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Booker announces more than $1 million for Norwescap Food Bank
Phillipsburg, New Jersey – As part of its 2022 Jersey Summer Road Trip, US Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) today visited the Norwescap Food Bank in Warren County to announce a $1,050,000 Congressional Directed Spending (CDS) grant he has obtained for the organization. Norwescap will use the funding to increase its food distribution capacity by 33% and build a new, more modern facility.
Norwescap is one of New Jersey’s largest food banks and receives food through federal and state funding, private donations, and partnerships with supermarkets and private organizations. It currently distributes nearly 1.7 million meals a year and also provides financial education, employment, housing, nutrition and other services to residents of Warren, Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset and Sussex. There are over 62,000 people living below the poverty line in the Norwescap service area and 120,000 households struggling to meet basic expenses.
Booker announces $1 million for Norwescap Food Bank
“For so many food-insecure and low-income people, Norwescap is a beacon of hope, providing daily meals along with essential support services that set them on the path to success,” said Senator Booker. “I was proud to fight on behalf of this organization and secure over $1 million in federal funding that will help Norwescap expand its lifesaving operations and provide over 800,000 additional meals each year to people and communities. families in need.”
“Having Senator Booker’s help secure this grant opens up incredible opportunities for Norwescap to expand our hunger relief efforts, but more importantly, it will change the lives of the tens of thousands of people to whom we provide lifesaving support. and vital. every year,” said Mark Valli, Managing Director of Norwescap. “Not a single person in New Jersey – the Garden State – should go hungry, and with the Senator’s support, Norwescap will be in a better position to make sure we achieve that goal for the people of Northwestern New Jersey. .”
“USDA Rural Development works hand-in-hand with Norwescap, a key stakeholder and partner, to invest in and improve the quality of life for rural communities and residents of Northwestern New Jersey,” said Jane Asselta, New Jersey State Director, USDA Rural Development. “NORWESCAP, as a non-profit organization, and USDA Rural Development, a federal entity, each support food pantries and access to food, educational programs that can lead to employment, financial literacy and affordable housing, health care delivery and services for the elderly and people with disabilities.. I am proud to be here today to honor their accomplishments and continued success as a champion of the underserved in our rural counties.
reservation Jersey Summer Road Trip 2022 is a series of judgments outlining the priorities he continues to fight for in the U.S. Senate on behalf of state residents. The road trip will highlight Booker’s ongoing commitment to serving New Jersey veterans, his efforts to secure Congressional-directed spending for critical New Jersey projects and organizations, and his support for businesses and industries. local, among others.
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