Charitable Organizations Around River Edge

Charitable Organizations Around River Edge

Charitable Organizations Around River Edge

Charitable organizations around River Edge serve a vital purpose in helping our neighbors.  You can get involved by making donations or food or clothing, volunteering, or making monetary donations.  Below is a list of local organizations that you can assist in helping neighbors get clothing or fed.

St Peter the Apostle Church

St. Peter’s has an ongoing food pantry on site.  Non perishable food is distributed to families in River Edge and surrounding areas that do not have enough for their table.  There is a box just inside the main entrance to the church for drop off of items.

For more information or to volunteer to help with distribution contact John Daly at 201-261-3366 or visit the parish website at

The Vietnam Veterans of America of New Jersey

The Vietnam Veterans of America of New Jersey provides the necessary assistance and support for our nation’s veterans. Those who have found our freedom should be honored and respected by each and every community. The VVA helps to spread awareness for our veterans and those in need through out all of New Jersey. By donating household items, you help the VVA continue its efforts in providing programs for veterans in need.

To learn more about the organization visit:

Center for Hope and Safety

Center for Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter Our Sisters) is dedicated to assisting victims, and their children, of domestic violence by turning fear into safety, helplessness into strength, and isolation into hope.

They are a not-for-profit agency founded in 1976. They strongly believe that every person has the right to be safe, empowered, and free from violence and the fear of violence. Their mission is to help you heal and grow through a wide range of services that give you the tools you need to leave the violence, and empower you and your children for new beginnings.

You can call them anytime if you or someone you know needs help. The hotline is always available, ready for your call, 24-hours a day. Call  201-944-9600.

Bergen Volunteers

Bergen Volunteers turn caring into meaningful action by engaging volunteers to improve lives and strengthen the community. They envision a thriving Bergen County where individuals are civically active in their community. The Improving Lives Team enlists, trains, matches, and supports volunteers to respond to specific needs of youth, families, and the elderly.
Bergen Volunteers
64 Passaic StreetHackensack, NJ 07601

Center for Food Action

The Center for Food Action (CFA), founded in 1976, is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization that provides emergency services to northern New Jersey’s poorest and most vulnerable residents. CFA provides food, housing, utility, and heating assistance and offers counseling and advocacy services to low-income individuals and families. CFA is headquartered in Englewood and has sites in Hackensack, Mahwah, Ringwood, and Saddle Brook. In 2014, at the request of Bergen Community College, CFA opened a site on BCC’s Paramus campus in order to serve low-income students and their families. Started by the late singer Harry Chapin and Bill Ayres as World Hunger Year New Jersey, the agency originally focused on the global causes of world hunger but within months of its start, it became evident that some people in our own community needed help in order to put food on their tables.
192 W. Demarest Avenue, Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 569-1804 x25

Family Promise of Bergen County

Our Promise — Empowering Homeless Working Families to Become Self-sufficient Our Vision A community where every working family has a stable home and the means to create a better life. Our Mission Empower homeless working families to become self-sufficient by providing temporary housing and personalized support.

Low wages and a lack of affordable housing is a disastrous combination that is driving family homelessness. Family Promise is the only organization in Bergen County solely dedicated to providing shelter and support to working families who become homeless. Since 1986, we have sheltered thousands of adults and children, adapting to their changing needs by creating programs to help them reach their goal of true independence. Kate Duggan, Executive Director Family Promise of Bergen County
100 Dayton Street Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Meals on Wheels North Jersey

Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network serves virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time.


An America in which all seniors live nourished lives with independence and dignity.


To empower local community programs to improve the health and quality of life of the seniors they serve so that no one is left hungry or isolated.