Resource Directory: Basic needs

Welcome to Safe+Sound Somerset’s Resource Directory! The Resource Directory is a partial list of the resources available in our community, and is meant to be a starting point to help you identify services and providers. Please note that Safe+Sound Somerset cannot vouch for any of these resources. Search websites, ask for recommendations from friends and peers, and call or email a potential service provider to decide whether or not something is the right fit for you.

This Resource Directory will be updated regularly. S+SS reserves the right to choose which information we will publish.

If your organization would like to add or update a listing, please use this form.

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Buy Nothing Group – Somerville

Local Facebook giving network - Somerville area only

In Person / Virtual: Virtual
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Click "join group" and answer 3 questions - see group rules for more info

Buy Nothing Group- Montgomery/Rocky Hill

Local Facebook giving network - Montgomery and Rocky Hill only

In Person / Virtual: Virtual
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Click "join group" and answer 3 questions - see group rules for more info

Cooperative Housing Corporation

Housing services for seniors and subsidized housing available for those who qualify.

59 West End Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone: (908) 526-8130
Referal Form :Call to start process
How to Access: Call. You will be asked questions for a short intake

Emergency Food Pantry at SHIP Inc. (Samaritan Homeless Interim Program)

Food pantry for houseless individuals - clients of SHIP

87 E High St.
Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone: 908-393-9545
In Person / Virtual: In Person
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Call or arrive

Feeding Hands, Inc. – Main Pantry/Bridgewater

Food Pantry

1480 US 22 East (Building near former Somerville Lumber)
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Phone: 908-397-6452
In Person / Virtual: In Person
How to Pay: Free - bring documents outlined at http://www.feedinghandspantry.org/in-need/
Expected Wait Time: Arrive 30 minutes or more before closing. Your first visit will take a minimum of 30-45 minutes.
How to Access: Guests can visit 1x a month.

Feeding Hands, Inc. – Manville

Food Pantry

34 South Third Avenue (Emmanuel Baptist Church)
Manville, NJ 08835
Phone: 908-725-4522
In Person / Virtual: In Person
How to Pay: Free - bring documents outlined at http://www.feedinghandspantry.org/in-need/
Expected Wait Time: Arrive 30 minutes or more before closing. Your first visit will take a minimum of 30-45 minutes.
How to Access: Guests can visit 1x a month.

Food Bank Network of Somerset County: Bound Brook location

Food bank open to all Somerset County residents. Please call ahead before arriving to confirm days and times of food distribution. Updates Facebook often: https://www.facebook.com/The-Food-Bank-Network-of-Somerset-County-127492520658271

732-560-1813
Bound Brook Presbyterian Church, 409 Mountain Blvd.
Bound Brook, NJ
Phone: 732-560-1813
In Person / Virtual: In Person
Referal Form :No referral necessary
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Arrive - fill out application beforehand or there, provide home address and bring proof of residency

Food Bank Network of Somerset County: Main Pantry

Food bank open to all Somerset County residents, plus basic hygiene products

732-560-1813
7 Easy Street
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Phone: 732-560-1813
In Person / Virtual: In Person
Referal Form :No referral necessary
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Arrive - fill out application beforehand or there, provide home address and bring proof of residency

Food Bank Network of Somerset County: North Plainfield Location

Food bank open to all Somerset County residents. Please call ahead before arriving to confirm days and times of food distribution. Updates Facebook often: https://www.facebook.com/The-Food-Bank-Network-of-Somerset-County-127492520658271

732-560-1813
Vermuele Center, 614 Greenbrook Road
North Plainfield, NJ 08807
Phone: 732-560-1813
In Person / Virtual: In Person
Referal Form :No referral necessary
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Arrive - fill out application beforehand or there, provide home address and bring proof of residency

Food Bank Network of Somerset County: Somerville Location

Food bank open to all Somerset County residents. Please call ahead before arriving to confirm days and times of food distribution. Updates Facebook often: https://www.facebook.com/The-Food-Bank-Network-of-Somerset-County-127492520658271

732-560-1813
Shiloh Pentecostal Church, 139 Davenport St.
Somerville, NJ
Phone: 732-560-1813
In Person / Virtual: In Person
Referal Form :No referral necessary
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Arrive - fill out application beforehand or there, provide home address and bring proof of residency

Goodwill – Bound Brook, NJ

Local Goodwill store with low cost clothing, furniture, decor, etc.

(732) 469-2815
509 West Union Ave.
Bound Brook, NJ 08805
Phone: (732) 469-2815
In Person / Virtual: In person
How to Pay: Low cost
How to Access: Arrive

Harvest Family Success Center – For Hunterdon Residents

Family activities, workshops, and individual assistance for Hunterdon County residents

908-237-0465
5 East Main St.
Flemington, NJ 08822
Phone: 908-237-0465
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Call or arrive on site - call for COVID restrictions. Babysitting avail. upon request. Programs can be avail. in Spanish.

Hillsborough Freecycle

Free local, online giving community (Hillsborough)

How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Visit website to sign up

HOME of Somerset County, Inc.

Serves homeless families with children including emergency shelter

908-704-1920
98 West End Ave.
Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone: 908-704-1920
Referal Form :Referrals through Board of Social Services

Hunterdon County Freecycle

Free local, online giving community (Hunterdon County)

How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Visit website to sign up

Moms Helping Moms

Providing low income families with essential baby items - especially diapers.

