Be a Part of History
During this event we will surpass ONE MILLION MEALS packed since inception of this event seven years ago. That’s a lot of nutritious food for the hungry! Join us to celebrate this achievement, while you and your friends and family help overcome hunger in our world.
WE ARE NOW A RECOGNIZED CHARITY
The IRS has determined that our parent organization Community Partners for Hope of NJ, Inc. qualifies as a 501(c)(3) charity. All contributions to CPFH are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
If you wish to support us directly, please send your check payable to CPFH-GOH to:
Community Partners for Hope PO Box 532 Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
This is the web site for the Grains of Hope program which was founded by a number of churches and civic groups in Pequannock Township, NJ. Our mission is to address world hunger by providing food where there is great need, and where other external sources are insufficient to meet the need. A current listing of our sponsor organizations is at the bottom of this page.
Each year we raise funds for Grains of Hope through our member organizations (which have expanded beyond Pequannock, NJ into Lincoln Park, Wayne and Montville) and we use these funds to purchase carefully selected (and nutritionally beneficial) dry ingredients in bulk. Starting in 2017, we are also accepting direct contributions as a result of our 501(c)(3) determination by the IRS. In the Spring we engage the members of our communities in a meal packing event. Typically 600-800 people of all ages volunteer for this activity, During this experience we assemble the ready-to-cook bulk dry ingredients into plastic pouches that hold six servings each (a family-sized meal). Then, 36 heat-sealed pouches (216 meals) are boxed in a shipping carton, and later shipped to our on-the-ground partners in selected locations where nutritious food is needed. With this approach, we are able to provide a wholesome meal to a child or adult at a cost (to us) of about 25 CENTS – delivered to its destination. The recipients pay nothing.
Our extended local community has packed over 828,000 meals (over 61 tons of food) since we started just a few years go. Grains of Hope volunteers were able to accomplish this through the financial generosity of caring people who contributed over $171,000 to our cause through their churches and community service organizations. This money purchased the bulk food and supplies that were converted into packaged meals through the efforts of community volunteers in an estimated 2,900 hours of contributed effort each year.
Grains of Hope is the flagship program of Community Partners for Hope based in Pequannock Township, NJ. In addition to addressing hunger and food insecurity through Grains of Hope, Community Partners for Hope broadened its focus during 2016-2017 to include combating the opioid addiction epidemic facing the nation, our state and our communities. Our program on this topic was well received in the community with cumulative attendance over 1,500 at our three events, and garnered much favorable publicity. For 2017-2018, we are adding a new topic: Human Trafficking.
Web site: CPFHNJ.ORG
Facebook: Community Partners for Hope
Current List of Grains of Hope Sponsor Organizations
as of March 10, 2017
We welcome inquiries from other organizations who are interested in joining our Pequannock area program, or who want to explore setting up their own packing event under our banner and with our assistance and support. Please contact us at info@GoHnj.org for an exploratory consultation.
Pequannock Valley Rotary
First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains
Our Saviour Lutheran Church (Pequannock)
Holy Spirit Parish (Pequannock)
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of Lincoln Park and Montville
Pompton Valley Presbyterian Church (Pequannock)
Pequannock UNICO St. Joseph’s Church (Lincoln Park)
The First Reformed Church of Lincoln Park
The Lincoln Park Lions Club
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest NJ (Pequannock)
Pequannock Reformed Church (Wayne)
Women’s Hands in Mission (W/HIM)
Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish (Pompton Plains)
If your organization would like to explore joining in with the organizations currently
sponsoring us, please contact: Doug Cook
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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To join our mailing list and get periodic updates of our activities, please send an email to outreach@GoHnj.org with your request and we will happily add you to our contacts.