Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Inc.

Rating: 3 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Disaster Aid, Food, Human Services

Location: 31 Evans Terminal Rd Hillside NJ 07205 USA

Mission: The Community Foodbank distributes 40 million pounds of food and other groceries in 18 New Jersey counties, serving over 1,100 charitable organizations where hungry people turn for help. Food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, child care centers, and senior programs. In addition to food distribution CFBNJ offers a job training program in which individuals receive the skills they need for jobs in the food-service industry. Our Kid's Division directly addresses children in need through it's Kids Closet, Kids Cafe, Tools 4 Schools and BackPack programs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Wow - I wrote this second review because the first one is pretty much exactly the opposite of how I feel. The FoodBank is VERY well-managed - when you go to volunteer, they immediately put you to work and you'll work hard. When you leave, you'll be amazed at how much your group accomplished in two short hours. The staff is well-informed, friendly, and always helps volunteers, always says thank you. In addition to collecting, sorting an distributing food, the FoodBank trains jobless in food service careers, provides school supplies to teachers whose students don't have basic supplies, and works with social agencies to provide children's clothing. Those are just SOME of the ways they fight poverty - I highly recommend visiting their website to learn more about their other programs, and visiting their warehouse to volunteer so you can see everything that they do, firsthand. I have volunteered there for several years, bringing a group to the warehouse monthly. I don't know all of their political leanings, nor do I care - I just know they help thousands of people.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

Not well managed. Doesn't do anything to fight poverty. Distributes food to hungry and poor. A Republican strong hold and social conservate enlistment.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A little

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Somewhat badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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