Food

The Role We Play

The Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) which provides assistance for food purchases to single individuals or persons who live together and purchase and prepare food together. The program considers the household members’ incomes, resources and selected expenses. In many cases an application can be made by mail without the necessity of an office visit.

Benefits are issued through an electronic benefit system which has eliminated the need for coupons or stamps, and are automatically transferred into a customer’s Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) account at the beginning of each month.

The office also maintains a Food Pantry.

For seniors, the Morris County Nutrition Project provides hot nutritious meals, education and personal interaction through three components:  Congregate Meals, Home Delivered Meals, and Weekend Meals.  The Project served 509,669 meals in 2011.

The Project currently operates fifteen Nutrition Sites throughout Morris County.   Along with a noontime meal, Midday Friendship Centers are open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and offer recreational, social, and educational activities.

Resources

  • Farmer’s Markets
  • Food Pantries
  • Home Delivered Meals (MOW) / Nutrition Project

    The Morris County Nutrition Project provides hot nutritious meals, education and personal interaction through three components:  Congregate Meals, Home Delivered Meals, and Weekend Meals.  The Project served 509,669 meals in 2011.

    The Project currently operates fifteen Nutrition Sites throughout Morris County.   Along with a noontime meal, Midday Friendship Centers are open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and offer recreational, social, and educational activities.  View our calendar and map of locations.

    Some activities include line dancing, bingo, movies, sing-alongs, arts and crafts, guest speakers, parties, health screenings and educational programs tailored to the elderly.

    Home delivered Meals (also known as Meals on Wheels) and weekend meals are available for elderly and disabled who are homebound.  The delivery of meals is provided through a network of paid employees and volunteer drivers. Call (800) 564-4656.

    Morris County participates in the Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program. This statewide program provides low income seniors with vouchers to purchase fresh produce at designated Farmers Markets in Morris County.

    A summer picnic is held at each nutrition site for all congregate clients.  View picnic locations and dates.

  • Map – Morris County Services
  • Midday Nutrition Project Brochure
  • Office of Temporary Assistance (government division)
  • Soup Kitchens

    Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center

    Site: 36 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
    Phone: 973-267-0709
    Email: thecommsoupkit@aol.com
    Website: www.cskmorristown.org
    Hours: Soup Kitchen – Mon-Fri: 11:30am-1pm
    Office – Mon-Fri
    Contact: Teresa Connolly, Executive Director
    This site provides a soup kitchen offering a daily meal 365 days of the year and an outreach center facilitating local social services.
    Food Needs: non-perishables
    Volunteer Needs: Contact office.
    Volunteer Requirements: age 12 or older
    Special Needs: funding, food donations

    Trinity Lutheran Church

    Site: 123 E. Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ 07801
    Phone: 973-366-2821
    Email: tlcdovernj@yahoo.com
    Website: www.TLCNJ.org
    Hours: Food pantry – Mon-Fri: 9am-1pm
    Soup Kitchen – Mon-Sat: 11:30am-12:30pm
    Contact: Suzanne Capps
    This site provides a food pantry and a soup kitchen.

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) aka Food Stamps

    973-326-7800

    Provides assistance for food purchases to single individuals or persons who live together and purchase and prepare food together. The program considers the household members’ incomes and selected expenses. In many cases an application can be made by mail or telephone without the necessity

    of an office visit. Benefits are issued through an electronic benefit system which has eliminated the need for coupons or stamps, and are automatically transferred into a customer’s Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) account at the beginning of each month.

    Current Income Eligibility Levels / Requisitos de Ingresos

    What to Bring with You / en Español

    Applications on MyNJHelps.org

  • Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants & Children (WIC)