Author: Nicole Williams

In April at Essex County Branch Brook Park, previously the site of cheerful cherry blossom festivals, Kayla waited in her car early in the morning to get food assistance with her mom and brother. All three of them—like over a million others in our state—had been laid off from their jobs due to the pandemic. As Learn More

On a chilly November morning in Paterson, dedicated volunteers Nancy, Bob, and Rochelle helped load 3,500 turkeys and 1,000 holiday boxes into the waiting vehicles of CFBNJ community partners. Rain or shine, they wanted to help families impacted by the pandemic share special holiday meals that they might’ve otherwise gone without.  Bob is a business owner Learn More

[vc_row el_class="gapLR60 bannerIMG"][vc_column el_class="custom-single-bgimg"][vc_single_image image="45017" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class="gapLR60"][vc_column width="1/2" el_class="left-section"][vc_column_text]COVID-19 has dramatically increased hunger in communities across the country. New Jersey is estimated to have experienced a disproportionate rise in food insecure residents, an increase of 56%, higher than the national average, and more than 10 percentage...