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M25 Grants Target Food Insecurity
Dec 28, 2021 | 633 views | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BRIDGETON — Ray Garcia, president of The M25 Initiative, announced recently that the Board of Trustees has awarded an additional $26,000 in grant funding to assist programs that are feeding the Cumberland County community in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The M25 Initiative previously awarded over $108,000 in 2020 to assist over 20 nonprofits/religious organizations addressing food insecurity.

“We are delighted to be able to announce that with the community’s support we have now been able to provide over $134,000 in funding to our faith-based and nonprofit organizations that are feeding our Cumberland County neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Garcia said. “The grant funding is made possible through the generosity of individuals, organizations, and churches who have donated to the M25 Initiative to help assist those on the frontlines of meeting the needs in our community. Although prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, The M25 Initiative is eager to continue this food insecurity grant program post pandemic.”

Phase 5 funding provides financial support for food insecurity programs that are operating during the time period of October 2021 - January 2022. Nine Cumberland County based programs addressing food insecurity have been awarded funding for Phase 5: Bethany Grace Community Church, Bethany Seventh Day Adventist Church, Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Divine Mercy Parish Food Pantry, Gateway Community Action Partnership (Tri-County Community Action Agency), Pope Francis Food Pantry, Spirit & Truth Ministries-Vineland Soup Kitchen, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Good Shepherd Dining Room, and Trinity First Hope Center.

Donations can be made at www.m25 or by mailing a check to the M25 Initiative, 31 N. Pearl St., Bridgeton, NJ 08302. Visit or call 1-844-M25-HOPE.

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