The following resources are listed on the NJ211.org website:

Hurricane Sandy Recovery in Full Force

Throughout the state, recovery efforts are well underway. On this page and those linked to it you will find information about FEMA assistance and how to apply; clean-up resources and local recovery efforts. NJ 2-1-1 staff is in direct contact with VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Assisting in Disaster) and state and local government officials. As we learn of resources we will post to this site. Our resource specialists are available to assist you as well.

See the most recent State EOC Situation Report - this report will provide information on roadway closures, mass transit, shelter capacity numbers (for locations see our listing below) and emergency situations throughout the state.

There is a lot of misinformation circulating on social networks. Go to the FEMA Hurricane Sandy webpage and scroll down to the rumor control section for an on-going list of rumors and their true or false status.

Use Social Media to find Gas, Business Openings, Charging Stations 
New Jersey residents are using the #njgas tag on Twitter to share what gas stations are open and information about the lines. People also are hunting for places where they can charge cellular phones and mobile devices so they can stay connected. Libraries are one option, but the malls are another. They're also able to use free wireless in the malls. Like with gas information, New Jersey residents are using the #njopen hashtag on Twitter to share information on what businesses are open and if they have charging and wireless access.

Call 2-1-1
If you have a need and you don't know where to turn, dial 2-1-1 and we will do our best to find the community resource that will help. NJ 2-1-1 is keeping track of all of the needs expressed by callers and we are in contact with agencies and services in all of the affected areas. If we can't find resources to direct you to when you call, we will do our best to find an answer and call you back.

Road Conditions and Public Transportation

To find the most current information on coastal evacuation routes, road conditions throughout the storm and public transportation closings, go to 511NJ. We will post as alerts come in from government officials.

Visit the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey website for an update on current conditions at area airports, PATH service, tunnel and bridge closures, bus terminals, ports and all of the latest pertinent news.

Businesses Reported Open in NJ

The NJ Office of Emergency Management has compiled a list of gas stations, pharmacies, restaurants and hotels in NJ that are open for business. Find out what's open.

Grocery Stores
Another list was provided to NJ 2-1-1 from the NJ Regional Operations & Intelligence Center (NJ ROIC). As with all disaster resources, the information is subject to change without notice. Find an open grocery store.Find an open ShopRite.

Gas Stations Open 
New Jersey residents are using the #njgas tag on Twitter to share what gas stations are open and information about the lines.Find a gas station with information on fuel availability.
Listing of Hess Stations with Availability noted.

RxResponse will activate an online service in the afternoon on 10.29.12 which will inform people of all registered pharmacies that are open during the hurricane. The service works by tracking pharmacies that have submitted electronic prescription billing activity in the previous 24 hours. Find out which pharmacies are open in your area.

Outage Updates

Power Outage Updates
Atlantic City Electric
Jersey Central Power & Light
Orange & Rockland
PSE&G CustomersRead the latest PSE&G News
Phone Outages
Verizon

Drinking Water Advisories

Power outages have occurred in many municipalities as a result of storm waters. Public Water Utilities in these areas are recommending specific safety precautions be taken to be sure that the water is safe for drinking, cooking, bathing and washing. To find out what is recommended in your area, contact your local municipality or call your water company.

If you get your water from a private well, flush the well until the water is clear and free of sediment. To do this, attach a hose to an outside spigot and turn the water on. After the water is clear, then test the well for coliform bacteria. Do not drink the water until it has been tested if your well was under floodwater or if the water was dirty or cloudy when you turned it on. 

Use bottled or boiled water until the testing can be done. To properly boil water, bring water to a rolling boil and hold it there for one minute. Let it cool and use as needed for drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, washing hands and for your pets.

Call your local health department for information on disinfecting private wells.

Boil Water Advisories in Effect
As of 11.6.12 a boil water advisory is currently in effect for these towns for 48 hours: Carteret, Woodbridge, Edison, South Amboy, Highland Park, East Brunswick and Metuchen.

Food Assistance

Disaster Food Stamps (DSNAP) are not yet available in New Jersey. Additionally, the rumor about FEMA providing $300 food vouchers is not true. If you are in need of food, visit endhunger.org where you will find a food pantry in your area.

