Summer Lunch Program
More than 2,000 healthy lunches prepared by Toni’s Kitchen were served at the Montclair Public Library this summer, nourishing bodies and minds of children during a time that many have reduced or limited access to healthy food. Read more
Advocacy to reduce hunger
An analysis by Advocates for Children of New Jersey revealed that only 18% of nearly 14,000 children in our service area communities who are eligible for free- or reduced-price school meals are receiving breakfast. This assessment will be used to develop an action plan for future advocacy to reduce child hunger.
Montclair Community Farm
The Mobile Farm Stand, part of the Montclair Community Farm Coalition, brings fresh, affordable produce to low-income seniors in Montclair, Verona and Cedar Grove from July through October. According to a spring 2017 survey, 33% of their clients use Food Stamps or SFNFP vouchers to purchase vegetables. Read more
Montclair Film/Reel World Filmmaking
Students participating in the Montclair Film “Reel World Filmmaking” workshop this summer created a Public Service Announcement for positive social change about the Montclair Community Farm.
Funding to City Green doubles the value of SNAP, WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers at the Montclair Farmers’ Market, City Green’s Farm Stand in Clifton and at City Green Veggie Mobile stops in Clifton, Montclair, Bloomfield and Little Falls. Read more
Inadequate intake of costly fruits and vegetables is prevalent among all Americans, but particularly so among low income populations. The Foundation’s fresh produce program addresses this concern. Fresh produce grants totaling more than $500,000 have been given to local soup kitchens and food pantries since 2009. Read more