• 33 E. Midland Ave., #214, Paramus, NJ 07653
  • 201.614.4414
Our mission is to feed the hungry and the food insecure.
Mission Statement

Our mission is to feed the hungry and the food insecure.

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.
Our operations include the distribution of bulk food + prepared meals.
Who We Are

Our operations include the distribution of bulk food + prepared meals.

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.



The Food Brigade is fortunate to be supported by a number of local, national, and international corporations and organizations, including:

Starbucks Foundation
United Way of Bergen County
American Eagle Outfitters Foundation
Greenland Dairy
First Commerce Bank
Visions CARES - Visions Federal Credit Union
Greater Bergen REALTORS Care Foundation
ShopRite Supermarkets
Stop & Shop Supermarkets
ACME Foundation
Sovos Brands - Rao's Specialty Foods
Bogota Savings Bank Charitable Foundation
Holy Name Medical Center Foundation
Alfred N. Sanzari Family Foundation
Gattefosse Corporation
In the Words of Our Recipients, Partners, & Donors

THIS IS OUR "WHY" (swipe left to scroll)

We Need Your Help!

Join the fight against hunger & food insecurity

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).


Community FoodBank of NJ
Feed the Children
Candid / GuideStar