Anti-Hunger and Feeding Initiatives

The foundation’s anti-hunger initiative focuses on supporting organizations that work with children and families in several categories such as food shortage advocacy, hunger issues, organizing food and clothing drives and providing emergency assistance to families in need.

During the year we volunteer and participate in community service projects with organizations, such as City Harvest in NYC, to help distribute food and fresh produce to families in need.

During the holiday season, we partner with organizations that have food pantries or feeding programs to address the growing hunger epidemic in the area.  In our first year, we made contributions to three New Jersey organizations, which provided enough funds to feed over 650 people during the holiday season.

By 2016, in addition to increasing our reach to 20 organizations, a warm holiday meal was served to nearly 1,000 people in five (5) cities, including Harlem and Brooklyn, NY and Newark, Elizabeth and Jersey City, NJ. In addition, grants were given to five food programs in NYC and NJ.

In December 2016 organizations with an estimated reach of over 2,000 people received contributions in the form of food bags and/or meals. The organizations included were:

– America’s Grow A Row, Inc.
– Let’s Celebrate, Jersey City, NJ
– New Community Corporation, Newark, NJ
– Eva’s Village, Paterson, NJ
– Franciscan Charities ~ Ann’s Soup Kitchen, Irvington, NJ

Organizations attending the Holiday Dinner with the Hunters and/or received toys and in-kind contributions, included:

– Curries Wood Tenants Association, Jersey City, NJ
– Central Brooklyn Economic Development Corp.
– Elizabeth Development Company, Elizabeth, NJ
– Elizabethport Presbyterian Center, Elizabeth, NJ
– Homefirst Family Success Center, Plainfield, NJ
– New Community Corporation, Newark, NJ
– Martin DePorres Group Home
– NY Foundling Organizations (Staten Island and Manhattan)
– Harlem Dowling West Side Center
– Lutheran Social Services of NY
– La Estrella (Bronx, Grand Concourse)
– SCO Family of Services
– The Morning Glory International Community Development
– Abbott House Foster Care
– JBFCS/Hawthorne Cedar Knolls Residential Treatment Center
– Thera Care Family Services
– South East Bronx Neighbor Center, Teen Challenge

Did you know…

According to Feeding America, in 2015:

– 42.2 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 29.1 million adults and 13.1 million children.

– 13 percent of households (15.8 million households) were food insecure.

– 5 percent of households (6.3 million households) experienced very low food security.

– Households with children reported food insecurity at a significantly higher rate than those without children, 17 percent compared to 11 percent.

– Households that had higher rates of food insecurity than the national average included households with children (17%), especially households with children headed by single women (30%) or single men (22%), Black non-Hispanic households (22%) and Hispanic households (19%).