Community FoodBank of New Jersey receives $125K grant from Bayer

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey recently received a $125,000 grant from Bayer Fund, which will be used to support the organization’s efforts to nourish food insecure children and their families.

“Nearly 200,000 kids across New Jersey are food insecure. This generous grant will provide critical support for CFBNJ’s child nutrition programs,” Elizabeth McCarthy, CEO and president of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, said. “Thanks to Bayer Fund, we can provide more food and resources through our Summer Food Service Program, Kids Cafés and Family Pack program.”

CFBNJ of Hillside feeds kids in need year-round, helping to fill in meal gaps over the weekend, during the summer and after school, when children lose access to free school meals. Last year alone, the organization provided nearly 1.8 million meals through its child nutrition programs.

“Bayer Fund is proud to support CFBNJ and their work to make real, sustainable impacts in their community,” Al Mitchell, president of Bayer Fund, said. “Programs supporting healthy food access for children across the state of New Jersey helps combat the critical issue of food insecurity, and we’re proud to play a role with helping even more people in our community have access to healthy, nutritious food.”

Bayer Fund supports the mission of Bayer, one of the country’s largest life-sciences companies, and its mission of ‘Health for All, Hunger for None’ by working with organizations and nonprofits, like the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, to deliver on shared goals and overall strengthen our country’s communities.

In 2023, Bayer Fund awarded more than $12.1 million to over 2,300 charitable and nonprofit organizations to help address essential needs in Food and Nutrition, STEM Education and Health & Wellness. Since 2017, nonprofit organizations across the U.S. have received nearly $90 million from Bayer Fund.