Rahway Food For Friends, A NJ Nonprofit Corporation

"Feeding the Whole Person"


view:  full / summary

Teamsters Local 202 Save the Day!!! Thanksgiving 2014

Posted by rahwayfoodforfriends@gmail.com on March 5, 2015 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

With a low amount of funding to purchase turkeys for our patrons, we were extremely grateful to the Local 202 Teamsters!  Anthony Rosa and Team were able to supply Rahway Food For Friends, and the homeless, hungry and needy families with 125 turkeys.  We are so grateful and honored.  Turkeys had not been given out to our clients in over 12 years, so this moment was PRICELESS!!!!!  


Crop Walk Rahway, NJ - October 26, 2014

Posted by rahwayfoodforfriends@gmail.com on October 15, 2014 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Join us on Sunday, October 26th at 1PM for the Rahway CROP Hunger Walk!


The walk will begin at the Rahway City Hall (1 City Hall Plz, Rahway, NJ 07065), run a 2 mile course around town stopping at various churches along the way, and end near City Hall. These stops allow us to meet the Rahway community members that are participating in this program and some of those who will benefit from this event.


The money raised goes towards fighting hunger worldwide through CROP/CWS, but also 25% of funds raised for this local walk will go to Foods for Friends – a soup kitchen in Rahway.


Please join our team by registering as a team member and begin your fundraising or sponsor team Merck. Don't forget the Merck matching program - if you donate $25 or more, Merck will match it!


If you want an envelope to help raise funds through cash/checks, please reach out to rachel_feller@merck.com and the envelope will need to be handed back to her the day of the walk.


If you have further questions, please feel free to reach out to Rachel Feller-Merck team recruiter or JoAnn Roesch - Rahway CROP Walk Coordinator (jroesch@comcast.net).


Let's take steps together towards ending hunger!


Thank you to Merck Volunteers TEAM EXCEL!!!

Posted by rahwayfoodforfriends@gmail.com on October 15, 2014 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Thank you to the Merck Volunteers, TEAM EXCEL who worked diligently to help Rahway Food For Friends with office support, cooking, cleaning and food and diaper distribution.  It has been a blessing to work with such a committed caring set of people also a caring and loving community! 


Posted by rahwayfoodforfriends@gmail.com on June 2, 2014 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

WHEN:  JUNE 28, 2014




We were officially awarded our Tax Exempt Status

Posted by rahwayfoodforfriends@gmail.com on June 2, 2014 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Rahway's Finest at Serving in Humility

Posted by rahwayfoodforfriends@gmail.com on March 10, 2014 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Thank you to Detective Eicholz and the entire Rahway Police Department who served at the Soup Kitchen on March 8,2014.  You all were amazing and we thank you for your continued support of Rahway Food For Friends in an effort to end hunger.  We are blessed and priviledged to work with such a wonderful group of people.

Our Thank YOU's Aren't Enough

Posted by rahwayfoodforfriends@gmail.com on January 2, 2014 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

For the entire month of November and December 2013, Rahway Food For Friends staff has worked relentlessly to ensure the Christmas Dinner "2013" with Santa would succeed.  This effort would not have been possible had it not been for the wonderful sponsors and individuals who made it all possible.

* Rahway Recreation Center
* Rahway City Hall
* Mona Johnson
* Detective William Eicholz
*Rahway Police Department
* Sergeant D. Rodgers
* Century 21-JRS   
* Marine Toys For Tots (Dover)
* First Presbyterian Church
* St. Thomas Church
* Grover Cleveland School
* Franklin Elementary School
* Roosevelt Elementary School
* Rahway Middle School
* St. Agnes School, Clark, New Jersey
* Rahway Public Library
* Woodbridge Auto Body
* Liberty Harley Davidson
* Will-It Concierge
* Rahway Cubs Scouts
* Rahway Girl Scouts
* Merck 
* The Roesche Family
* Rahway Fire Department
* American Legion
* Hanna Brancaccio and Family
* Spice Co
* St. Mary's
* Each individual who gave and all the volunteers who gave of their time.  

We cannot thank you enough, each child was blessed with 2 gifts, socks, gloves, hats, coats, scarves and some coats.  Our handicapped children received gift cards donated by The City of Rahway.  Our adults also received gifts in the form of blankets, coats, hats, gloves and a gift package prepared by the children of St. Thomas.  Our hearts were humbled and our smiles were lifted as YOU made this possible for THEM and US.  

Thank you a million times and God Bless.

We still need Your Help.

Posted by rahwayfoodforfriends@gmail.com on January 2, 2014 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Letter to the Editor: Rahway Food For Friends needs your help


By Suburban News http://www.nj.com/suburbannews/index.ssf/2013/10/letter_to_the_editor_rahway_fo.html

on October 24, 2013 at 2:16 PM, updated October 24, 2013 at 2:19 PM





To the Editor:

Rahway Food For Friends, a New Jersey nonprofit corporation, has been serving the Rahway area for more than 20 years feeding the homeless, hungry and needy families.


The group feeds more than 200 families per month via the Food Pantry program. Free clothing and personal items are distributed to the patrons. We receive referrals from the county social services to feed new applicants they receive and we accommodate them all.


Our program is barely surviving and we are in dire need of help. We have a minimal amount of donations coming in and we need to ensure we can continue to feed the community, especially for the upcoming holidays. We are the only food pantry in Rahway and we provide 80-100 meals per Saturday of each month at the Soup Kitchen. With the declining economy the need for food has increased in the community yet funding has decreased with the downsizing and closing of local businesses who used to donate.


We have applied for our 501( c) (3) and are awaiting the government for the determination. We are truly struggling as we are 100% volunteer based and no salaries are in place. 100% of all donations are used on the food pantry program and soup kitchen program to ensure the homeless, hungry and needy families get food first.

We are located at 1221 New Brunswick Ave., Rahway.


Our upcoming food pantry distribution is on Oct. 28, at 10 a.m.

Our Thanksgiving Dinner is on Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (a buffet-style dinner with all the trimmings)

Our Christmas Dinner with Santa is on Dec. 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (This dinner with Santa includes photos for the children who are homeless and unable to do so, gifts are given, a skit performed, songs and a story with Mr. and Mrs. Claus)


Our website is rahwayfoodforfriendsnj.org.


Our motto is: “Feeding the Whole Person At Rahway Food For Friends,” we have an open door policy and feed the neighboring town patrons as well. If there is a need for food we are happy to oblige. Currently, we are afraid to say this might not happen.


For more information, call or email.




Rahway Food For Friends

Rahway Food For Friends, Seeking Public Help

Posted by rahwayfoodforfriends@gmail.com on November 5, 2013 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Thank you to the Home News Tribune who printed our story!!!!  Rahway Food for Friends reaches out to public for support of mission to feed the needy http://mycj.co/18H8dtU via @MyCentralJersey

ABC News / CBS news and Radio

Posted by rahwayfoodforfriends@gmail.com on October 18, 2013 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

We would like to thank ABC news and CBS news radio for airing our story to help Rahway Food For Friends, on yesterday October 17, 2013.  We e are grateful for the calls and emails coming in immediately to contribute.  Thank you again, ABC news and CBS news radio for all you have done to assist us.  We are most appreciative and grateful.