at the end of each month to registered clients and of course we respond to emergency situations whenever we are able.

As a member of the Catholic Charities MEND Food Network we endeavor to Meet Emergency Needs with Dignity. Each month we serve over 350 households - totaling over 800 men, women and children. We have seen an increase of those looking for assistance including the working poor, senior citizens and newly unemployed.

In 2010 we served over 7,433 men, women, and children. In 2008 we touched over 6,000 men, women and children.




1st and 2nd Saturdays 11:30AM - 12:30 PM


  • Referral Letter
  • Current ID
  • Proof of Income or Assistance
  • Verification of Children/dependents

Hours of Operation


3rd and 4th Fridays for Singles 10:00AM - Noon
3rd and 4th Fridays for Families 10:00AM - Noon