223 Stirling Road, Suite E
Warren, NJ 00759
In Person / Virtual: N/A
How to Pay: Free

My Neighbor’s Boutique at Zarephath Christian Church

Affordable clothing shop - infant to adult plus size

Evelyn Raymondi
(732) 560-4001
595 Weston Canal Rd.
Somerset, NJ 08873
Phone: (732) 560-4001
How to Pay: Free (for clients of church pantry) or low cost
How to Access: Call or email to confirm current hours. Facebook page for updates/sales: https://www.facebook.com/MyNeighborsMinistriesZCC/

My Neighbor’s Pantry at Zarephath Christian Church

Food pantry serving families who are low income and/or facing crisis

Evelyn Raymondi
732-560-4001
2 Ministry Center Drive
Zarephath, NJ 08890
Phone: 732-560-4001
In Person / Virtual: In Person
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Arrive and bring proof of residency or form of ID. May want to call first to check changes in schedule.

NJ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Hotline

Info about the SNAP program

1-800-687-9512 
Phone: 1-800-687-9512 
How to Pay: Free

NORWESCAP

Variety of services for low-income residents of Northwest NJ, including Somerset County (but not food bank)

350 Marshall Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Phone: (908) 454-7000
In Person / Virtual: Both
How to Pay: Free for qualifying clients
How to Access: Call or fill out online form: https://norwescap.org/contact-us/

NORWESCAP Career and Life Transitions Center for Women – Hunterdon County ocation

Supports women and displaced homemakers re-entering the workforce

84 Park Ave., Suite E-103
Flemington, NJ 08822
Phone: 908-788-1453
How to Pay: Free to qualifying clients. Check website for eligibility or call/email
How to Access: Call to make appt or for info - no walkins

NORWESCAP Career and Life Transitions Center for Women – Somerset County Location

Supports women and displaced homemakers re-entering the workforce

170 Watchung Ave.
North Plainfield, NJ 07060
Phone: 908-900-0060
In Person / Virtual: Virtual
How to Pay: Free to qualifying clients. Check website for eligibility or call/email
How to Access: Call to make appt or for info - no walkins

NORWESCAP Woman, Infants, and Children (WIC) -Somerset County Center

Parents can apply - provides food for women, infants and children up to age 5 with additional supportive health services.

908-685-8282
120 Finderne Ave #4
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Phone: 908-685-8282
How to Pay: Free to qualifying clients
How to Access: Call

Pete’s Place at Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

Essential items for pregnant women and children under 5

1-888-551-6217 (Central Intake)
30 Silverline Drive, 2nd Floor, Suite 1
North Bruswick, NJ 08902
Phone: 1-888-551-6217 (Central Intake)
How to Pay: Free for those who qualify
How to Access: Must call to connect

Plainfield Freecycle

Free local, online giving community (Plainfield area)

How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Visit website to sign up

Raritan Food Pantry

Food pantry for the Raritan community. Clients can visit 1x a week, but call main number if looking for 2x.

28 Thompson St.
Raritan, NJ 08869
Phone: (908) 824-5003
In Person / Virtual: In Person
How to Pay: Free - bring ID.
How to Access: Arrive in person and bring ID. As of 8/2021, indoor shopping is allowed.

Salvation Army (formerly in Bound Brook)

Food bank open to all Somerset County residents. Also offering diaper bank and other services

615 Watchung Ave
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Phone: 732-481-0307
In Person / Virtual: In Person
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Show up in person, bring proof of address and photo ID

SHIP (Samaritan Homeless Interim Program)

Wide range of services for houseless individuals

908-393-9545
87 E High St.
Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone: 908-393-9545
In Person / Virtual: In Person
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Call or arrive

Simuel Whitfield Simmons Organization

Community services for families and youth

732-246-1585
P.O. Box 1422
Somerset, NJ 08875
Phone: 732-246-1585
How to Access: Call for updated info

Soldier On

Services for veterans at risk of being homeless (covers several states)

425 N. Main St. Building 6
Leeds, MA 01053
Phone: 1-866-406-8449
In Person / Virtual: In person
Referal Form :https://wesoldieron.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/53-ReferalForm-5.20.19.pdf
How to Access: Call. Service provider can fill out referral form.

Somerset County Social Services

Main hub for county public assistance (includes TANF, Work First, EITC, SNAP)

908-561-9400
391-D Somerset Street
North Plainfield, NJ 07060
Phone: 908-561-9400
In Person / Virtual: Location temporarily closed during COVID
How to Access: Visit website for more info about programs

Somerset County Social Services

Main hub for county public assistance (includes TANF, Work First, EITC, SNAP)

732-846-6499
630 Franklin Blvd #110
Somerset, NJ 08873
Phone: 732-846-6499
How to Access: Visit website for more info about programs

Somerset County Social Services – Central Office

Main hub for county public assistance (includes TANF, Work First, EITC, SNAP)

(908) 526-8800
73 East High Street
Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone: (908) 526-8800
How to Access: Visit website for more info about programs

Somerville Freecycle

Free local, online giving community (Somerville)

How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Visit website to sign up

The Clothes Closet at St. John’s Episcopal Church

Features gently-used, low cost clothing, shoes, and accessories for men, women, and children

(908) 722-1250
158 W High St.
Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone: (908) 722-1250
In Person / Virtual: In person
How to Pay: Low cost
How to Access: Free parking in back lot behind church or on street - enter from back parking lot

United Way Of Northern Jersey

Resources and services for people impacted by crises - to meet basic needs

973-993-1160
222 Ridgedale Ave, Suite 301
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Phone: 973-993-1160
How to Access: Call or view website for info