State and Local Resources

American Red Cross
The Red Cross provides immediate emergency assistance to people affected by disaster, such as; shelter, food and water, health and mental health services to address basic human needs. The goal of Red Cross disaster relief is to enable individuals and families to resume their normal daily activities independently. The Red Cross also feeds emergency workers, handles inquiries from concerned family members outside the disaster area, provides blood and blood products to disaster victims, and helps those affected by disaster to access other available resources. Find your local Red Cross Chapter.

Emergency Shelter/Reception Areas/Warming Centers and Municipal Announcements
In the initial stage of response and recovery the American Red Cross and municipalities open emergency shelters throughout distressed areas in our state.Below is a list of shelters that are run by the state, local municipalities, or the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross also has a site that lists shelters they have opened in response to the storm. In most cases you will find these shelters listed below but you can also check their site. Find a Red Cross shelter in your area. Also included in this list are Reception Areas where residents will find varying kinds of amenities depending upon the location such as free wi-fi and charging stations as well as coffee and snacks.

Included in this table are also any special announcements we have received from government officials.

County Shelter/Warming Center/Meals/
Other Local Resources
Additional Notes
Atlantic Atlantic County has devoted a website to emergency preparedness, response and recover. In addition to the website the county has established an emergency information hotline at 1-866-704-4636 where residents may call to receive information. Residents are also encouraged to register with the county's Community Notification System to receive email or text alerts.
  Atlantic City, Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Blvd Shelter Open
Bergen   County will open shelters as need arises. Contact Bergen County OEM at 201.785.5757 if you are in need of emergency shelter.
  Englewood,First Presbyterian Church, East Palisade Avenue RECEPTION AREA - free wi-fi and charging stations as well as coffee and sacks. Open to the public.
  Hackensack, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 260 Central Ave. Warming Center Open: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm; May have charging stations, showers, food, other hygiene items
  Mahwah, Law and Public Safety Building, 281 Campgaw Rd. Shelter Open
  Mahwah, Ramapo Colleg Old Gym Warming Center - Showers and bathrooms available for Mahwah residents only (bring your own toiletries and towels); open from 8:00 am - 10:00 pm; charge cell phones and computers as well; parking in lot A & B
  Mahwah, Police Department Charge your phone and computer starting at 8:30 am 11.2.12
  Moonachie, Red Neck Grove, (John Stevens Baseball Field) PSE&G Customer Service Center - providing ice, drinking water and power strips for recharging devices; Open 8 a.m.-4p.m.
  Paramus, Bleshman School, 333 E Ridgwood Ave Shelter Open
  Paramus, Paramus Park Mall PSE&G Customer Service Center - providing ice, drinking water and power strips for recharging devices; 8a.m. - 4p.m.
Burlington Burlington Township, Fountain of Life Center , 2035 Columbus Rd Shelter Open; can take people with medical needs and pets
  Pemberton, Burlington County College Main Campus, 601 Pemberton Brows Mills Rd. Shelter Open; No power after 10:00PM
  New Lisbon Development Center  
Camden No shelters open at this time  
Cape May No shelters open at this time  
Cumberland No shelters open at this time  
Essex Newark Newark's Non-Emergency Call Center will be operational beginning at 6 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 28, and will remain open until further notice. Residents can report hurricane-related incidents or concerns to (973) 733-4311.
  Newark, 502 Summer Avenue HOT MEALS being served
  Newark, 595 Mt. Prospect Avenue HOT MEALS being served
  Newark, 444 Mt. Prospect Avenue HOT MEALS being served
  Newark, 136 Tiffany Boulevard HOT MEALS being served
  Newark, 1 Court Street HOT MEALS being served
  Newark, 2 Speedway Drive HOT MEALS being served
  Newark, 285 Burnett St. HOT MEALS being served
  Newark, 1060 Broad St. HOT MEALS being served
  South Orange, The First Baptist Church of South Orange, 103 Valley Street WARMING CENTER: OPEN:9:00am- 9:00pm; Provideshot and cold beverages and the ability to charge your cell phone,
limited Internet access.
  West Orange, Cody Arena, 560 Northfield Ave Shelter Open
  Livingston High School Shelter Open
  Fire Academy Training Center Shelter Open
  JFK Rec Center Shelter Open
Gloucester No shelters open at this time  
Hudson Access special bulletins for Jersey City. Meal Distribution in Hudson County.
  Bayonne, 550 Avenue A Hurricane Sandy victims can get their dinner at 5 p.m on 11.2.12 Donated by Goya Foods
  Hoboken, CVS Parking Lot
59 Washington Ave.
PSE&G Customer Service Center - providing ice, drinking water and power strips for recharging devices, and food; Open 24/7
  Jersey City
Westside and Claremont Ave
PSE&G Customer Service Center - providing ice, drinking water and power strips for recharging devices and food; Open 8:00 am - noon
  Bethune Center Shelter Open
  Colin Powell Elementary School Shelter Open
  Dickinson High School Shelter Open
  JFK School Shelter Open
  Middle School 4 Shelter Open
  Midtown Community School Shelter Open
  Musto Library Shelter Open
  North Bergen High, 7417 JFK Blvd West Shelter Open
  Jersey City, National Guard Armory, 678 Montgomery St. Shelter Open
  Oresko School Shelter Open
  Secaucus Library Shelter Open
  St. Peter & Paul Church Shelter Open
  St. Mathews Church Shelter Open
  Hoboken, Wallace #6 Elementary School, 1100 Willow Ave. Shelter Open
  Washington School Shelter Open
  Weehawken High Shelter Open
  West New York Middle School Shelter Open
Hunterdon Access the Hunterdon County OEM site for the latest updates about warming centers and sheltersice and water distributionmunicipal clean-up resources and other recovery resources in your area. To find a park and ride location, someone to carpool with and traffic updates in the county visit HART.
  Annandale Round Valley Branch of the YMCA
1410 Rt 22 West
WARMING CENTER: Open until 9:30 pm; Free to all; Child care; Showers; Hot coffee 
Recharging Stations for cell phones, laptops, etc.; Please bring towels and personal hygiene items.
  Annandale, NORTH HUNTERDON REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
(Use Regional Road entrance to the large parking lot and enter at the theater entrance) 
1444 Route 31 South
WARMING CENTER: OPEN: Thursday and Friday 7pm-9pm 
Saturday 8am to 2pm; Shower Facilities - PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SUPPLIES; Recharging Station for cell phones, laptops, etc.
  Clinton, NORTH COUNTY BRANCH LIBRARY:
65 Halstead Street
WARMING CENTER: Monday 9am-5pm; Tuesday-Thursday 9am - 9pm; Friday & Saturday 9am -5pm; Recharging Stations for cell phones, laptops, etc.
  Hopatcong Shelter Open
 
