MORRISTOWN, NJ - Kings Food Markets is continuing its fight against hunger by once again partnering with Grow It Green Morristown, a nonprofit focused on making fresh, local food and outdoor spaces accessible for all. Kings has been a supporter of Grow It Green for several years and is renewing their commitment to assist the organization with collaborative projects centered on hunger relief and healthy eating.
Kings Food Markets began as a local food market in New Jersey in 1936, and still maintains the core value of serving its local communities in the fight to end hunger. Through its Act Against Hunger Initiative, Kings has donated more than 100,000 pounds of food to the community for those in need.
“At Kings Food Markets, Act Against Hunger is an initiative that is very important to us as it is meaningful to showcase our ongoing commitment to the local community,” said Judy Spires, Chairman and CEO of Kings Food Markets. “Through this program, we're helping to cultivate fresh produce and develop accessible spaces for after-school programs and community events. Partnering with a passionate organization like Grow it Green Morristown helps us make a real impact on local hunger relief and establishing positive change for all.”
Grow It Green manages three properties, the Early Street Community Garden, the Urban Farm at the Lafayette Learning Center, and the Greenhouse at the College of Saint Elizabeth to provide opportunities for community engagement, health education, and environmental awareness. The nonprofit donates over 4,000 pounds of food per growing season, and has provided opportunities for residents to buy food at cost or grow their own. Kings will support Grow It Green through several platforms, including in-store, social media, and volunteer opportunities.
“Kings Food Markets has been a valuable supporter of Grow It Green over the past several years and we cannot thank them enough for their continued support. Through this partnership we are able to expand our initiatives to donate fresh produce to area soup kitchens, shelters, and schools as well as our educational efforts to promote healthy eating and environmental stewardship,” said Erica Colace, Executive Director of Grow It Green.
This year, Kings Food Markets will be involved in Grow It Green’s 6 th annual fundraising gala, Diamonds for Kale, on Saturday, April 28 th at The Seeing Eye in Morris Township.
The popular gala will raise funds to support Grow It Green’s work to bring farm-based educational programs to students and adults in the greater Morristown community, and make fresh, local food and outdoor spaces accessible to all.
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