Addressing local hunger through Breakfast After the Bell

More than 13 million kids in the country go to school hungry, and hunger detracts from their ability to focus on learning during the school day. That’s why Partners for Heath Foundation is taking action to make sure children in Northern New Jersey get a healthy breakfast this school year. Our very own Kathy Smith …Read More…

Food Pantries in Need of Donations and Volunteers!

      This back to school season, we ask you to remember your local food pantries and soup kitchens, who are always in need of help!   There are many ways you can help keep their shelves stocked and kitchens open: Organize a community food drive to collect food Volunteer at a feeding programs …Read More…

Toni’s Kitchen’s Summer Love Food Program

Toni’s Kitchen’s Summer Love Food Program, running from June 25 through August 31, works to ensure local children at summer camps, preschools, libraries and sports programs are well fed all summer long. Summer can be a tough time for low-income families. As school closes, breakfast and lunch programs that children rely on disappear. Working families …Read More…

In Response to Suburban Hunger… More than $600,000 in Fresh Produce Grants!

As suburban poverty has risen, more and more local residents have struggled to put food on the table.  Soup kitchens and food pantries report sharp increases in demand for their services, while their usual sources of support cannot keep up with increased demand for food.  Partners for Health Foundation launched its fresh produce grants program …Read More…

Partners for Health Foundation to receive award for summer lunch program at Montclair Public Library

The New Jersey Library Association will award Partners for Health Foundation the 2018 Library Service Award for their funding of health related programs at the Montclair Public Library.  The award will be presented at the New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference awards ceremony on Thursday, May 31 from 6-8 pm at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center …Read More…

Grants of more than $900,000 will Address Local Hunger and Homelessness

More than 840 community members opened their hearts and wallets during the 2017 holiday season, donating $450,000+ to the Matching Grants Program sponsored by Partners for Health Foundation.  With the Foundation’s $1 to $1 match, grants totaling more than $900,000 have been distributed to 11 local soup kitchens, food pantries and agencies that provide services …Read More…

Montclair Community Farms: Let’s Grow!

Montclair Community Farms (MCF) is a coalition of HOMECorp, Montclair Department of Health and Human Services, Montclair History Center, Montclair State University, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension: Essex County 4-H and Master Gardeners. Community volunteers and Youth farmers tend their two farm sites along with a farm coordinator and farm director. MCF plants, grows, harvests and …Watch Video…

City Green Veggie Mobile Returns to South End

Fourth Ward Councilwoman Renee Baskerville and the Township of Montclair are partnering with Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center, Partners for Health and City Green, to once again welcome the City Green Veggie Mobile – a mobile farm stand that brings fresh produce and other healthful foods to Montclair’s South End district. The Veggie Mobile will be …Read More…

Grants of more than $463,000 will Fight Hunger and Homelessness

More than 400 community members opened their hearts and wallets during the 2016 holiday season, donating $231,670 to the Matching Grants Program sponsored by Partners for Health Foundation. With the Foundation’s $1 to $1 match, grants totaling $463,340 were made to seven local soup kitchens, food pantries and agencies that provide services to the homeless …Read More…

Little Falls Schools Help Raise $2,000 to Fight Hunger

By Sara Nowen, 6th & 7th grade teacher, School #1 in Little Falls, NJ   In 2014, I brought the Turkey Ride event to the middle school where I work, School #1 in Little Falls.  The Montclair Bikery’s Turkey Ride is an annual event that invites bicyclists to collect turkeys for the Human Needs Food …Read More…

Partners for Health Foundation is launching the Third Annual Holiday Matching Grants program

1 IN 5 CHILDREN IN NJ IS FOOD INSECURE:  Make a Difference and DOUBLE Your Impact through Partners for Health Foundation’s Matching Grants Program   Partners for Health Foundation is launching the Third Annual Holiday Matching Grants program to benefit local soup kitchens, food pantries and organizations working to address the persistent issues of hunger and …Read More…

Earned Income Tax Credit Initiative

As New Jersey continues to struggle with a poor economy marked by high rates of unemployment, foreclosures, and an increasing cost of living, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) remains a crucial lifeline for low-income families. By lifting families out of poverty and giving a boost to local economies, the EITC is a vital tax …read more…

Matching Grants Programs Results in $400,000 to Fight Local Hunger and Homelessness

Community members opened their hearts and their wallets to help raise more than $400,000 donated through the Partners for Health Foundation’s Holiday Matching Grants program to seven local soup kitchens, food pantries and agencies that provide services to the homeless. Contributions of $202,700 from 438 individuals and families were matched dollar for dollar by Partners …read more…

Up to $125,000 in matching grants to double the impact of holiday donations!

Partners for Health will again providing matching grants to benefit local soup kitchens and food pantries, and this year will include organizations working to address homelessness.  Individual gifts of $50 made by December 31, 2015 will be eligible for the program.  Up to $125,000 in matching grants are available. Participating programs include the Human Needs …read more…

Salvation Army receives $4,400 through Matching Grants Program!

MKA juniors Joe Amato and Ben Rapsas have teamed up with Partners for Health to fight hunger. The young men enlisted more than a dozen peers to join them in a Food Run held on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Each runner/walker raised funds and traversed a 5K route outlined by an MKA Cross Country coach. …read more…

Area Children Join the Fight Against Suburban Hunger!

By Jennifer Hanawald Local children are learning about suburban hunger and taking action to raise donations for emergency food programs. Leaders of Girl Scout Troop 20528 in Montclair said the goals of the Campaign to Fight Hunger the Healthy Way — to help community members of all ages to eat well — resonated deeply. The …read more…

Six-week food drive at School 2 in Little Falls!

By Jennifer Hanawald The Pre-K through second graders of School 2 in Little Falls are doing an amazing job collecting healthy foods for two food pantries: St. Agnes Church and First Reformed Church, both in Little Falls. Our school’s Media Advisor, Ms. Roth, has been reading to our students from the list of children’s book …read more…

Inspiring Action to Fight Hunger

By Jennifer Hanawald Partners for Health has kicked off a year-long campaign to raise awareness about suburban hunger and inspire action that will help nourish our neighbors who struggle to afford healthy food. The grant-making foundation developed the Fight Hunger the Healthy Way campaign to put an emphasis on donations of healthy foods to emergency …read more…

Fighting Hunger the Healthy Way: A Call to Action

By Jennifer Hanawald What would you do if you had to choose between paying the bills and putting a decent meal on the table? With poverty rising twice as fast in the suburbs than in cities, that’s become the reality for an increasing number of our neighbors, right here in Montclair. Partners for Health, a …read more…