The American Rescue Plan makes key investments in SNAP and WIC, extending SNAP maximum benefits by 15 percent through September 30, 2021, providing $1.1 billion in
additional SNAP administrative funds to states to help meet the demand of increased caseloads, and allocates $800 million for WIC to support low-income women and infants.
To find additional assistance if you need it, these local organizations are providing incredible service throughout our district and the state.
LOCAL FOOD ASSISTANCE RESOURCES
- Eva’s Village, Paterson. evasvillage.org
- Toni’s Kitchen, Montclair. https://toniskitchen.org/
- Human Needs Food Pantry, Montclair. http://www.humanneedsfoodpantry.org/
- Chatham CUMC Community Food Pantry. http://www.chathamumc.com/cumc-community-food-pantry/
- Table of Hope, Morristown & Dover. https://springstreetcdc.org/table-of-hope/
- Nourish NJ, Morristown. https://nourishnj.org/
- First Reformed Church Food Pantry, Pompton Plains. http://firstreformedchurch.com/connect/food-pantry-/
- Sparta UMC Ecumenical Food Pantry, Sparta. https://www.spartaumc.org/sparta-ecumenical-food-pantry/
- Nutley Family Services, Nutley. https://www.nutleyfamily.org/food-pantry/
- Caldwell Food Pantry, Caldwell https://cahnj.org/resource/caldwell-food-pantry/
Click on this link for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey to find a food pantry near you: https://cfbnj.org/
FOOD ASSISTANCE FAQs:
How do I apply for assistance with food and other basic needs during the COVID-19 outbreak?
Our state has an online application and screening tool, NJHelps, that can be used for many of the basic services designed to help those struggling to make ends meet.
Households eligible for the NJ SNAP (based on household size and income) supplemental benefit will receive the difference between their regular SNAP benefit and the maximum benefit for their family size.
Supplements will be in addition to standard monthly benefits and directly loaded to NJ SNAP recipients’ Families First EBT cards.
Under federal policies implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, households that already receive the federal allowable maximum SNAP benefit are not eligible for supplemental payments.
Food Assistance K-12:
School districts throughout NJ-11 are offering drive-up meal service for both breakfast and lunch for students ages 18 and under. Please check your school district’s website for details.
Food Assistance For Seniors:
During this time Meals on Wheels is still serving senior citizens across the country. If you or someone you know is in need of nutritional supplements visit their website: https://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/