Star Fish Food Pantry

Star Fish, Inc. is a tax exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in Plainfield, NJ 
Your donations are tax deductible as permitted by the IRS Code.


If you are a resident of Plainfield and are in need of food assistance, please contact one of our Partner Agencies listed below. Click on the agency name to go to their websites. ~ We do not distribute food directly to clients.

Plainfield Action Services
510 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield

Neighborhood Health Center
1700 Myrtle Avenue, Plainfield

Plainfield Family Success Center
209 Berckman Street, Plainfield

Home First, Inc.
1000 Park Avenue, Plainfield

Hyacinth Aids Foundation
107 Park Avenue, Plainfield

Union County Social Services
200 W. Second Street at Park Avenue

NJ Department of Children and Families (DYFS)
200 West Second Street, 4th Floor

CenterPath Wellness
117 Roosevelt Avenue, Plainfield

Head Start Day Care
East Seventh Street and Leland Avenue, Plainfield


Here are some of our supporting partners who help us meet our mission... 

Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence supports our food pantry with a very needed delivery of pantry items every Thanksgiving weekend. Their valuable donations replenish supplies that have left our shelves nearly bare. We are most grateful to the members of the church for their loyal and unfailing generosity. 

St. Andrews Episcopal Church in New Providence is another generous supplier of food for our Pantry, including frozen turkeys for our Thanksgiving Dinner Program.

U.S. Postal Service also supports our food pantry with needed pantry items after their annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive in May. This is particularly timely, bringing in food as the pantry supplies from Thanksgiving season begin to dwindle. 

Rotary Club of the Plainfields supports our holiday dinner programs three times a year. They also provide needed pantry items throughout the year. The Rotarians grow fresh vegetables in the summer and donate them to Star Fish. 

The Giving Garden at the Wagner Farm Arboretum provides us with hundreds of pounds of fresh vegetables and fruit from summer through fall every year. 

The Community Food Bank of NJ in Hillside provides us with many of the foodstuffs we need at a reduced cost, resulting in savings that helps us stretch our limited budget. 

The Plainfield Public Library accepts "food for fines" during a designated period and donates that food to our food pantry.  

St. Helen's Church in Westfield and VIP Honda in North Plainfield have generously donated new toys at Christmas. Their generosity helped assure that every child receives an age-appropriate toy.

College Achieve Charter School in Plainfield and North Plainfield became a contributor in 2016 with donations at Thanksgiving time.

Food for Thought is another group of volunteers that helps at the Thansgiving period. They bring in boxes of food individualized for smaller families to use at Thanksgiving.

If you have any questions, please use our Contact Us page