5 Decades of Walking to End Hunger

5 Decades of Walking to End Hunger

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Project Paul Serving Families in the Bayshore Area

In mid-August, after helping at the Habitat home going up on Oak Street in Keansburg, our hunger walk coordinator Janie Schildge joined committee member Judy Reichard and Rev. George Betz, the new pastor at Lincroft Presbyterian Church, for a visit to the Project Paul facility on Carr. Avenue in Keansburg. Project Paul one of the 17 local partners of our Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk is a non-profit organization serving people in the Bayshore Area of Monmouth County for over three decades. It was founded in 1980 as the community outreach ministry of St. Ann's Parish in Keansburg.

The building houses a two floor thrift shop with clothing, accessories, books, and furniture, where people are welcome to come and shop. Thousands of Bayshore Area qualified residents from Union Beach to Monmouth Beach and Matawan to Shrewsbury are able to receive groceries. They serve on average about 5,200 people from 1,900 households per month giving out between 8,000-9,000 pounds of food each month.

Other important services provide by this ministry include: Help with mortgage and utility bills for qualifying Keansburg residents, support of education through free ESL classes for moms in the community, assistance with transportation and other costs for single parents enrolled in college and other services. Sister Nancy works with Sal Cotare the Director, and a team of volunteers, on programs and services. She is enjoying her new job at Project Paul which is the largest food pantry in Monmouth County.

For additional information please visit their website. www.projpaul.org

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