J.P. CASE MIDDLE SCHOOL:
301 Case Boulevard, Flemington, NJ
Thursday - November 1st - 8am to 8pm 
Warming Center 
Recharging Station for cell phones, laptops, etc.
  Flemington, Route 12 County Complex
314 Route 12
Shelter Open; 
Water and ice distribution; FILLING OF WATER CONTAINERS: (please bring your own containers) Route 12 County Complex (Garage Facility). WATER FROM THE ROUTE 12 COMPLEX IS NOT SUITABLE FOR DRINKING WATER - To be used for washing, flushing toilets, etc.; 
WARMING CENTER: Monday, thru Thursday Open 9am to 9pm; Friday and Saturday Open 9am to 5pm; Sunday Open 1pm to 5pm; Recharging Stations for cell phones, laptops, etc.
  Lambertville , South County Garage, Box 321 Mount Airy-Harbourton Road, Route 601 Water and ice distribution
  Milford, Milford Regal Ridge, 920 Milford Warren Glen Rd. Shelter Open
  Whitehouse Station, Readington Township Municipal Building, Township Building, 509 Route 523 WARMING CENTER: Open 8:30 to 5:30pm; Recharging Station for cell phones, laptops, etc.; Water and ice distribution
  Whitehouse Station, READINGTON TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT
507 Route 523
WARMING CENTER: Open 24/7; Recharging Station for cell phones, laptops, etc.
Mercer Joyce Kilmer Elementary Shelter Open
Middlesex Get updates on County hurricane response and phone numbers for each town in the county at the Middlesex County website.
  Carteret Charter Shelter Open
  Edison, Middlesex County College Shelter Open, Medical Needs Only
  Jamesburg Borough Hall Shelter Open
  Jamesburg Calvary Chapel Shelter Open
  Livingston Rec Center Shelter Open
  Monroe High School Shelter Open
  Nathaniel Hale School Shelter Open
  New Brunswick Lord Sterling School Shelter Open
  Old Bridge Shelter, Carl Sandburg School, 3439 Route 516 Shelter Open
  Samuel E. Shull Middle School Shelter Open
  Sayreville, Senior Citizens Center, 425 Main St. Shelter Open
  South Brunswick Senior Center Shelter Open
  William C. McGinnis School Shelter Open
Monmouth Arthur Brisbane Child Treatment Ctr Shelter Open
  Henry Hudson Regional Shelter Open
  Maple Place Middle School Shelter Open
  West Long Branch 
Monmouth University Mac Center, 400 Cedar Ave
Shelter Open
Morris Morris County has devoted a website to emergency preparedness, response and recover: Residents are also encouraged to visit Facebook or follow Morris OEM on Twitter.
Warming and Charging Stations in Morris County.
Shelters in Morris County
  Mendham Borough: Sisters of Christian Charity Shelter Open
  Mendham Township: Brookside Firehouse Shelter Open
  Mountain Lakes: High School Shelter Open
  Morris Plains, 51 Jim Fear Drive Open daily from 6 am to 6 pm as a warming/ charging center for residents left without electricity
  Morristown, Mennen Arena, 161 Hanover Ave Shelter Open
Ocean Pinelands Middle School Shelter Open
  Tom's River East Shelter Open
  Tom's River, Ocean County YMCA, 1088 W Whitty Road Open from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm for showers, coffee and electronic charging
  Tom's River East Shelter Open
  Pinebelt Arena
1245 Old Freehold Rd.
Shelter Open
Passaic Bloomingdale Fireman's Hall Shelter Open
  City of Passaic Call Passaic Police Department 973.365.3900 if you are in need of emergency shelter
  Clifton, Community Recreation Center, 1232 Main Avenue Warming/Charging station open Fri., Nov. 2nd, until 7:00pm; Sat. and Sun., Nov. 3rd and 4th, 8:00am - 1:00pm Mon., Nov. 5th 9:00am - 7:00pm
  Little Falls, Civic Center feeding only
  Passaic, Senior Citizen Center, 330 Passaic St. Shelter Open
  Paterson Visit the Paterson website for information about hurricane response; Hurricane Sandy emergency Hot Line # 973.321.1382; Check for important alerts via 1640 AM; Senior citizens in Paterson who were negatively affected by Hurricane Sandy who do not receive "Meals on Wheels," please call the Office of Emergency Management at 973-321-1107, and they will try to provide them with non-perishable foods.
  Paterson, East Side High School Dinner is being served on 11.1.12 to those in need of food due to power outages
  Paterson, International High School, 200 Grand St Shelter Open
  Pompton Lakes Visit Pompton Lakes website for hurricane updates
  Ringwood Updates to town response and recovery on Ringwood Police Dept. Facebook page.
  Wayne, Kilroy Park, 6 Concord Place Shelter Open
