How can I receive help with food?



Montclair Community Farms
(973) 744-1796
“Farm to Door” program for senior housing; items will be sold for affordable prices. Call for more information or email [email protected]. Anyone can purchase produce during sales; do not need to live in the housing complexes.

Human Needs Food Pantry
(973)-746-4669, 9 Label St., Montclair 07042
Eligibility restrictions apply.  Call for more information.

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Eligible seniors aged 60 and over are given $20 for season to purchase produce at participating farmers markets. Call for more information.

Prepared Meals

Chrill - Congregate Program
(973)-744-8103, ext. 244, 201 Bloomfield Ave., Verona 07044
Several sites in Essex County serving meals to people aged 60 and older. There is a $3 suggested donation. Call for information on specific locations and times.

Chrill - Meals on Wheels/Mobile Meals of Essex County
(973)-744-0473, 201 Bloomfield Ave., Verona 07044
Provision of nutritional meals to older persons age 60+ who are unable to prepare their own meals because of physical or mental disabilities. Meals are delivered to individuals’ homes. Service is targeted to those with the greatest economic or social need. There is a waiting list for free delivery.

Toni’s Kitchen
(973)-932-0768, 73 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair 07042
Located at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church; serves non-denominational lunch every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 11:30am. Dinner is served on Sundays at 5pm; open from 1-4pm most holidays. Some medical and mental health services offered.  Toni's Kitchen also provides prepared food for organizations serving low-income seniors.

The JCC MetroWest Kosher Meals on Wheels
Eligibility restrictions apply.  Call for more information.

MESH – Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless
(862)-621-9488, P.O. Box 1919, Montclair, NJ 07042-1919
The MESH Café evening meal program occurs nightly, Monday through Saturday, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at rotating locations throughout the Montclair community.

Salvation Army
(973)-744-3312, 13 Trinity Pl., Montclair 07042
Serves lunch at noon on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; hot breakfast Wednesday mornings at 9am; continental breakfast Monday-Friday at 9am.