Homefirst will provide meals every other Wednesday during the summer months.
FeedNJ is an aggressive campaign and the flagship program run by Platinum-rated nonprofit SoupKitchen411 to fight COVID-19-impacted food insecurity and keep struggling restaurants across New Jersey afloat by purchasing nutritious meals from them in bulk that are thereafter distributed to local soup kitchens. To date, the FeedNJ campaign has served over 60,000 meals purchased from local restaurants which have been served at soup kitchens and collective spaces for free, and plans to expand operations to all 21 New Jersey counties in 2021.
Funding for FeedNJ comes from private foundations including Walmart, Phillips66, Amazon, RWJ Barnabus Health, the Raul Esquivel Family Trust and over 30 more. In February 2021, FeedNJ received a $150K grant from Middlesex County and a $2M EDA Sustain and Serve grant expand its programming. By the end of July 2020, these funds will enable the FeedNJ program to purchase over 250,000 meals from local restaurants.