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Feed a family, protect the planet!

Your donation allows Share My Meals to recover healthy surplus meals from food providers every day and deliver them to local families in need. Instead of going to waste, they improve lives!

$100 saves meals for a family of 4 for a week
$400 saves meals for a family of 4 for a month
$4,800 saves meals for a family of 4 for a year

Maximize your giving impact by making a monthly recurring gift, or ask your company to match your donation. For any questions, contact Assetou Gaudissard, Development and Communication Director.

Share My Meals is a 501(c)(3) corporation, Federal ID / EIN 84-4149439.  Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.


Whether you have an hour a day or an hour a month to volunteer, you can make a real impact on the lives of your neighbors – and on the health of our planet. Our volunteers recover food from schools, corporate cafeterias, retail stores and farms and distribute those meals to our local community in need. 

We are looking for volunteers who can drive, have access to a car, have a smartphone and are based in the following counties in NJ: Essex, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Union, and Somerset. All volunteers receive training and have the opportunity to shadow an experienced volunteer.

Princeton, NJ Area Opportunities

  • Pick up meals and other foods from local retailers and deliver them to our food hub in Princeton or other local nonprofits. Routes vary but are typically Monday – Friday between 8:30am and 4:00pm with a smaller number of opportunities on Saturdays. Most routes take about an hour or less.
  • Deliver meals directly to the homes of families and seniors in Princeton, East Windsor, Montgomery, and Plainsboro. Home deliveries are Monday – Friday between 4:00pm and 6:00pm.


Opportunities In Other Parts of NJ

  • Pick up surplus meals from business cafeterias and schools and deliver them directly to area nonprofit organizations.
  • Routes vary but are typically Monday – Friday between 12:00pm and 4:00pm and last 30-60 minutes. 


Want to learn more? Complete our interest form here to be contacted by our Volunteer Coordinator. Or sign up for our info session on July 18, 2024 at 12:00pm by clicking here.

Donate Food

Donating meals is an easy way to protect our planet and help local communities access healthy meals. Share My Meals specializes in the recovery of prepared meals and has designed a program that ensures that your donated are delivered to families following high-standard food safety guidelines.

Our process is easy, flexible, and free to meal donors. Donors help by portioning out their surplus meals into our reusuable containers, scanning them with an easy to use app that notifies us they are ready for pick up, and refrigerating them until we pick them up. That’s it!  

Share My Meals provides donors with monthly dashboards to see their direct impact on their local community and the environment.

Food Donation: Liability Protections

Federal and state laws provide liability protection for food donors as long as they comply with food safety standards and donate in good faith. 

Share My Meals has developed a food donation recovery protocol and the technological tools to ensure high safety standards from pick up to delivery. We work with donors to deliver donated meals safely to our families and partner organizations.
Click here to learn more about the legislation protecting food donors.

For more information, please contact Ariana McBride.