United Way of Passaic County
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REP. PASCRELL ANNOUNCES $100,000 FEDERAL GRANT TO THE
UNITED WAY OF PASSAIC COUNTY
United Way will use funds to develop a plan to eradicate hunger in Passaic County.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-8) today announced a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study the causes of hunger in Passaic County and to develop a plan to achieve a hunger-free community. "People often ask the question of how hunger can exist in a nation that has been as blessed as the United States. Now, Passaic County has the chance to gets some answers to that question, at least in our own neighborhoods," said Rep. Pascrell, a House Ways and Means Committee member who advocated for the funding. "More importantly, the United Way of Passaic County will develop a plan to help make sure that nobody in Passaic County is forced to go hungry. I congratulate the United Way of Passaic County and look forward to the good work they will be doing on this project.
"We know that certain groups, including poor children, seniors, people with disabilities, and residents of low-income communities, are at great risk for missing meals, not being able to afford food and going hungry," says Yvonne Zuidema, President of United Way of Passaic County. "This grant is a huge opportunity for us to dive into the issue of hunger and create plans that address the unique concerns of specific groups of people."
In addition to studying the causes of hunger and creating a Hunger-Free Community Plan, United Way will become eligible to apply for future grants from the USDA that fund the work of alleviating hunger.
To learn more about the other organizations receiving this grant please click here.
To learn more about United Way's work to create Hunger-Free Community please click here after March 15.