How to Give Back

Our team is dedicated to providing resources and information that support our community. You will find here a regularly updated list of places in South Jersey through which you can safely volunteer and give back during this time of need. 

Operation South Jersey

Send Care Items to Show Appreciation for Local Healthcare Workers

We listened to some of the needs and wants of our local healthcare workers and created a list of those items. Order right from Amazon and have them shipped to our approved locations below.

 

List includes:

  • Food with protein (protein bars, beef jerky, Slim Jims, etc.)

  • Inspirational Gifts

  • Cards

  • Candy

  • Water

  • Face Masks

  • Gloves

 

Send to:

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 

c/o ER nurses and doctors or C/o PICU nurses and doctors

3401 Civic Center Blvd. 

Philadelphia, PA 19104 

OR

Hospital of Pennsylvania 

C/o Care Area 

3400 Spruce Street 

Philadelphia, PA 19104 

CASA of CGS:

Become a CASA Volunteer Advocate

  • Join their virtual training starting April 13th and become a CASA Advocate. CASA Advocates speak up for abused and neglected children in Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties. Learn more on their website here.

Community Food Bank of NJ:

Volunteer or Donate

  • The Community Food Bank of NJ is looking for both volunteers and donations to help distribute 4.7 million lbs of food to communities each month. Every $1 provides three nutritious meals to our hungry neighbors.

Bridgeton Gateway Food Pantry/Warehouse:

Volunteer warehouse workers needed. Access application here or pick it up at Mill Urban Creek Farms, 75 Mill Street, Bridgeton, NJ 08302

Inspira Health:

You can make a gift, supply a meal, provide personal protective equipment, or leave words of encouragement for Inspira staff here.

NJ Pandemic Relief Fund:

Donate

  • One hundred percent of donations received online by NJPRF will be used to fight the medical, social, and economic impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey’s most vulnerable supporting organizations that provide essential services and aid those on the front line of the pandemic.

Vineland Spirit & Truth Ministries Soup Kitchen:

 

Become a Volunteer

  • In light of the Covid-19 outbreak, starting on 3/17/20 the Vineland Soup Kitchen will provide a hot bag to-go lunch to guests until further notice. Help the Vineland soup kitchen support the community by volunteering.

Make a donation

  • Spirit and Truth Ministries, Inc. is supported by local grocery stores, grants, the Community Food Bank, and donations from the local community. Donations are welcome and appreciated. Please make checks payable to: Vineland Soup Kitchen and send to PO Box 89 Vineland, NJ 08362.

Volunteer Center of SJ:

​Sew Masks for healthcare workers

  • VCSJ is working in collaboration with Million Masks Mayday to provide homemade masks to healthcare professionals to be used as a last resort or in lower risk situations due to the extreme shortage of N95 respirators and surgical masks needed in response to COVID-19.

Volunteer to make calls

  • The VCSJ is looking for volunteers who can make phone calls to local medical organizations to confirm if they will accept donations of homemade masks and determine what their donation process is. 

United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern NJ:

Become a virtual reading coach

  • Help 1st-3rd graders with reading. For just 30 mins once a week, read together online to strengthen emerging reading skills. This can be done via computer or smartphone.

Bridgeton Salvation Army:

Make a monetary donation

Donate Items. Donations can be made every weekday to their location at 29 West Commerce Street, Bridgeton, NJ, 08302. Call ahead at 856-451-0999 to let them know you're coming. What to donate:

  • Nonperishable food

    • Food items must be packaged in sturdy cans, boxes, or bags. Avoid items packaged in glass. Acceptable items include: canned meals (soup, stew, chili), tuna (or other canned meats), boxed instant meals (mac and cheese, hamburger helper), peanut butter, canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned beans, pasta sauce, rice, cereal, healthy snacks, flour, and sugar.

  • Plastic shopping bags

  • Baby Supplies

    • Formula, food, bottles, pacifiers, diapers, and wipes

  • Hygiene Products 

    • Purchased and unused items such as hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, razors, deodorant, hairbrushes and combs, and feminine hygiene products

  • Cleaning and Sanitizing Items

    • Antibacterial spray (such as lysol), antibacterial wipes, bleach, dishwashing detergent, and laundry detergent.

  • Paper Products

    • Paper towels, tissues, and toilet paper​

Community Food Bank of New Jersey

 

​Donate

Host a Virtual Food Drive

Become a Volunteer

  • All shifts/distribution sites are limited to no more than 10 volunteers per shift.

  • All volunteers must be scheduled in advance. No volunteer opportunities are currently offered on weekends or evenings.

  • Volunteers must be 13 years or older and volunteers 13 – 16 must have a parent or guardian present.

  • Please wear comfortable shoes with a closed toe (very important!) in the warehouse.

  • Please wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing for any outdoor food distributions. Distribution sites are rain or shine events unless severe weather or extreme heat/cold is forecast.

40 E. Commerce St. Bridgeton, NJ, 08302

856-243-5810  info@hopeloft.com

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