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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. 

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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 September, 2022

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

We are currently providing dinner for between 150-170 people per day.

The shelter has reopened but with reduced occupancy.  However, all meals are still being packed up for distribution in the dining room, as well as to the community at the loading dock.  Buffet style service has not resumed to date and we have no information as to when that may happen.   Delivery to local motels continues for those in need.

Anyone volunteering at the shelter must be fully vaccinated. 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 or your organization can get involved, please email the Director of Volunteers, Margo Heller, mheller@bergenfamilypromise.org, or call us at (201) 833-8009.

Family Promise of Bergen County delivers meals during pandemic