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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Local Non-Profit Agency Receives Grant for Food Pantry

Newton, NJ (November 15, 2022) – Project Self-Sufficiency recently received a grant from the Acme Markets Foundation Nourishing Neighbors Program to support its Food Project initiative for local children and families.  The funds were received from donations made by generous customers at Acme Markets stores at checkout during September.  Project Self-Sufficiency offers free food and limited personal care products to Sussex and Warren County residents, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Patrons need not be agency participants. 

“We’re excited to partner with Acme Markets to help our community’s children start their day with a nutritious breakfast so they can succeed in school,” commented Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director at Project Self-Sufficiency.  “Together with Acme Markets we will continue to tackle the ongoing food insecurity issues in our community.”

Nourishing Neighbors is a charitable program of Acme Markets Foundation which aims to eradicate childhood hunger in America by keeping food banks stocked and supporting meal distribution programs at schools. In 2020, Nourishing Neighbors enabled 350 million meals, invested $10.4 million in schools to feed children, and provided $9 million towards empowering BIPOC communities through hunger programs.

Project Self-Sufficiency is welcoming monetary donations to purchase food, as well as the donation of non-perishable items such as canned soups and stews; canned fruits and vegetables; fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables; frozen meals; coffee; tuna; pastas and sauces; peanut butter and jelly; toothpaste; shampoos and conditioners; hair care products; skin care products; laundry detergents; diapers and baby wipes; toilet tissue; facial tissue; and feminine hygiene products.  Monetary and food donations will be gratefully accepted at the agency Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Monetary donations can also be made at

Those who are interested in accessing The Food Project: Nourishing Our Neighbors at Project Self-Sufficiency are invited to visit the campus, 127 Mill Street, Newton or call the agency, 973-940-3500.