Women, Infants and Children [WIC] provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. (http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/wic/)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program. The new name reflects the changes we’ve made to meet the needs of our clients, including a focus on nutrition and an increase in benefit amounts.
New Jersey helps (NJhelps) is a one-stop shopping resource for a wide range of programs. Take a few minutes to find out if you qualify for the following nutrition assistance programs as well as other state and federal programs that can help you find food, housing, employment, child care, health insurance, prescriptions, and much more. You can pre-screen for a number of programs including SNAP/food stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) & General Assistance (GA). Click here to complete the online application.
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Financial Assistance is offered to very low to low income individuals and families of Hudson County with special needs. Depending on the level of need and the availability of resources, the eligible participant will benefit from Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) or Short Term Rent Mortgage and Utility Assistance (STRMU) both programs are designed to thwart homelessness. Coupled with financial assistance, all participants are offered comprehensive case management, financial education, advocacy and linkages to resources to enhance established goals related too health, education, employment, nutrition and access to mainstream resources. The financial support together with the supportive services is intended to foster stability and wellness in each household.
Founded as an agency in 1982, a coalition of concerned ecumenical congregations, designed Let’s Celebrate to help satisfy the overwhelming need for emergency food services in Jersey City, New Jersey. In the early 1980’s the number of homeless and hungry people far outnumbered public food pantries and soup kitchens, creating a population without access to one of their basic needs; food. We have since broadened the scope of our community services to address the root causes of hunger by combining a comprehensive framework of ancillary support services including nutrition assistance, financial education and planning, supportive housing, affordable housing and social service support.
We are a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization so all contributions are tax deductible at limits designated by state and federal law.