On January 23, 2019 Clifton participated for the first time in its own annual statewide homeless point in time count, held every January. A task force was formed last fall, and among the goals it laid out was getting an estimate of the homeless population. In total, 19 individuals were reached on this day. Learn more
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 Bloomfield and Clifton get a healthy breakfast during the school year.
Summer Lunch Program
More than 2,000 healthy lunches prepared by Toni’s Kitchen were served at the Montclair Public Library last summer, nourishing bodies and minds of children during a time that many have reduced or limited access to healthy food. Read about this year’s program here
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 $600,000 have been given to local soup kitchens and food pantries since 2009. Read more