$414K Food Sustainability Grant Allocated To Bergen County Agencies

Source: New Jersey Patch

A fresh round of funding will strengthen investments in local agencies’ ability to provide nutritious meals to those who are struggling to put food on the table, according to county officials.

$414,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds will be disbursed to food service organizations across Bergen County, as part of a sustainability grant that has awarded $900,000 in ARP funds across two application rounds.

“With food insecurity still impacting residents, targeted investments continue to be critical for our partners in fighting food insecurity on the frontlines,” Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco said.

The program will invest the funds into agencies for improvements to infrastructure, technology and weatherization. Requested items included new refrigerators and freezers; shelving and preparation tables; and heaters, tents and canopies for outdoor distributions.

The following organizations are set to receive grants:

Annie Clyde Holt Food Pantry All Access Community Development Corporation
Ascension Church Bergen Volunteer Center
Borough of Elmwood Park – Residents Assistance Program Buddies of New Jersey
Center for Food Action Englewood Center for Food Action Saddle Brook
Church of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady Closter Food & Assistance Board
Connex4NPO Disabled Combat Veterans Youth Program
Dumont Food Pantry – DCG Cares Englewood Neighborhood Pantry a Nonprofit Corp.
Epiphany Community Food Pantry Families for Families
Father’s Cupboard at Grace Redeemer Church Felician University
Franciscan Community Development Center of Fairview Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha Glen Rock
Helping Hands Food Pantry of Teaneck NJ Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey
Meadowlands YMCA Norwood Food Pantry
Open Door Community Center Our Community Dinner Table
Parkside Community Church Ridgewood Senior Citizens Housing Corporation, Inc.
Rutherford Community Pantry Inc. Sacred Heart Church
Social Service Association of Ridgewood and Vicinity Strangers Helping Strangers Food Pantry
The Office of Concern Food Pantry Tri Boro Food Pantry
Varick Memorial Food Pantry Westwood United Methodist Church
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