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Free Food Available to Sussex and Warren County NJ Residents at Project Self-Sufficiency

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Project Self-Sufficiency recently received a grant in support of the agency’s food distribution program, The Food Pantry: Nourishing Our Neighbors, from the ACME Foundation Nourishing Neighbors program. 

The food pantry at Project Self-Sufficiency offers free food and limited personal care products to Sussex and Warren County residents, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Patrons need not be agency participants.  Funding from the Acme Foundation Nourishing Neighbors program is specifically allocated for emergency food distribution related to the COVID-19 crisis.

Project Self-Sufficiency is welcoming monetary donations to purchase food, as well as the donation of non-perishable items such as canned soups and stews; canned fruits and vegetables; fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables; frozen meals; coffee; tuna; pastas and sauces; peanut butter and jelly; toothpaste; shampoos and conditioners; hair care products; skin care products; laundry detergents; diapers and baby wipes; toilet tissue; facial tissue; and feminine hygiene products.

“The need for nutritious food by the vulnerable members of our community has increased exponentially during this public health crisis and we are exceptionally grateful to be the recipient of a grant from the ‘ACME Foundation Nourishing Neighbors – Feed Local Families in Need During this Crisis’ initiative,” commented Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director at Project Self-Sufficiency.  “Thanks to outstanding community support, The Food Project: Nourishing Our Neighbors at Project Self-Sufficiency is open and ready to serve anyone in need.”

Those who are interested in accessing The Food Project: Nourishing Our Neighbors at Project Self-Sufficiency are invited to visit the campus, 127 Mill Street, Newton or call the agency, 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500.  Monetary and food donations will be gratefully accepted at the agency Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Monetary donations can also be made at www.projectselfsufficiency.org.

ACME Markets began in 1891 when two friends, Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford, opened a small neighborhood grocery store in South Philadelphia, emphasizing quality products, low prices, and friendly service. 129 years later, ACME remains dedicated to providing a high-quality grocery experience that our customers have come to expect.  Today, ACME operates 164 stores, including 102 Sav-On Pharmacies at select locations, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, and Maryland, employing over 17,000 associates. In 2019 alone, along with the ACME Foundation, ACME gave over $2 million in financial support and over 5 million pounds of food.  The company and its associates remain committed to the communities they serve.  For more information, visit www.acmemarkets.com.    ACME Markets is a division of Albertsons Companies.  Locally great and nationally strong, Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States.

Project Self-Sufficiency is a community-based non-profit organization which specializes in services for low-income families in northwestern New Jersey.  Programs offered at Project Self-Sufficiency include family literacy education, computer training and job placement services, assistance with parenting skills, childcare, counseling and advocacy, referrals, and help with emergency basic needs.  To make a donation, or for more information about the programs and services offered by Project Self-Sufficiency, visit www.projectselfsufficiency.org or call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500. 

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Food and personal care products are available to Sussex and Warren County residents through the Project Self-Sufficiency food pantry, The Food Project:  Nourishing Our Neighbors.

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