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Grantee Blog 2020

Our Crisis Response to Food Insecurity

For more than 100 years, the Bergen Family Center (BFC) has been committed to strengthening families. Serving over 5,000 families each year, we offer comprehensive services across the lifespan. On March 13th, the COVID-19 crisis forced us to pivot our service delivery from face-to-face to a virtual platform for most of our direct services.

Food Insecurity

Food insecurity became an immediate concern for local families and BFC jumped into action; partnering with local businesses, non-profit organizations, Houses of Worship, and food distribution efforts to make sure that families are fed.

In partnership with Disabled Combat Veterans Youth Program and Table to Table, BFC has distributed fresh produce every Tuesday in Englewood.

Free reheat-able dinners were also distributed through a partnership with Family Promise and Central World Kitchen from Monday to Saturday in Englewood.

 

We deliver nutritious meals from local restaurants to seniors and caregivers, as well as families who are isolated with COVID-19.

We distribute Shop Rite gift cards to families so they have the autonomy to choose healthy food.

About the Grantee

Bergen Family Center

Founded in 1898 by the Woman’s Club of Englewood, as an after-school program for vulnerable youth, Bergen Family Center is Bergen County’s oldest continuously operating family service agency. We value early learning; promote healthy youth development, provide prevention, intervention, and counseling services, offer critical support to families, and help older adults age in place with dignity.