There's a new way to CHECK-OUT HUNGER... And it's just in time.

1.2 million people in New Jersey qualify for food assistance of some kind.

Over 400,000 are children.

No one in the Garden State should go hungry, especially not our children.

Since 1991, millions of people have supported CHECK-OUT HUNGER & New Jersey's Food Banks by adding a donation to their grocery order at the check-out aisle. CHECK-OUT HUNGER is not just in supermarkets anymore...

About Check-Out Hunger

CHECK-OUT HUNGER, an annual front-end awareness and fund raiser for the New Jersey Federation of Food Banks, is back for its 21st year this fall. This campaign, which began in New Jersey, is run at supermarket chains across the northeast to benefit Feeding America Food Banks. It has raised more than $1 Million per year for the New Jersey Federation of Food Banks for four consecutive years.

Legal Services of New Jersey reports that the poverty rate in New Jersey in just two years has jumped from 8.7 to 10.3 percent. The same report says because of the high cost of living in New Jersey, "true poverty" in our state contains anyone living below 200 percent of the official federal poverty level. That equates to about one out of every four adults (more than 2 million people) and includes about one of every three children (600,000 kids) in our state living in true poverty and in need of our services.

Since 1991, millions of people have supported the program at food markets and online at To donate online, please click here.


Participating food markets include A&P, Fairway of Paramus, Food Basics, Foodtown, Genuardi's, Kings, Pathmark, ShopRite, Super Fresh, Wawa, and Wegmans.

NRG Energy, an energy provider located in Princeton, is once again the statewide sponsor of CHECK-OUT HUNGER.


This campaign was developed by the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in conjunction with the New Jersey Food Council and supermarket chains with headquarters in New Jersey. Currently the Community FoodBank of New Jersey administers the regional campaign with 14 chains for 32 food banks and affiliates in 9 states and the District of Columbia.