Fish Inc. - Dunellen Area (About Us)

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WE ARE NOT CLOSING. Unfortunately Fish Hospitality, the shelter program HAS closed its doors as of December 31, 2022. Please do not confuse the two. The Food and Clothing Rooms of Fish, Inc. are NOT CLOSING and remain operational.
The Clothing Room is now open only on Mondays, 9 a.m. - 12 noon and the third Saturday of each month (excluding July and August) 9-11. Clients will be limited to half an hour to select clothing. Current registered clients must bring their appointment paper or proper ID. New clients must call the hotline at 732-356-0081 for an appointment. Walk-ins not accepted. Donations are accepted on Mondays, when the Clothing Room is open or can be accepted through the Food Room Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Clothing donations are LIMITED TO THREE BAGS PER VISIT. Due to space constraints, larger donations and group clothing drive donations MUST be pre-arranged. Please do not leave any donations on the porch as they will automatically be placed in the garbage. Please ring the door bell at the yellow doors for a volunteer to accept your donations.
The Food Room is open each Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9 a.m.-12 noon and the third Saturday of each month 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. First time clients must call the hotline for screening and appointment at 732-356-0081. Walk-ins can not be accommodated.

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Fish, Inc. - Dunellen Area, founded in 1969, is a service organization of volunteers who respond with compassion to the needs of the poor, the elderly, the homeless, and those who "fall between the cracks" of public assistance. Fish, Inc. is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a nonprofit organization. Formed to express a spirit of brotherhood in our communities by rendering assistance and service to individuals in need. Fish is particularly focused on responding to appeals for help and assistance throughout the greater Dunellen area. Service areas include the Middlesex County communities of Dunellen, Middlesex, Piscataway, South Plainfield, Edison, Highland Park, and the Somerset County town of Green Brook.


Fish is an all volunteer organization. No salaries are paid to any workers. Opportunities for service include receiving, sorting, storing and distributing food and clothing. Oversight of operations is provided by a Steering Committee composed of the elected officers and chairpersons of the year round ongoing programs.


Major programs of Fish include: Food Bank, Clothing, Blankets and Bedding, Holiday meals, and Christmas Toys. All services are nondiscriminatory and are provided at no charge. Clients are appropriately screened for participation. Each program has a chairperson who is responsible for fulfilling the service needs of the client. The chairperson has a list of available volunteers to call upon and most of the programs function with prearranged schedules of volunteers. Persons desiring to volunteer in providing service to clients can do so by calling the Hotline at 732-356-0081. In recent years, food packages were provided to approximately 450 families per month. Holiday meals were provided to families at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. Food packages consist of two bags of basic commodities tailored to individual family needs and may include baby food, or meet special dietary needs. Holiday packages include two bags of food for preparation of the traditional meal with a turkey, chicken or ham. Clothing services were provided to 5000 children and 1500 adults. Blankets and bedding were also supplied to needy families.


The Fish organization relies entirely on donations of goods, services, and money to carry out its programs. Donations of food and clothing are always needed. Low-salt, sugar free and gluten free items are especially helpful. Monetary donations are also welcomed.

Checks should be made payable to

Fish, Inc. - Dunellen Area, and sent to:
Treasurer, Fish, Inc. - Dunellen Area
PO Box 8565
Piscataway NJ 08855-8006

You may also send the treasurer an e-mail at if you have any questions.

Questions or inquiries may be directed to:

Fish Hotline: 732-356-0081

Clothing Distribution Center: 732-968-0520

Food Bank
Holiday Meals
Holiday Toys
Infant Necessities
Disaster Support


Fish, Inc. - Dunellen Area qualifies as a nonprofit corporation and is exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax deductible. We follow IRS requirements for receipts.

Fish, Inc. - Dunellen Area
Administrative Offices: 456 New Market Road Piscataway NJ 08854
24 Hour Hotline: 732-356-0081 Fish, Inc.

Send an e-mail to Fish at, if you have questions, or would like to receive further information about Fish and its mission.

For additional information, please contact Fish at:
Fish Inc. - Dunellen Area
PO Box 8565
Piscataway NJ 08855-8006
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