NJPRF was created to address the social, economic, and medical impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey.
STORIES OF IMPACT
City Green, Clifton, NJ
NJPRF funds helped City Green put fresh, healthy food on the tables of individuals and families in need.
The grant allowed City Green’s network of partner farmer’s markets to safely bring locally grown fresh produce to their communities.
The Grant supported City Green’s “Good Food Buck” SNAP and WIC incentive program, providing $3,500+ of discounted farm-fresh food to more than 200 food-insecure families
HANDS, Orange, NJ
The NJPRF grant made it possible for HANDS’ rental tenants—including creative economy entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits—in the Valley Arts District to meet their rent obligations during the early months of the pandemic, which in turn freed up funds to pay staff and fixed costs. The grant assisted the community’s economic development goals and HANDS at the same time!
“Thank you from Southern Comfort Cafe
Please let the group know that we are forever grateful, and their donation helped us to keep our doors open.”
Southern Comfort Cafe is owned by Marcus and Rochelle Brown Johnson.
Housing and Neighborhood Development Services, Inc.
The NJPRF grant gave child care centers an opportunity to use their strength-based relationships to purchase items that would be most meaningful to the families they serve. Testimonials from families helped:
“It is such a big help and I see so many of the things that my son actually eats!”
“A sincere thank you to whoever helped provide these groceries. My family appreciates it so much!”
Community Coordinated Child Care of Union County
Asbury Park Dinner
Table, Asbury Park, NJ
Was founded in response to COVID-19 to support the local economy while helping local food-insecure families by purchasing and distributing takeout meals from local restaurants.
Asbury Park Dinner Table provided more than 60,000 fresh meals over 5 months and the grant helped restaurants continue paying employees despite the executive order limiting restaurants to takeout for a period of time.
St. James Health, Newark
NJPRF granted St. James Health, a clinic in Newark, and Metropolitan Baptist Church funds to open a walk-in/drive-through COVID test site.
The grant also allowed St. James Health to go door to door and provide outreach, testing and primary care exams to seniors who were unable or unwilling to go to a public testing site.
In total, over 500 seniors and more than 600 walk-in/drive in patients were tested during a critical time.
New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund will raise funds and organize and coordinate resources to fight the medical, social and economic impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey’s most vulnerable.
This virus will not rest and neither can we. Donate now to help us help New Jersey.