Help is here

Highways Food Bank serves families in need

The food bank is open to residents year round.
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The food bank is open to residents year round.

Mayor James Davis reminded Bayonne residents that the Highways Food Bank offers food to needy families and individuals throughout the year.

“The Highways Food Bank distributes food that is available on a regular basis,” Davis said. “People in the community should be aware that this program is available to help them in their times of need.”

The Highways Food Bank is at 155 Broadway, at the corner of 5th Street, directly across the street from Trinity Church. It’s open Monday through Friday, except holidays, from noon until 3 p.m.

In 2018, the food bank moved from its former location on Hobart Avenue, where it was replaced by housing. It is now in a former Pamrapo Savings Bank branch.

Don’t go hungry 

When coming to the food bank for the first time, bring a photo ID for all adults in the household and birth certificates for children under 18. Proof of address, such as rent bill or receipt, and proof of current income are required.

Bring reusable bags as well.

After the first visit, people need only bring their photo IDs and bags. Individuals and families are entitled to food every two weeks.

The food bank receives donated groceries from local stores and other food distributors. Highways is associated with Trinity Parish in Bergen Point. The food bank serves people in need regardless of their religious affiliation.

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