About Us

Hands of Hope NJ

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. We are committed to provide an efficient and effective system for distributing food to alleviate hunger in our community, one family at a time.

In 2016, our supporters donated $99,135 and food valued at $152,698. Our expenses were $77,160.

Throughout the 12 months, we used those donations to

  • feed 9,464 men, women and children by distributing 3,844 food bags to families,
  • provide hot lunches for 4,388 people,

and on special holidays, we distributed food boxes and hot lunches:

Holiday Food Boxes* Lunches Total People Fed
Easter 225 255 510
Thanksgiving 337 430 1,186
Christmas 429 407 990

* Easter food boxes include hams, Thanksgiving boxes have turkeys and Christmas boxes have turkeys or hams

95% of every dollar donated goes directly to the benefit of our clients!!

Hands of Hope does not have a paid staff.

TO ALL OF OUR SUPPORTERS THANK YOU TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE ONE FAMILY AT A TIME!!