Morristown soup kitchen starts 2020 with new name: Nourish.NJ

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From the former Community Soup Kitchen & Outreach Center:

LEADING EMERGENCY FOOD PROVIDER EXPANDS  IMPACT, AND EVOLVES NAME
THE COMMUNITY SOUP KITCHEN & OUTREACH CENTER IS NOW nourish.NJ

Despite blizzards, Superstorm Sandy, hurricanes, floods and power outages, The Community Soup Kitchen & Outreach Center kept its doors open every day for 35 years.

This commitment to the Morristown community has had a lasting impact on the lives of thousands of people experiencing homelessness and living in poverty. The myriad of programs offered over the years has helped provide housing for 80 people, jobs for 100 and health services for hundreds more.

And the organization has been able to grow and expand its impact thanks to the broad-based support received from nearly 4,000 caring volunteers and community donors. To go along with the new direction, comes a new name to better reflect the impact that’s been made on the root causes of hunger, homelessness, and poverty.

The Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center is now nourish.NJ. 

CBS visits nourish.NJ on Christmas Day:

 

But that’s just the start of the changes. In response to the needs of college students experiencing food and housing insecurity, vulnerable seniors in need of services, and working poor families struggling with housing, employment and health issues, in the coming months nourish.NJ will continue to build on its solid foundation of service to the community and will further expand its programs to meet these needs.

Partnerships with local colleges, service providers, municipalities, faith-based groups and child-care centers will expand the organization’s reach and help thousands more people each year. Services offered will include emergency food, housing assistance, employment services, mental health counseling and health programs.

nourish.NJ, a non-profit organization located at 36 South St. in Morristown, receives no government funding and relies on support from community members, foundations and corporations.

All are welcome and no questions are asked of anyone. Last year, nourish.NJ served 77,000 breakfasts and lunches; gave away 650,000 pounds of healthy, nutritious food through its Free Farmer’s Markets; provided 4,000 summer camp lunches to children of local low-income families; secured permanent housing for 80 homeless guests; and found employment for 100 individuals.

In 2020 nourish.NJ plans to help thousands of more residents of Morris County. For more information and to get involved, visit nourishnj.org

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