M25 Announces $20,000 Funding to Address Food Insecurity in County

The M25 Initiative Board of Trustees has established a Food Insecurity Fund to assist faith-based organizations and nonprofits in addressing growing food insecurity as a result of the pandemic.

“The M25 Initiative is putting forth an initial $20,000 of funding to help our armies of compassion in battling this need,” said Dr. Robin Weinstein, President & Founder. “Due to a warmer winter and the generosity of individuals and businesses, the M25 Initiative is able to use the funds that were set aside for this season of Code Blue to help address food insecurity in our community.”

This funding is in line with the organization’s commitment as M25 is based on the Gospel of Matthew 25:35-36- “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

Faith-based organizations and 501c3 nonprofits can apply for this funding on our website. The Food Insecurity Grants are designed to assist nonprofits and religious communities in addressing food insecurity issues related to the health and financial impact of the Coronavirus in Cumberland County, NJ. The funding is intended to be utilized from April-June 2020 in providing direct assistance to at-risk and food-insecure residents of Cumberland County. The online application is due by this Friday, 4/10/2020 because we want to help in this urgent need. Please visit m25initiative.org/food-insecurity.html.

For more information, organizations can email info@m25initiative.org or call 1-844-M25-HOPE.