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Hunterdon County Partnership for Health Launches “Fund Drives Feed More” Campaign

Hunterdon County’s food pantries are in dire need of donations to provide local families with nutritious food throughout the year. Did you know that a cash donation to Food Pantries provides up to TEN TIMES more food than a canned food donation?  The Hunterdon County Partnership for Health’s “Fund Drives Feed More” campaign encourages groups to raise funds for food pantries. Fund drives maximize the impact of a donation and help pantries stock shelves with healthy food options.

We would never discourage donation of healthy food items and we appreciate every donation. We just want people to understand that their money goes farther and can help more people. 

Food pantries provide a stable source of food to local families year-round. Donations to food pantries increase during the holiday season, but families depend on food pantries to provide healthy food for their families all year. Local food pantries partner with agencies and businesses in the community to maximize the dollars donated to purchase healthier options. Food pantries need community support to provide healthy food to nourish our neighbors.

Nearly 8,000 Hunterdon County residents do not have access to a nutritious food supply according to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.  Food pantries are key to addressing food insecurity in Hunterdon County, especially as programs such as SNAP (Food Stamps) see cuts in eligibility and total funding.

This year, the Hunterdon Partnership for Health launches this important campaign to educate prospective donors and fill those shelves. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!  Please visit, www.funddrivesfeedmore.org for a complete list of Hunterdon County Food Pantry locations, or donate to your local pantry today! #SmallChangesBigImpact

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Author
Karen DeMarco, MPH
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Hunterdon County Department of Health