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  • Where Is Hands Of Hope Located
    Hands Of Hope is located in the basement of St. James Episcopal Church in Edison, NJ. Please use our physical address when getting directions to our pantry Physical Address 2136 Woodbridge Ave Edison, NJ 08817 Mailing Address Hands Of Hope For The Community PO Box 1057 Edison, NJ 08817
  • Who Is Hands Of Hope?
    Hands of Hope is a non-profit, community-based organization. We are committed to providing an efficient and effective centralized system for distributing food to alleviate hunger. Our food drive for the needy is focused on sustaining good nutrition, health, and, most of all human dignity by providing a means for the individual to meet their full potential and to silence the pain hunger brings. In 1992, Hands of Hope, Inc. began to serve the community as a food pantry/soup kitchen and a limited clothes closet, and today the program continues to function from St. James Church, Edison, NJ. Hands of Hope, Inc. is a non-profit (501) (c)(3) community-based organization. Hands of Hope does not have a paid staff. We are committed to providing an efficient and effective system for distributing food to alleviate hunger in our community, one family at a time. ​ In March 2020, Hands of Hope, facing the onset of COVID-19, revamped its operations to ensure the safety of our volunteers and clients. Hands of Hope transitioned to a drive-up model, allowing our clients to stay in their cars while our dedicated volunteers placed the food in their cars. This method streamlined the process and allowed Hands of Hope to keep pace with the ever-increasing demand. Throughout the pandemic, our generous supporters continued to keep our shelves filled and donated over $300,000 in boundless monetary and in-kind gifts.
  • How Do I Contact Hands Of Hope?
    You can contact Hands Of Hope through several channels. You can reach our main office by calling (732) 236-3330 during our regular business hours from Monday to Friday. Additionally, you can also send us an email at or visit our website at to fill out a contact form. We strive to be accessible to those in need, so please don't hesitate to reach out to us for support, resources, or any other inquiries.
  • What Donations Does Hands Of Hope Accept?
    Hands Of Hope accepts various donations to support our mission of providing essential services to those in need. We accept monetary donations, which can be made through our website or by mail. In terms of physical donations, we accept non-perishable food items, household goods, and personal care items. Additionally, we welcome donations of time and skills from volunteers who are willing to assist with our programs and events. Your donations enable us to continue serving our community and making a positive impact in the lives of those we support.
  • What Kind Of Food Donations Are Accepted?
    Hands Of Hope gladly accepts non-perishable food items such as canned goods, pasta, rice, beans, and other shelf-stable items. We also welcome donations of fresh produce, dairy products, and proteins such as meat or fish. Our goal is to provide nutritious and balanced meals to those in need, so we kindly ask that all donated food items are unopened, unexpired, and in good condition. Our organization is committed to alleviating hunger in our community and your generous donations of food help us achieve this mission. Thank you for your support in making a difference in the lives of those facing food insecurity.
  • Does Hands Of Hope Offer Pickups For Deliveries?
    Yes, Hands of Hope offers donation pickup services for larger donations of non-perishable food. We understand that not everyone has the means to transport these items to our location, so we are happy to arrange a pickup at a time that is convenient for you. Simply contact us via phone or our website to schedule a pickup, and our team will coordinate the logistics with you. We appreciate your support and generosity in donating to our organization, and we aim to make the process as seamless and convenient as possible for our donors. Thank you for considering Hands of Hope for your charitable giving.
  • When Can I Drop Off My Donation?
    At Hands Of Hope, we accept donations during our regular distribution hours, which are the first and third Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. We kindly ask that donations be dropped off during these times to ensure that our staff is available to assist with the process and to properly receive and process your generous contributions. Please reach out to schedule a dropoff outside of our regularly scheduled times. Additionally, we encourage donors to check our website or call ahead to confirm our current donation drop-off procedures and guidelines, as they may occasionally change due to holidays, special events, or unforeseen circumstances. Thank you for your support and understanding as we work to make the most of your donations and positively impact the lives of those in need.


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