The mission of The Food Brigade is to ensure that no child or adult in New Jersey goes hungry.Our focus is on reaching those who "fall through the cracks" in existing services.
We provide food, in the form of both prepared meals and fresh and packaged foods, to local families and individuals dealing with hunger and food insecurity.We perform these services through the use of volunteers who assist with food acquisition, transport, preparation, distribution, and delivery.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding lock-down, food insecurity has skyrocketed. As the need has increased, so has the scope of our hunger-relief operations.
The Food Brigade Inc. is a proud Partner and Distributing Agency of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, the largest food bank in the State; Feed the Children, the international hunger-relief organization; and Table to Table, New Jersey's largest food rescue operation.
We are an approved Local Distribution Agency (LDA) of USDA food through TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program), and New Jersey Department of Agriculture food through the SFPP (State Food Purchase Program).
We have been awarded the PLATINUM Seal of Transparency from Candid / GuideStar.
Charity Navigator has given us a score of 100% for "Culture & Community" (an assessment of our culture and connectedness to the community we serve) and 100% for "Leadership & Adaptability" (an assessment of our leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve our mission).