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Showing posts from September, 2020

Volunteers Needed to Assist with Fall Initiatives

Project Self-Sufficiency invites teens and adults who want to make a difference in their community to consider volunteering at the agency this fall.   The ongoing pandemic, coupled with the traditional rush of programs hosted by the agency during the holiday season, has created a large variety of volunteer opportunities.   Food distribution continues to be a top priority for Project Self-Sufficiency.   Since the onset of the public health crisis in the spring, the agency has provided food to over 5,000 individuals.   Sourcing food and bagging up donations requires the efforts of a dedicated team of staff members and volunteers each week. With Thanksgiving around the corner, Project Self-Sufficiency is facing the prospect of providing almost double the number of complete holiday meals to its participants; the agency customarily gives away free frozen turkeys and all of the fixings to approximately 250 participants.   To date, close to 400 families have registered for assistance

New Jersey's First Lady Tammy Murphy Visits Sussex County

Project Self-Sufficiency received a helping hand from New Jersey’s First Lady Tammy Murphy on Thursday as the agency continued to address the overwhelming need for food among Sussex and Warren County residents as a result of the ongoing public health crisis.   Murphy helped assemble food bags for needy families, toured the agency’s campus, visited with students in the New Jersey Youth Corps program, and was treated to a rousing performance by youngsters in the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center.   The visit to Project Self-Sufficiency was planned as part of the First Lady’s targeted effort to highlight and support non-profit agencies across the state which have provided essential resources to the state’s most vulnerable populations during the Covid-19 pandemic. Project Self-Sufficiency has kept its doors open to serve area residents since the onset of the pandemic in the spring.   The agency quickly pivoted to offer virtual programming for individuals and families but kept the