Food Security Resources

Food insecure households are ones that worry about food running out, cannot afford balanced meals, and skip meals because they cannot afford food. Atlantic County has some of the highest rates of food insecurity in both the state of New Jersey and nationally.

Did you know…

  • One in five (18%) Atlantic County residents said that they have run out of food.
  • Fourteen percent of Atlantic County residents have skipped a meal because of inadequate funds.
  • At 17.1%, Atlantic County surpassed the national rate for child food insecurity.

Atlantic City has an abundance of resources for individuals facing food insecurity.

This summer, SOAC Multimedia Content Producer Emily Montgomery took an in-depth look at what resources the city has to offer by chatting with some of our community’s leading food providers. Take a look at what she found!

A Message from Hunger Free New Jersey

P-EBT benefits on the way!

The New Jersey Dept. of Human Services is in the process of distributing the newest round of Pandemic EBT (“P-EBT”) benefits. This benefit supplies grocery money to families of children who were eligible to receive free or reduced-price school meals, but did not receive them while learning remotely due to the pandemic. This latest round will be an especially big boost to families, as it’s retroactive back to the start of the 2020-21 school year.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

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Below you will find:
  1. Community food resource profiles.
  2. A list of local pantries.
  3. A calendar of food distribution events.



Stories of AC would like to shine light on some of our community members and organizations working hard to combat food insecurity. We’d like to introduce them to you! Click on a name below to meet a partner and see what service they provide.



Scroll over or click on an event to find detailed information.