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Community Connection Partners – Join Us

Here is a letter from one of our longest Community Connection partners.

Our volunteers are ready and looking forward to helping those in need in 2017!

Please feel free to join us at one of our weekly meetings if you would like to learn more about our organization or volunteer. We meet every Monday at 5:30 in the lower level of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church at 246 Woodport Road in Sparta.

Hope to see you there!

Sparta woman’s coupon know-how puts food on tables

Editor’s note: As part of Newton Medical Center’s ’15 Year For Women initiative, The New Jersey Herald is presenting a series of profiles on 15 women who are representative of the many in our community who are making a positive impact. This is the first story in the series.

Photo by Jake West / New Jersey Herald — Suzanne Stigers, left, works with members of the group Connect for Community to clip coupons to buy food for local food pantries. The group fosters several other initiatives for the community as well.

For more information you can visit connectforcommunity.org or
call 973-347-8737.

Read the full article here.

Thank You from SCARC.org

Dear Ms. Stigers and staff/volunteers,

I just want scarclogoto thank you for your contributions to the Harvest Home food pantries of SCARC, Inc. You are one of our most consistent benefactors. I also follow your page on Facebook and it’s incredible to see what your organization is doing in addition to supplying local food pantries. If there is anything we can do to help please let us know.

Thanks again,

scarc
Martin Noah
Supervisor, Harvest Home
4 Camre Drive
Newton, NJ 07860

Food for Thought

“21.5 Million children receive free or reduced lunches during the school year”.

“Only 3 Million children receive free meals through summer food service programs”.

Thank you to everyone who has been shopping for the Children’s Summer Lunch program. Once again, the work that you are all doing is helping to fill the gap and serve the needs of so many children.

Connect4Community” is committed to the basic human right to have access to food security and personal hygiene and household products in an atmosphere of self-respect and dignity.

“Our mission iConnect4Communitys to make connections in communities where there is disconnect. Connect the dots, connect people t
o one another, connect businesses with the community, connect ideas with action and calling all citizens to task about making connections in their own communities”.

Thank You from the Community Soup Kitchen & Outreach Center

On behalf of the Community Soup Kitchen & Outreach Center, thank you so much for ALL that you do to not only support the Soup Kitchen, but all of the other local food banks and food pantries. We are all working together to help our many neighbors in need, and you all make it happen!

The 100th day celebration at the Byram Schools was amazing and a true testament to all that you do, and all of the others you inspire, every day of the year.

Thank you for what you do every day, and every week.  You are all amazing and we at the Community Soup Kitchen are honored to work along side you to help those right here in our local community who need help.

Regards,
Marla Drury
Director of Development/Community Outreach

Community Soup Kitchen & Outreach Center
36 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-267-0709 (ext. 305) 

New Organizations Added to Our Support Network

Three new organizations have been added to the community service groups that Coupons for the Community supports.

Emmanuel

Emmanuel Cancer Foundation
1833 Front Street
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
908-322-4323 x17

Human Needs Food Pantry
9 Label Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-746-4669

Stockholm United Methodist Church
38 Route 515
Stockholm, New Jersey 07460
973-697-6202

What We Know

Coupons for the Community

100th Day of School Donations

Demand at food pantries has risen significantly since 2008. The number of people relying on food stamps is at its highest level since the late 1960’s. Food pantries exist to provide a safety net to those in need who may not be eligible for food assistance or are not receiving enough assistance to meet their basic needs. Due to current economic conditions, demand at food pantries is expected to rise even higher.

More than Food…

Coupons for the Community believes that by providing much needed items we also create an environment where there is less domestic violence, less addiction, less child abuse, and less divorce.

Coupons for the Community donations can make the difference between a child being ridiculed at school because of poor hygiene due to lack of toiletries in the home, or a parent getting a job or not. The goods received enable a family to exist in an atmosphere if self respect.

Coupons for the Community volunteers demonstrate to those in our communities that no donation or amount of support is too small to MAKE A DIFFERENCE.