What makes Mercy Center unique is that we are able to immediately offer and refer clients to our on-site programs or collaborate with community agencies to address the issues that contribute to financial hardships. Through access to our wrap-around services, we can holistically address the unique circumstances and needs of the individual or the family.

The Emergency Services Program provides temporary financial assistance for immediate, basic needs in order for our families to maintain a stable living situation.

These services include:

  • Referrals to appropriate community providers based on client need
  • Food and personal care items
  • Clothing
  • Limited/temporary assistance with select household expenses (ie.,utility bills)

Contact Emergency Services:
Email: reception@mercycenternj.org
Office phone: (732) 774-9397 Ext. 110


Food Pantry

Mercy Center’s Food Pantry is one of the few local food pantries that is opened daily from 8:30am-4:00pm. It serves over 5,000 people every year. Our staff and team of over 50 volunteers maintain the pantry and distribute three-day supplies of healthy balanced meals to clients based on family size, age and cooking facilities.

All food, personal hygiene items and clothing are obtained through donations from businesses, local parishes, organizations and individuals.

Every year, we provide Thanksgiving baskets and toys at Christmas to over 300 needy families.