Morristown, N.J.  – The Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center located in Morristown received a $15,000 grant from the Travelers Foundation, the charitable arm of Travelers.

The proceeds of the grant will be used to purchase nutritious, healthy foods to prepare and serve at breakfast and lunch to the guests 7 days a week and to distribute at the 3 weekly free farmers markets. In addition, funds will be allocated to the Outreach H.I.R.E Program-- Helping Individuals Reach Employment.  H.I.R.E provides employment assistance and help to the guests returning to the workforce.

Travelers contributes to efforts that create strong, vibrant communities and offer pathways to success. Through corporate funding and the Travelers Foundation, Travelers targets its giving to three key outcomes: academic & career success, thriving neighborhoods and culturally enriched communities.

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About Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center

The Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center, located at 36 South Street in Morristown, receives no government funding and relies on support from private donors and corporations. Breakfast and lunch is served seven days a week to the area’s working poor, homeless, elderly and disabled. For the past 33 years, the Community Soup Kitchen has never missed a day providing meals. All are welcome and no questions are asked of anyone. Its Outreach Center workers collaborate with dozens of local agencies to bring medical and mental health assessments as well as shelter, housing, educational and employment services to our guests, in the CSK dining room. Last year, the CSK served 75,000 breakfasts and lunches; gave away 500,000 pounds of healthy, nutritious food through its Free Farmer’s Markets; provided 125 summer camp lunches five days a week to children of local low-income families; secured permanent housing for 25 homeless guests; found employment for 44 individuals; and made 10,500 guest referrals to social service agencies. It is a 501c3 nonprofit.