Health & Wellness

CFBNJ: Bridging The Gap With Summer Meals

HILLSIDE, NJ - When the bell rings for summer recess, hundreds of thousands of New Jersey children lose access to regular healthy meals. For kids who receive free or reduced-price school meals and after-school dinners at our Kids Cafes, summer vacation can mean an end to knowing for sure when they will eat again.

In order to bridge the gap, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey is serving breakfast and lunch to thousands of children in need at sites across the state — including Boys & Girls Clubs, recreation centers and libraries — through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). With 41 sites and counting, the FoodBank expects to provide more than 147,000 meals this summer.

Our Director of Nutrition Lindsey Kennedy ensures the meals pack tons of nutrition.

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“The FoodBank provides summer programs with a well-balanced breakfast and lunch. Our goal is not only to relieve the children from hunger during their 10-week summer break, but to also supply them with nutritious food, including whole grains and fresh fruit, so that they eat healthy and learn healthy-eating habits that will keep their bodies and minds strong. We hope this will help reduce medical costs families may face if their child is not getting the proper nutrients, such as anemia, asthma and oral health issues.”

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), a member of Feeding America®, provides people across the state with food, help and hope. The FoodBank distributed over 43 million pounds of food last year to its more than 1,000 community partners including pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, mobile pantries, and child and senior feeding programs. More than 4.7 million times a year, someone in need is fed by the FoodBank’s network of partners. For our neighbors, especially families, and for the volunteers and donors who support them, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey is the powerful change agent that fills the emptiness caused by hunger with the basic human essentials that people need to survive.

To learn more about the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, to get help or to volunteer, visit cfbnj.org or call (908-355-3663).

 

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Charitable 25,000 Pair Sock Giveaway Planned for Wednesday October 25th in Bloomfield

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The Bloomfield Police Department Blotter October 16 - 22, 2017

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