Lutherans Feeding Friends provides food pantry assistance to fight hunger in your community

Food pantries, which are congregationally based feeding ministries that previously provided emergency, intermittent help to New Jersey families in need are now being increasingly relied on as a primary food source. Shelves are emptying and lines for help are lengthening.

Two kinds of action are required: a swift response to this pressing problem, and a long-range strategy that will help keep these food pantries operating efficiently for a long time to come.

Lutherans Feeding Friends, a grant-based program, is designed to provide financial assistance to support food pantries, soup kitchens, and other feeding programs. These ministries, generally run by Lutheran congregations, supply food to anyone who is hungry, regardless of religious affiliation.

All congregations that receive funds through Lutherans Feeding Friends are required to report back on how funds are used, how many people are served, and other pertinent information. The goal is to provide assistance for a specified period, so that food pantries will become robust enough to be self-sufficient.

LSMNJ’s foundation, the Lutheran Foundation of New Jersey, has established a fund to grant seed money to provide financial support. In addition, Lutherans Feeding Friends seeks funding from individuals, corporations and foundations to help support this important program.

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Grant Application

To learn more about this grant or to apply, contact our Vice President, Philanthropy & Mission Advancement, at 609-699-4138 or click here to send an email.

Congregations Receiving Grants

You can help!

To support Lutherans Feeding Friends in New Jersey, individual contributions are needed. Donate Now to Lutherans Feeding Friends and be sure to designate your donation to Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey in the drop down box.