NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Commissioner Steve Rogers restored $25,000 in township funding to the Nutley Family Service Bureau for their food pantry and thrift shop operations. It was previously announced that the township would discontinue funding NFSB.
Rogers told TAPinto Nutley that he worked hard to find the funds in his budget to help people. He wants to help "people who are pretty poor with food and clothes". Starting on January 1, 2018, NFSB will receive $25,000 from the township. "We're all pleased." Rogers told TAPinto Nutley, "and we'll partner up for other things." The food pantry and thrift shop will be only for Nutley residents according to Rogers. "It's a win-win for us and will result in meeting the needs of poor people."
Rogers told TAPinto Nutley that he takes his job as commissioner very seriously and the costs to the taxpayers that go with doing that job. Nutley taxpayers will be saving money as compared to the previous $65,000 in funding, while helping Nutley residents in need.
Eileen Painter, NFSB Executive Director, told TAPinto Nutley "We are pleased to continue our partnership with the township and with Commissioner Steve Rogers in particular. We look forward to issuing a more formal statement to TAPinto Nutley once we have had the chance to share the news with the board, staff, and volunteers of Nutley Family Service Bureau."
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