Responding to New Jerseyans’ Greatest Needs Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
2020
Gateway Community Action Partnership
Active
Responding to New Jerseyans’ Greatest Needs Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Gateway Community Action Partnership
2020
Active
Grant Award Amount
$20,000

Recognizing that food insecurity is an immediate need in the Bridgeton community, Gateway Community Action Partnership is leading this project to engage the next generation of community leaders in providing healthy meals to residents. With a particular focus on individuals who are experiencing homelessness, seniors and low-income families,  Gateway is partnering with the Next GEN Leaders youth team to prepare nutritious meals at the Marino Center Kitchen and deliver them to the Riverwalk Senior Apartments and the Oakview Heights housing complex. In addition, the youth are partnering in the operation of Grab and Go summer feeding sites and delivering meals to students and their families who lack reliable transportation to visit a feeding site. As of August 31, 2020, the Next GEN Leaders have distributed more than 2000 nutritious meals throughout their community. By the end of this project, Gateway, the Next GEN Leaders and their community partners will have advanced existing efforts to address the needs of vulnerable households, which can inform an equitable response and recovery throughout the state.

Project
Marino Center Kitchen: Feeding Homeless and Senior Population
Grant Recipient
Key Contact

Michael Cudemo
Vice President of Planning
(856) 451-6330

Topics
Counties Served
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