Three months removed from Superstorm Sandy, homes are being repaired and lives rebuilt. But, while the Jersey Shore moves forward with recovery, food pantries find themselves still serving an unprecedented demand.
The outcry of support following the Super Storm Sandy has been unprecedented, but with shelters and food pantries contended with post storm recover they also have to plan for the Thanksgiving and holiday season.
Six major food banks in the Garden State are the recipients of some much needed additional funds thanks to the awarding of over two hundred and twenty five thousand in Community Services Block Grants (CSBG).
More than 800,000 New Jerseyans already are receiving food stamps. And it's one of the main reasons a recent vote by the House Agriculture Committee to slash hunger relief spending by $16.5 billion is not sitting well with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
I was at my friend Cat Cosentino’s CD release party this week in Asbury Park and while I was thrilled with Cat’s new CD “Box of Chocolates” and enjoyed her performance, I met a most unique individual that is truly making a difference not only here in New Jersey but across the country.
The Food Bank of South Jersey says it's facing a financial shortfall as it serves more people and sees less federal money. Food bank CEO Val Traore says $265,000 shortfall could reach $300,000 by the end of the year
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