Access via Clove Road is unavailable due to downed trees and power lines. Please park on Kiwanis and walk across the foot bridge. For those without power, note that showers are available at the PAL Building, the Wayne YMCA and Spa 23. Check the Wayne Township website for updates on all flood related issues.
  Wayne,Passaic County Tech, 45 Reinhardt Road Offering free showers to those who need them! Call 973-389-4203 for info. Bring your own towels & soap!
  Wayne PAL Building, 1 PAL Drive Hot meals will be provided for residents without power and who are unable to provide food for themselves: Friday and Saturday, November 2-3- 5:00-7:30pm; charging and warming station
  Wayne, Spa 23 on Route 23 South showers available
  CHARGING AND WARMING STATIONS IN WAYNE
The following locations are available as places to warm yourself and charge your cell phone:
PAL Building, 1 PAL Drive
Elks Lodge, 50 Hinchman Avenue, 10am-12noon. Ice is available. Bring a cooler.
Shomrei Torah, 30 Hinchman Avenue (Th 9am-8pm; Fr 9am-6pm; Sun 9am-8pm)
Positano's Restaurant, 245 Berdan Avenue
American Legion Post #174, 55 Mountain View Boulevard (do not use the back entrance)
Preakness Baptist Church, 981 Preakness Avenue
Preakness Reformed Church, 131 Church Lane (Friday, 9am - 4pm)
Calvary Temple Welcome Center, 1111 Preakness Avenue (8am - 10pm)
Wayne Presbyterian Church, 1200 Alps RoadWayne, Elks Lodge, 50 Hinchman Avenue10am-12noon. Ice is available. Bring a cooler.
  West Milford, West Milford High School Shelter Open
Salem No shelters open at this time  
Somerset Bound Brook Emergency Management; Somerset County residents who are without electrical power can pick up free ice and water, along with free ready-to-eat meals, at the Somerset County South County Public Works Garage, located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, N.J. 08844, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3.
  Warming Centers in Somerset County
Bedminster-Pottersville FD-3 Hacklebarney Rd - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm daily
Bedminster - Municipal Complex - 1 Miller Lane - 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Bedminster - Grace Fellowship Church - 375 Bedminster - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Bernards - Health Center - 9000 Fellowship Village -10:00 am - 4:00 pm daily
Bernardsville Library - 2 Anderson Hill Rd - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
Bridgewater Library -1 Vogt Dr
Green brook Town hall Court - 111 Green brook Rd - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
Manville - Sacred Heart Church - 98 S. 2nd Ave - 9:00 am - noon & 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm daily
Montgomery - Senior Center-356 Skillman Rd- 8:00 am - 9:00 pm daily
Peapack Glad - Stone Municipal Complex 1 School Street; Peapack 24 hour support
South Bound Brook Borough Hall -12 Main Street-8:00 am - 6:00 pm daily
Warren Courthouse - Mountain Blvd.- 8:00 am - 8:00 pm daily
Warren - Stonecrest-11 Technology Dr-8:00 am - 8:00 pm daily (elderly citizens)
Watchung - Brandywine Center 1610 Mountain Blvd - 24 hour support
Watchung - McCauley Hall - 1633 Rt. 22 West - 24 hour support
  Bernardsville High School, 25 Olcott Avenue Shelter Open
Warming Center
  Hillsborough, Somerset County South County Public Works Garage
410 Roycefield Road
Somerset County residents who are without electrical power can pick up free ice and water, along with free ready-to-eat meals from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Bring identification with you.
  Somerville YMCA, 2 Green St. RECEPTION AREA - Open 5:00 am - 9:45 pm and offering warmth, wi-fi, coffee, showers and the chance to power up; Also has child care which opens daily at 7 am - call 908.722.4567 for information and rates.
  Warren, Stonecrest Community Church, 11 Technology Drive North Open warming center; also has showers
Sussex Sparta, Sussex Technical School, 105 North Church Road Shelter Open
  Sussex County YMCA Use facilities to take a shower at no cost
Union See reception area listing of locations that have been opened by the county. For more updates and alerts on Union County programs and services, visit ucnj.org.
  Cranford, 220 Walnut Avenue Shelter Open
Call 908.709.7283 (press 2 for shelter); Pet friendly but you must crate your pet and bring pet food.
  Plainfield, 518 Watchung Ave  PSE&G Customer Service Center - providing ice, drinking water and power strips for recharging devices, and food; Open noon-4 p.m.
Warren Washington, Warren Vo-Tech, 1500 Rt. 57 Shelter Open

