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Walk-In Dinner Program

30th anniversary of family promise walk-in dinner program

Food Distribution Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Family Promise currently has volunteer opportunities at our Walk-In Dinner Program in Hackensack.  Board President Paul Shackford is scheduling each week’s volunteers.  Learn more

Family Promise has been committed to feeding the hungry since 1991. Over the past 30 years we have served well over 1.2 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 December, 2021

Some groups have continued to cook throughout the Covid pandemic. Many others have catered and supported local restaurants or donated funds towards the purchase of meals and supplies.The shelter is slowly reopening. However, we are also still delivering to motels and distributing meals to the community at the loading dock. All meals are still being packed to go and there is no service in the dining room at this time. Anyone volunteering at the shelter must be fully vaccinated.

For more information on how your organization can get involved, or to schedule a date, please email our Director of Volunteers, Margo Heller, mheller@bergenfamilypromise.org, or call us at (201) 833-8009.

Family Promise of Bergen County delivers meals during pandemic