NJDA Announces $10 Million to Go to NJ Food Banks

New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher announced last week that $10 million from American Rescue Plan State Fiscal Recovery Funds is being distributed to emergency feeding organizations throughout the state. The funds were provided to the NJ Department of Agriculture through a Memorandum of Understanding with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and will be allocated through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).

The amount given to each of the six emergency feeding operations is based on the number of people they serve. They are as follows: Community Food Bank of New Jersey, $5.3 million; Food Bank of South Jersey, $1.5 million; Fulfill, $1.5 million; Mercer Street Friends, $1.1 million, NORWESCAP, $300,000, and the Southern Regional Food Distribution Center, $300,000.

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