Six N.J. food banks awarded block grant

    Six New Jersey food banks will share more than $225,000 in federal grants ot enhance their services, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and Department of Agriculture announced today.

    “The grant will help us in our efforts to get nutritious food, including ‘Jersey Fresh’ produce, to families in need,” said Carlos Rodriguez, executive director of The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
    The Community Services Block Grant money can be used for storage, distribution and food purchases.

    In addition to The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, the money will go to the Community Food Bank, which serves Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Union, Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, and parts of Burlington counties; the Food Bank of South Jersey, which serves Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties; Mercer Street Friends; NORWESCAP, which serves Hunterdon, Warren and Sussex counties; and Southern Regional Food Distribution, which serves Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer and Salem counties.

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