Highland Park Community Food Pantry

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The Highland Park Community Food Pantry is a volunteer run organization that was established in the year 2000 to provide non-perishable food to anyone in need of food or who is food insecure.  Make an appointment with Nicole Huff at 732-819-0052 at the Highland Park Community Center.

Accessing the Food Pantry

Visit the pantry located in the Senior Youth Center, 220 South 6th Ave, Highland Park, NJ on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 9:00am - 10:45am and 6:00pm - 7:00 pm and on the Saturdays of those weeks from 9:30am - 10:30am.

If you have a true emergency food situation outside of normal distribution days/times. Please call Nicole Huff at the Senior/Youth Center during regular business hours Monday, Wednesday & Thursday; 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Tuesday; 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday; 8:00am to 1:00pm. Outside of regular business hours EMERGENCIES ONLY contact at 908-410-7618.

We are always looking for volunteers. If interested email or call Nicole Huff at 732-819-0052 or visit us on Facebook.


If you have a large donation of food, please email or call the food pantry to arrange a drop-off.

Canisters for cash donations are on the counters of several stores in town.

Donations may also be made by check. Make checks payable to the Borough of Highland Park with "Food Pantry" indicated in the memo field. Mail donations to Senior/Youth Center, c/o Highland Park Food Pantry, 220 South 6th Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904.

What to Donate

The pantry accepts any non-perishable food or toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc.) but we especially need:


  • Hot/Cold Cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Fruit
  • Dry or UHT Milk
  • Spaghetti/Spaghetti Sauce
  • Rice
  • Tuna
  • Canned Meats
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Baby Food

Please be aware that for safety reasons we are unable to accept vitamins, medicines, alcohol, or foods that are past their expiration dates.

Distribution Calendar