Preparations for Going to a Shelter
Cots, blankets, food and beverages MAY be provided at the shelters but residents should bring a "Go Bag" of emergency supplies with them. Supplies should include: 

    • Copies of important documents, such as insurance cards, photo IDs, birth certificates, deeds, and proof of address, in a waterproof and portable container
    • Medication
    • List of medication names, dosages, and a schedule when to take them.
    • List of doctor s contact information.
    • Personal care items: hand sanitizer, toothbrush and toothpaste, and wipes
    • A change of clothes
    • Child care supplies or other special care items


      Other items that may be needed at a shelter: 


    • Extra set of car and house keys
    • Credit and ATM cards
    • Cash, especially in small bills like ones, fives, and tens
    • Flashlight and extra batteries
    • Battery-operated radio and extra batteries
    • Sturdy, comfortable shoes, lightweight rain gear
    • Contact and meeting place information for your household
    • Small regional map


      If residents wish to evacuate with their pets, they can bring them to the pet shelters ONLY. They should also bring appropriate pet supplies including: 


    • Leash
    • Pet food and treats
    • Pet Identification
    • Pet carriers
    • Veterinarian Records

Missing Pets
The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has been working with the state Office of Emergency Management, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to help dogs, cats and other pets and owners in need. A hotline for residents affected by Hurricane Sandy who left their pets behind when evacuating their homes in advance of the storm has now been opened. The phone number to call is 1-855-407-4787 (1-855-407-HSUS). Those who call the hotline will be asked for information to assist animal rescue teams in locating the animals and bringing them safely to a shelter. The hotline is available 24 hours a day.

