Allen Village CDC



The Allen Village Community Development Corporation is a 501 (c3) non-profit organization formed to help improve the residents in our community which was formed in 2013 under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Cynthia D. Jackson. To give a little background we are located in the South Ward of Newark, New Jersey.


Our neighborhood was devastated in the rebellions of 1968 and to date there has been little redevelopment in the area. It is a neighborhood plagued by high crime, functional illiteracy, drug addiction, unemployment and underemployment, the proliferation of liquor stores, transitional housing, and food insecurity. It is our mission to help transform the lives of our residents in a positive and meaningful way


Allen Village CDC Volunteer

The Allen Village established a food pantry which operates on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturday of each month as well as provides emergency food assistance as needed. We provide fresh produce, meats, non-perishable foods,  diapers, and feminine hygiene products to individuals and families. 


We offer these much-needed food baskets to individuals and families who may run out of resources towards the end of the month and have no where to turn for assistance. In order to access the food pantry, you must have a Government ID, Social Security Card or Proof of Residency.

Now Accepting Donations

You can make a difference in someone’s life by simply donating your household items.

Clothing Items/Household Items/Food Items

– Towels

– Washcloths

– Disposable Face Masks

– Toilet Paper 

– Feminine Products 

– Diapers 

– Blankets, Sheets, Pillowcases

 – Non-perishable items

Newark Allen AME Church

You can bring your items to:
56 19th Avenue
Newark, New Jersey 07103

Food Pantry Hours of Operation:

10am – 1pm
Every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturday

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday loading/unloading
*Unloading food deliveries may require lifting over 40 pounds

application form

Personal Info:

Thank you for your interest in volunteering your services with us. Please provide all required information for this application. We will contact you once we have received your application.

All contact information you provide is strictly confidential and must match your valid ID in order for you to volunteer. If issues arise please call 973-373-7753.

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    In signing this liability waiver, I certify that I am a willing participant in the Allen Village program and that I agree to work according to instructions I receive. I agree to behave in a responsible manner and I agree to perform only work that I feel comfortable doing and that I feel I can accomplish safely.


    I agree to wear clothes and shoes that I believe will provide protection according to the work conditions.



    Permission to use:
    Use of Photographs. I grant permission to use individual and group volunteer photographs, film and videos of me or of my child for promotional or other use furthering the mission of the Allen Village CDC, including the use on the Allen Village website. 



    I have read this form and fully understand that by signing this form I am giving up legal rights and/or remedies which may otherwise be available to me regarding any losses I may sustain as a result of my participation.

    You agree to these terms above when you hit the ‘submit’ button.


    We hate SPAM too! So we will never do it.

    Thank you for wanting to volunteer with us and show others your compassion. It’s individuals like you who help our communities thrive by sharing your most precious gift:  your time.

    Our goal is to improve the quality of life for Essex County families by accosting the economic and social needs that plague our communities. Together we can make a difference.


    contact us

    PHONE:   973-373-7753

    56 19th Avenue
    Newark, New Jersey 07103


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