MORRISTOWN, NJ - In an announcement on Facebook, Morristown Rotary Club announced that the organization will being Operation Hunger 3.0 through a grant funded by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority's new Sustain and Serve Program.

With the award, the Morristown Rotary Club will continue with their program titled, Operation Hunger 3.0. Operation Hunger 3.0 was developed to provide nourishing meals to the food insecure from local restaurant partners. The rotary will buy "set-price meals from local restaurants for distribution in the community". Meals will be provided to Homeless Solutions, Table of Hope, Nourish NJ, and the Morris County Housing Authority for seniors, said the organization.

"We anticipate this program funding 24,000 meals to be distributed to those in need over the next three months", said the rotary.

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Twenty-seven organizations have been awarded $14 million in grants which will support "expenses directly tied to bulk purchasing of meals from New Jersey based restaurants. 

“New Jersey’s restaurants were hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the outpouring of interest in Sustain & Serve NJ underscores the community’s desire to help local restaurants and the neighborhoods they serve,” Governor Phil Murphy said. “The positive economic impact of this program for the restaurant industry, combined with the good it will do in the community, makes Sustain & Serve NJ a home run.”

For a full list of grant recipients, click HERE