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NJ Partnership for Heathy Kids - Newark and the American Heart Association are working hard with community leaders to improve access to healthy food choices. Courtney Price is pictured above (far right) with Senator Ronald Rice on a Healthy Corner Stores initiative tour. Newark YMCA President and CEO Michael C. Bright emphasizes the importance of this effort, "Children need healthy food options to grow and thrive. We are proud to co-lead this NJ Partnership effort to expand nutritious food choices for Newark families."
Check out the Newark YMCA's annual Plant a Seed Program! Our raised gardens near Rector Street will grow vegetables for our Emergency Residence Programs. This week, Y Facilities Department staff members worked with volunteers to plant thriving plants donated by John Arcoleo, from J&D Associates. At harvest time, the vegetables will be enjoyed by residents in our shelter programs.
For more information about this exciting program at the Newark Y, please contact Dan Staehs, Facilities Director.
The fourth annual Knights of Columbus “No One Should Be Hungry” food drive was held to benefit the Newark YMCA. Fifteen boxes of non-perishable items were delivered to the YMCA's Emergency Residence Program this week.
According to Dan Staehs, Knight In The 3rd Degree and Newark YMCA Facilities Director, "We are looking forward to continuing to partner with the Newark Y to tackle hunger in our community."
Thank you, Knights of Columbus, for helping our community thrive!