Food Safety and General Health Hotline

The Department of Health has opened a Hotline for food safety and mold removal, general health issues related to the storm including, but not limited to food safety. You may reach the hotline by dialing 2-1-1 and following the prompt or you may dial the hotline directly 1-866-234-0964. The hotline will be open 8 am to 8 pm on weekdays and from 10 to 5 on weekends.

List yourself as safe and well on the American Red Cross Safe and Well website. If you have been affected by a disaster, this website provides a way for you to register yourself as “safe and well.” From a list of standard messages, you can select those that you want to communicate to your family members, letting them know of your well-being. Concerned family and friends can search the list of those who have registered themselves as “safe and well.” The results of a successful search will display a loved one’s First Name, Last Name, an “As of Date”, and the “safe and well” messages selected.

Next of Kin National Registry - Register with, or search, this emergency contact system if you have been displaced or someone you know is missing.

International Evacuees and Foreign Nationals - If you are a tourist or other foreign national and cannot reach family members directly, contact your consulate.

Emotional Support
Crisis counselors will provide outreach and education services about coping with the emotional difficulties in the aftermath of emergencies such as these. Stress can surface in many forms and often appears weeks or months after a traumatic event. It may include anger, fatigue, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, nightmares, depression, inability to concentrate, hyperactivity and/or increased alcohol or drug use. If you or someone you know is experiencing distress or feeling overwhelmed by painful emotions related to recent events, call the New Jersey MentalHealthCares' Disaster Helpline: 1-877-294-4357 (HELP). A TTY line is available at (877) 294-4356. Translation services are available as well.

Download a copy of Managing the Emotional Consequences of Storms and Flooding. (Also available in Spanish)

Volunteer/Donate

United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund
With leadership from United Way of New York City, United Ways along the Eastern Seaboard have established the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund to address near-term and long-term recovery needs of communities most affected by the hurricane. Contributions to the Fund will be used by United Ways in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia to address recovery needs in communities that FEMA has declared disaster areas. Visit UWSandyRecovery.org to donate to the Fund. You can also use your cell phone to text RECOVERY to 52000 to make a $10 donation.

The NJ Volunteer Emergency Response Hotline is 1-800-JERSEY-7 (1-800-537-7397), and was activated 10.29.12.

Volunteer New Jersey Agencies looking for volunteers may register their needs, and volunteers willing to assist in relief efforts, may search for opportunities at VolunteerNewJersey.org. This statewide database is maintained by The Association of New Jersey Volunteer Centers and the Governor's Office of Volunteerism. You may also call your local food bank or Red Cross Chapter to learn of other volunteer opportunities.

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to assist in Hurricane Recovery efforts throughout the state. Find out more.

The Food Banks of NJ need donations of meals in a can, canned tuna, peanut butter, granola bars, canned fruits, canned vegetables, canned soup, cereal, shelf stable milk and diapers. Deliver your donations your local food bank:

    • Food Bank of South Jersey, Pennsauken, NJ (serving Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Burlington)
    • Monmouth & Ocean Counties Food Bank, Neptune, NJ (serving Monmouth & Ocean)
    • Mercer Street Friends Food Bank, Ewing, NJ (serving Mercer County)
    • Norwescap Food Bank, Phillipsburg, NJ (serving Hunterdon, Sussex & Warren)

The Salvation Army of Bound Brook is accepting donations of diapers, non-perishable food, non-perishable baby food and monetary donations (check payable to the Salvation Army of Bound Brook, put Hurricane Sandy in memo line). Address: 108 Hamilton St. Bound Brook, NJ Open: 1:00pm-5:00pm M-F (starting on 11.1.12)

To ensure the charity or fund-raiser soliciting you is registered, please visit the Division of Consumer Affairs website
or contact the Charities Registration Unit at 973-504-6215.

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