The Montclair Foundation (TMF) has awarded $10,000 from its emergency fund to the Human Needs Food Pantry to address key areas of food supplies to homebound clients. This fund was created to get resources quickly to nonprofit organizations serving Montclair area residents, particularly those individuals most disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Human Needs Food Pantry posted on social media on Friday that they would be re-opening on Tuesday, April 7. When the TMF Grants committee received this information they responded immediately and awarded this $10,000 grant from the emergency fund. These funds will enable them to secure the resources they need to serve the most vulnerable members of the community during this difficult time.
“In this time of crisis, it is more important than ever that everyone lends a helping hand where they can,” said Deborah Hirsch, Grants Chair. “With the current COVID-19 outbreak upending so many lives, food pantries are being challenged to continue their essential services. Our hope is that this funding provides much-needed relief.”
Mike Bruno stated, “Thank you so much for your generous support of our mission. We are deeply grateful for this wonderful grant and for all you do for our organization.”
This $10,000 grant brings the total amount donated by TMF to $50,000 in the last two weeks. As there will be more assistance needed during this crisis, please consider a donation of any amount to the TMF emergency impact fund at https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/MontclairFoundationInc/EmergencyFund.html