Join the Giving Tuesday Movement

Today is Giving Tuesday, a holiday dedicated to giving back.  Founded in 2012 by New York's 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, the holiday has turned into a movement, helping raise over 200 million dollars for nonprofits worldwide since its inception.  Celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving every year, Giving Tuesday aims to kick off the season of giving in a major way.

Today, more than half of all Paterson residents suffer from true poverty - unable to afford at least one basic human need every month. That's why CUMAC is proud to partner with several other Paterson nonprofits this Giving Tuesday to provide our fellow neighbors with vital resources and support. Together, we can build a brighter future for our community.

We hope to make this year's event bigger than ever, but we need your help! Here are some simple ways you can give back today...

  • Donate: Every dollar you contribute has a direct impact on someone’s life.  At CUMAC, it only takes 50 cents to provide a nutritious meal for someone in need; $60 will keep one of our trucks on the road for a full day, allowing us to pick up, rescue and distribute food around our community. Make a donation to CUMAC today, or to any of our partner organizations to start making a difference.
  • Hold a Food Drive or collection: CUMAC has served over 30,000 clients this year. When you collect food, clothing, or hygiene products you ensure that we can provide our neighbors with the resources they need most. Visit our most-needed items page for more details.
  • Get involved: CUMAC relies on our volunteers to keep up with the growing need in our community. Our programs serve thousands of people every month, providing everything from food pantry services and disaster relief to job training and supportive housing. None of this would be possible without our volunteers. Sign up for a volunteer project today and celebrate Giving Tuesday with us! Call (973-742-5518) or e-mail our office for more info. Visit our Volunteer page to learn more.
  • Spread the word: Share and tag a photo or message about #GivingTuesday and #Give2Paterson on your social media to help others learn about this global day of giving back! Don't forget to tag CUMAC or the organization you're supporting on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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Donate Today

Thank you for feeding people & changing lives with us! By donating you provide critical support in the fight against hunger in our community. Every dollar you donate can be turned into significant services for our clients. To make a donation click the button below.

Donate by Mail

If you would prefer to send a check, please make payable to CUMAC and mail to the following address:   
P.O. Box 2721  Paterson, NJ 07509

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs that can augment the impact of your donation. Please check with your employer and, if possible, include the form or a note with your donation.


If your gift is a memorial or honorarium donation, you will have a chance to provide the honoree's name and an address for acknowledgement through our "Thank You" page.  Be sure to click "Return to CUMAC/ECHO" once your gift is processed to access that page.

In-Kind Donations

Serving tens of thousands of people every year, CUMAC is always in need of food and clothing donations . Our ability to alleviate hunger in New Jersey depends on your support. Donations are accepted Monday through Friday (and select Saturdays) and can be dropped off during regular warehouse hours. We recommend calling ahead to schedule a drop-off time. See our Hours page for more details. 

Thank you for taking the initiative to support CUMAC's work to feed people & change lives!

For other ways you can get involved visit our Volunteer or Opportunities page. Want to learn more about our work? Contact our office today.