The Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services (MCFOODS) was created in 1994 to help achieve food security and provide access to nutritionally adequate food and other basic necessities to all residents in Middlesex County by then Freeholder, Jane Z. Brady and the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
The program is operated by the Middlesex County Improvement Authority with support of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. MCFOODS is also a collaboration of many partnerships working to end hunger. Local governments, nonprofit agencies, businesses, organizations, schools and houses of worship all work together through the MCFOODS Network to help achieve our mission.
The program has expanded from operating out of a closet in a park police building in Roosevelt Park in Edison in its early days to our current 5,000 square foot warehouse in East Brunswick. In the early years, MCFOODS received and distributed 92,000 pounds of nonperishable foods and necessities to about 30 partner agencies. In 2018, MCFOODS received and distributed over 1.9 million pounds of food including fresh produce, dairy and meat products to over 120 partners.
MCFOODS provides nonperishable foods and necessities to our network of over 120 partner organizations throughout the 25 towns in Middlesex County to ensure that all residents have access to nutritionally adequate food and necessities at all times.
Additionally, MCFOODS supplies our partners with networking opportunities, resource-sharing tools and nutritional guidelines for clients. On a broader platform MCFOODS is an advocate for programs and policies intended to combat hunger and poverty.
Stay connected with MCFOODS and follow our social media pages for program updates, events, news, nutrition education, hunger and advocacy efforts, current food drives and information on our partner agencies.