project leader
Marc A
location
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 440 Hoboken Ave
(Jersey City)
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Almost there.

the project

UPDATE -- April 19

The Sharing Place completed their April distribution on Saturday.  Your contribution -- and the completion of our $5,000 goal -- will ensure that the food pantry can continue to match extra demand during this COVID-19 crisis.

Here are the details from April 18's distribution.

14,000 pounds of food | 195 families | 4 bags per family, each containing frozen chicken, fresh onions, fresh green beans, milk, pasta, and various canned commodities

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No one should go hungry.

With food insecurity rising due to the COVID-19 crisis, Sustainable JC is running a fundraiser to support The Sharing Place food pantry at St. Paul's Lutheran Church (at Five Corners near Journal Square).

Sustainable JC has a long-standing relationship with this exceptional food pantry.  The Sharing Place has a working relationship with the City of Jersey City, Hudson County and various community stakeholders.

To meet the expanded needs for food distribution in Hudson County, The Sharing Place is operating beyond its capacity financially.  This campaign enables The Sharing Place to continue buying food as well as personal protective equipment (PPE -- N95 masks, gloves, sanitizer) for the pantry's monthly distribution.

Achieving our $5,000 goal would guarantee The Sharing Place the ability to provide the next three months of food distributions.   At a time when so many are anxious, you can ensure your neighbors have one less thing to worry about.

the steps

  • Early April: campaign launches; raise awareness through email, social media and word of mouth
  • May 15: campaign ends
  • Deliver check to The Sharing Place: assist with the purchase of fresh food items not always available from traditional sources, as well as personal protective equipment (PPE) for safe distribution

why we're doing it

The Sharing Place needs the Hudson County community's help to keep up with additional demand during the fallout from COVID-19.  Your donation allows the pantry to stay stocked and to provide meals to any individual or family who is hungry.  The Sharing Place never turns anyone away!

This crowdfunding campaign is aligned with Sustainable JC's Mission and Charter.  Activating residents to contribute to this vital cause during the pandemic is critical.

The Sharing Place is a haven for Jersey City and Hudson County residents in need.  Sustainable JC is helping to lift the burden of hunger during these trying times.  Join us!

 

**The Sharing Place is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and is one of the county's oldest and largest food pantries, serving the needs of low- and very low-income families and individuals.  It is a partner agency with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (part of the Feeding America network) and receives Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) funding through Jersey City's Division of Community Development. 

**Sustainable JC is a catalyst organization with a vision for Jersey City to become the most sustainable city in New Jersey, with community stakeholders who are educated about and committed to environmental, economic and social justice.

budget

Disbursed budget:

The vast majority of the funds will go towards the purchase of fresh food:
milk, bread, vegetables, etc. from ShopRite Metro Plaza; eggs and meat from Moloney’s Meat Market; supplemented by products from the CFBNJ.  The rest will go towards securing personal protective equipment (PPE -- N95 masks, gloves, sanitizer) for a safe distribution process.

Expected allotment: food 85%, PPE 15%




TOTAL RAISED = $5,448.00 $5,448.00
ioby Platform Fee waived $35.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $116.64 $116.64
TOTAL TO DISBURSE= $5,331.36 $5,296.36

Updated budget:

The vast majority of the funds will go towards the purchase of fresh food:
milk, bread, vegetables, etc. from ShopRite Metro Plaza; eggs and meat from Moloney’s Meat Market; supplemented by products from the CFBNJ.  The rest will go towards securing personal protective equipment (PPE -- N95 masks, gloves, sanitizer) for a safe distribution process.

Expected allotment: food 85%, PPE 15%



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $4,815
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $150
TOTAL TO RAISE = $5,000

COVID-19 Fee adjustment:  ($35 Platform Fee Waived)



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $4,850
ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $150
TOTAL TO RAISE = $5,000

updates

Almost there.

Hi all,

Happy to report that we are under $400 from our goal!  If you haven't yet, please let friends and family know about the campaign.

The Sharing Place completed their April distribution on Saturday.  Your contributions will ensure that the pantry can continue to meet extra demand in the coming months.

Thanks again -- Marc

 

 

$1,000 shy of our goal

We're now within $1,000 of our goal.  

As of Friday afternoon, Ioby is still offering matching donations.  If you haven't already, please let friends and family know about the campaign.  Let's complete the campaign before the weekend is up!

Thanks again -- Marc

Two-thirds of the way to the goal

This morning we eclipsed the two-thirds point on our way to the $5,000 goal.  Thank you to everyone who has donated!  We at SJC are humbled by the response so far.

Feeding those in need is a critical cause during this crisis.  Let's maintain the momentum so we can deliver funding to The Sharing Place ASAP!

Please let friends and family know -- via Zoom, text, social media, a shout from a window -- about the campaign. 

-- Marc

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