Annual campaign awards $275,000 to community health partners

The 6th Annual Holiday Matching Grants campaign to benefit local soup kitchens, food pantries and organizations working to address and prevent both hunger and homelessness was a big success, thanks to the generosity of the community.  Partners for Health Foundation has awarded $275,000 in matching funds for donations that were made by the end of 2019.

Contributions made directly to the following organizations were eligible for a $1 for $1 match by the Foundation:  A Lot to Grow, City Green, HOMECorp, Human Needs Food Pantry, Interfaith Hospitality Network, MESH (Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless), Montclair Community Farms, Nutley Family Service Bureau, Saint Peter’s Haven Healthy Food Pantry & Family Shelter in Clifton, The Salvation Army and Toni’s Kitchen.

Contributions to support organizations working to address hunger and homelessness were eligible for a $1 to $1 match from Partners for Health Foundation. Nutrition education for pre-school children is among the initiatives that benefit from community donations.

“It takes teamwork to address the needs of those who struggle with hunger, homelessness or the risk of becoming homeless.  We’re proud that this program can do so much for our neighbors at a time when they need it most.”