MORRISTOWN, NJ - You may have already heard, but Morristown's Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center has a new name. The organization is now nourish.NJ.
In a statement, the organization said "The Community Soup Kitchen & Outreach Center kept its doors open every day for 35 years. This commitment to the Morristown community has had a lasting impact on the lives of thousands of people experiencing homelessness and living in poverty. The myriad of programs offered over the years has helped provide housing for 80 people, jobs for 100 and health services for hundreds more. And the organization has been able to grow and expand its impact thanks to the broad-based support received from nearly 4,000 caring volunteers and community donors. To go along with the new direction, comes a new name to better reflect the impact that’s been made on the root causes of hunger, homelessness, and poverty".
In addition to changing their name, the organization will expand their programs to now include focusing on the needs of college students experiencing food and housing insecurity as well as vulnerable seniors and working poor families struggling with housing, employment and health issues. The organization will partner with local colleges, service providers, municipalities, faith-based groups and child-care centers to expand their reach and help thousands more people each year.
Services offered will include emergency food, housing assistance, employment services, mental health counseling and health programs, said officials.
nourish. NJ, a non-profit organization located at 36 South Street in Morristown, receives no government funding and relies on support from community members, foundations and corporations. All are welcome and no questions are asked of anyone. L
Last year, according to the organization, nourish.NJ served 77,000 breakfasts and lunches; gave away 650,000 pounds of healthy, nutritious food through its Free Farmer’s Markets; provided 4,000 summer camp lunches to children of local low-income families; secured permanent housing for 80 homeless guests; and found employment for 100 individuals. I
In 2020 nourish.NJ plans to help thousands of more residents of Morris County.
For more information and to get involved, visit nourishnj.org