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Local Photographer Starts Drive for Project Self-Sufficiency Food Pantry

Sussex County photographer Ashley Schneider has joined professional photographers across the country in the Front Porch Project, an initiative which offers free portrait sessions from a safe distance while assisting those in need in their communities during the Coronovirus outbreak.   Schneider’s effort will benefit the food pantry at Project Self-Sufficiency.   Schneider’s studio, Renee Ash Photography, specializes in lifestyle, family, newborn and wedding photography.   Project Self-Sufficiency serves low-income individuals and families in the New Jersey Counties of Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon. “We are honored to have been selected to benefit from the Front Porch Project initiated by photographer Ashley Schneider,” commented Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director at Project Self-Sufficiency.   “Under normal circumstances, Project Self-Sufficiency’s food pantry serves hundreds of families every month. The advent of the Coronavirus in our area has placed an enormous bu

George Winston Concert Gathers Items for Project Self-Sufficiency Food Pantry

George Winston Celebrated solo pianist George Winston has invited concert attendees to bring canned food items to his concert at the Newton Theatre, Friday, April 3 rd .   All food will be donated to Project Self-Sufficiency’s food pantry and all proceeds from the sale of merchandise will benefit the agency.   Project Self-Sufficiency serves low-income individuals and families in the New Jersey Counties of Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon. George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums.   A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing.   Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander. George Winston’s classic albums, Autumn and December, are perennial favorites, along with

Celebrated Chefs Support Project Self-Sufficiency

Northwestern New Jersey’s premier culinary fundraising event, A Taste of Talent, will be held at the Conservatory on the Sussex County Fairgrounds on behalf of local non-profit agency Project Self-Sufficiency on Monday, May 4 th , beginning at 6:00 p.m.   Patrons are invited to mingle with chefs from more than 40 celebrated area restaurants while feasting on appetizers, entrees and desserts.   The epicurean event raises funds for the non-profit agency which specializes in services for low-income families in Sussex, Morris, Hunterdon and Warren.   Sponsorships for A Taste of Talent range from $500 - $30,000, and a limited number of individual tickets are available at a cost of $200.   The event will take place in the Conservatory, as well as the adjacent buildings and courtyard; on site tents and food trucks will round out the affair.   Volunteer musicians will perform throughout the space.   A cooking demonstration will be given by Culinary Co-Chairpersons Andre de Waal, Executive