What We Do

At the Bergen Cares Center we offer Food, Emergency Funds Consideration Request Assistance (Bus Pass, Books, Technology), and Rental/Utility Assistance to Students, Staff, and Faculty.

How to Help

If you would like to donate please consider viewing our Amazon Wishlist for new items we need for the Food Pantry!

Contact Information

Pantry location:
Center for Food Action/Bergen Cares Center
Bergen Community College
Room C111A, Pitkin Education Center (1st Floor)
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652

Phone: (201) 879-7191
Intake appointments: Contact Rachel Sloma, Pantry Coordinator, Email: bergencares@bergen.edu

Pantry hours

  • Monday – Friday: from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • The hours of operation are subject to change.


If you require assistance and the pantry is closed, feel free to choose one of the following options:
Option 1:  Visit the Center for Health, Wellness and Personal Counseling located in Room HS-100, Pitkin Education Center, at the College’s main campus in Paramus, NJ, or
Option 2: Visit the Center for Food Action (cfanj.org) and follow the “Get Assistance” link for instructions.

Announcement and Reminders

Remind Text Services

For more information regarding the Bergen Cares Center, email bergencares@bergen.edu to see how you can opt into our new “Remind Text Services” to stay up to date with the Pantry, and the new events and services we plan to provide in the following semesters!