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Walk-In Dinner Program

Family Promise of Bergen County walk-in dinner program to address food insecurity

Food Distribution Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Family Promise currently has volunteer opportunities at our Walk-In Dinner Program in Hackensack. 

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Family Promise has been committed to feeding the hungry since 1991. Over the past 32 years we have served well over 1.3 million meals. Thanks to the dedication and commitment of Family Promise volunteers, the Walk-in Dinner program has not missed a single day. Even a global pandemic could not stop this program from delivering on its promise to feed our neighbors in need! Our thanks to all of the amazing food providers and also to the volunteers on site who have been tirelessly packing up and distributing meals.

Status of the Walk-in Dinner program as of July, 2023

Cooking, catering, or monetary donations are all options to provide a meal at the WIDP.

We are currently providing dinner for an average of 175-200 guests per day.

The shelter has approximately 50 residents. The remainder of the meals are distributed at the loading dock to those in need from the greater community, including families. All shelter residents are now served on plates. All other meals are packed to go.

A team of eight volunteers per day is scheduled in advance for the following week.

For more information on current needs, or on how you can help this urgent issue of food insecurity among our neighbors, please email Director of Volunteers Margo Heller, mheller@bergenfamilypromise.org.

Family Promise of Bergen County walk-in dinner program for community