People On The Rise Community Food Bank is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization serving the city of Planfield and Union County. We depend on donations - financial, food, and in-kind gifts - to provide food packages for thousands of disadvantaged residents each and every Saturday.


When you give to People On The Rise Community Food Bank, you can be confident that your gift is going to make a difference in helping us fulfill our mission of ending hunger in the city of Plainfied and in Union County.


Make a Donation:



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By Mail

1301 West Front Street

Plainfield, NJ 07063

Attn: People On The Rise CFB


Matching Gifts:

Matching gift programs are a wonderful way for employees to stretch their charitable contributions. Ask your human resource representative if your company has a matching gift program.


Donor Privacy Policy:

Because the People On The Rise Community Food Bank respects the privacy of its donors, we have the following Donor Privacy Policy: The People On The Rise Community Food Bank does not sell, trade, or otherwise share its donor list with any other organization or individual.The FoodBank collects and uses donor information such as name, address, telephone number, and email address only when it is voluntarily provided to us. The People On The Rise CFB keeps a record of each donor’s giving history, which is used only internally. Any donor’s request for anonymity will be honored.Any donor’s request to be removed from the People On The Rise Community FoodBank mailing list or email list will be honored. The People On The Rise Community FoodBank does not solicit donations via telephone.Donor information, as described above, is kept in a separate, secure database and separate, secure server. Access to this information, which requires a password, is limited to employees in the Resource Development Department.




The People On The Rise Community Food Bank provides food to over approximately 1400 disadvantaged Plainfield and Union County residents with the support of our volunteers. Without our volunteers we would be unable to move thousands of pounds of donated food and product into the community to feed needy families and individuals.


Volunteer appointments must be made in advance for individual and group volunteers. We accept groups of up to 20 volunteers at a time from Corporations, Sororities, Schools, Nonprofits and other organizations.


Volunteer sessions normally run in three-hour shifts, but may be less depending on the needs of People On The Rise Community Food Bank. For safety, open-toed shoes and heels are not allowed at the distribution site. Volunteers should dress comfortably, preferably in jeans, shorts, sweats and/or t-shirts. A brief orientation and training is provided to all volunteers.


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Click here to email us your Volunteer request today.










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People On The Rise Community Food Bank is committed to raising our voice for programs and policies that promote adequate nutrition for all people. Help us raise awareness about the reality of hunger in Plainfield, Union County and New Jersey! Advocate for the changes that help people meet their most basic need and address the many factors that contribute to food insecurity.


Advocacy means taking a stand by raising your voice, raising awareness and rallying for change. If you’re willing to speak up for others, ask for change, and work to draw attention to the issue of hunger in this community, county and state, join our team! Be the voice for those we serve especially children and their families, seniors, the unemployed, and low income workers. Together we can make a difference!


Contact us today!

Click here to email us and to become a part of our email list so you can keep up-to-date on the important issues impacting hunger in our city, county and state....








"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in," - Matthew 25:35, NIV.


Below are the three ways in which You Can Help us fight against Poverty and Hunger in this community...


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