Additional Resources

Food & Nutrition Resources

Food Pantries
Food pantries are places where people in need can access food.

School Breakfast Program
The School Breakfast Program (SBP) provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or no-cost breakfasts to children each school day in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions.

School Lunch Program
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or no-cost lunches to children each day.

Special Milk Program
The Special Milk Program (SMP) provides milk to children in schools and child care institutions who do not participate in other federal meal service programs.

After School Snack Program
The After school Snack Program helps children fully engage in afterschool programming by filling the hunger gap many children face in the afternoon and early evening.

Child and Adult Care Food Program
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) helps child and adult care institutions and family or group day care homes provide nutritious foods to young children, at-risk youth, and adults who are chronically impaired.

Women Infants & Children(WIC)
WIC is a preventive public health nutrition program that provides nutrition and breastfeeding education, nutritious foods, and improved access to regular health care and social services to low and moderate-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women and young children with, or at risk of developing nutrition-related health problems.

Senior Farmers’ Market Program
The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides low-income seniors with access to locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious, domestically sourced and produced food, known as USDA Foods.

New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) offers information on healthy eating and active lifestyle choices.

Good Food Bucks
City Green's Good Food Buck program is a SNAP-Doubling nutrition incentive program for fruits and vegetables at farmers markets, grocery stores, and other fresh-food retailers. For every $1 you spend with your SNAP Families First EBT Card at participating locations, you receive a Good Food Bucks coupon or discount for your fresh produce purchases.

Fresh Match Program
Fresh Match is a nutritional incentive program whose goal is to increase accessibility to fresh fruits and vegetables. We provide one dollar for every dollar spent on fresh fruits and vegetables, up to ten dollars each week, to customers using a store loyalty card, a store loyalty number, and SNAP benefits on a Families First card.

Housing & Energy Resources

Energy Assistance Programs
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs offers access to several energy assistance programs such as the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) and the Universal Service Fund (USF) programs.

Housing Assistance Programs
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs offers access to several housing assistance programs such as the State Rental Assistance Program and Housing Choice Voucher.

New Jersey Lifeline
The Lifeline utility assistance program offers an annual utility benefit and is administered by the New Jersey Division of Aging Services.

SNAP Utility Program
NJ SNAP Utility Program (SNAP-UP) is an energy assistance program to help offset the cost of energy for certain SNAP households.  The SNAP-UP is not something you have to apply for; if you are eligible, you will automatically receive a $21 payment on your Families First card to be used to help you pay for your energy expenses.

Medical Resources

New Jersey FamilyCare
NJ FamilyCare provides health coverage to a variety of populations and includes a wide-range of services such as: doctor visits, hospital services, prescriptions, vision care, mental health care, dental, nursing home care and other healthcare services.

Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged & Disabled (PAAD)
The Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) program is a state-funded program that helps eligible seniors and individuals with disabilities save money on their prescription drug costs.

Financial Resources

Work First New Jersey (WFNJ)
WFNJ provides temporary cash assistance, and many other support services, to families through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) as well as to individuals and couples without children through our General Assistance (GA) program.

Child Support
The child support program helps ensure financial stability for kids by helping parents establish court ordered child support, and with the collection and disbursement of child support payments.

Child Care
The New Jersey Child Care Subsidy Program can help lower-income families who are working, in training, or a combination of these activities to pay to a portion of their child care.

New Jersey Career Connections

New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator

New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority