Our Mission

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Meals With A Mission transitioned from cooking one night a week in a school cafeteria to the April 2013 opening of our current state-of-the art kitchen in Garfield where our 35 teams produce hundreds of meals at each shift.


 Number of Meals

Average 20,000 monthly


Garfield facility

Our Volunteers

Meals With A Mission is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, non-sectarian organization founded in December of 2010.  We are committed to serving the ever-increasing number of homeless and working poor in northern New Jersey. We prepare and distribute lunches and dinners to over 25+ established agencies in surrounding counties.

Delicious food prepared in our kitchen


Students in our Special Needs Culinary Class

Learn about Meals with a Mission

Our success relies solely on the generosity of our supporters. Our donors are our “partners” in caring for struggling families, seniors, veterans and the homebound in northern New Jersey. Although we are volunteer based and most of the food we prepare is donated, we still must supplement our supplies and meet basic overhead expenses. We are never embarrassed to ask for help to feed the hungry in our communities.  Please go to our donation page for specific information on what we need and how you can help.

​Our 375+ volunteers are the foundation of the organization.  Divided into teams, they meet once monthly (day or evening) at the Garfield facility to cook, package, and clean. They are committed to the preparation of meals worthy of their own dining tables. Through the combined efforts of our cooking, lunch, and pantry teams, we now provide an average of 20,000 meals monthly.​


Number of Volunteers

35 teams